Leatherneck®-SF, D2 tool steel blade with black powder-coat
The word Leatherneck has become synonymous with the famous U.S. Marines since 1776, when Congress compelled all Marines to wear a thick, high leather collar (known in the vernacular of the day as a stock). This collar served two purposes: first, it helped protect one’s neck from sword and cutlass blows, second, it forced a Marine to keep his head up straight, exhibiting the military posture that was fashionable at the time.
It is to them that Cold Steel dedicates this series of tough, combat-ready fixed blades with two distinct and iconic blade styles, both of which have proven to be exceptionally popular with the U.S. armed forces:
– The Leatherneck®-SF (for Semper-Fidelis, Latin for always faithful) has a beautiful hand-honed saber ground clip point blade.
– The Leatherneck®-Tanto features Cold Steel®’s signature American Tanto blade with a stout reinforced tip for extra strength.
Both are made from D2 Tool Steel. A tough and hard-wearing air hardening tool steel that has good corrosion resistance, this steel has been used for decades by both factories and custom makers to produce rugged knives for outdoor and hunting use.
The Leathernecks®’ blades are then finished with a non-reflective black powder-coat.
To keep the fingers from sliding forward onto their keen edge, the Leathernecks® come with a superior solid steel guard. It is made of thick steel with double quillons that are turned slightly forward to provide excellent protection for your hand while offering minimal interference in the use of these knives when performing utility tasks.
The handles are made of deeply checkered Kray-Ex™ that totally encompasses the knives’ extra wide full tang. They offer unsurpassed gripping power through their palm hugging oval cross section and unique finger trough. They are capped with a thick, machined steel butt cap (no cheap casting or plastic like others) so they can also double as a hammer in an emergency situation.
To carry the Leatherneck® knives safely and conveniently in all environments, each comes with a sturdy and versatile military style Secure-Ex® sheath with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop.
– Leatherneck®-SF, 2017 Model
– Blade material: D2 tool steel with black powder-coat
– Overall length: approx. 29.8 cm
– Blade length: approx. 17.1 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
– Handle: approx. 12.7 cm long, Grivory and Kray-Ex™
– Weight: approx. 332 g
– Incl. Secure-Ex® sheath
– Cold Steel® Product No.: 39LSFC
This new model with black powder-coat replaces the previous version (Product No. CST-39LSFD) discontinued in 2017.