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Cold Steel Leatherneck-SF Fixed 6-3/4" Blade, Grivory and Kraton Handles - 39LSF

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Part Number: CS39LSF
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CS39LSF: 39LSF Leatherneck-SF
Cold Steel
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, and second, it forced a Marine to keep his head up straight, exhibiting the military posture that was fashionable at the time.

Today, after two centuries of personal sacrifice on and off the battlefield, our Leathernecks enjoy the love, respect, and admiration of every true American and it is to them we dedicate this series of battle ready knives.

The series has two distinct blade styles. Both are made from German 4116 Stainless steel and finished with a rich Tuff-Ex&trage; non reflective coating:

The Leatherneck-SF (for Semper-Fi) has a saber ground clip point blade. It's hollow ground and honed by hand to a startling razor sharpness.

The Leatherneck-Tanto features a Cold Steel style Tanto blade. It's incredibly sharp blade is 7" long and hollow ground by hand.

To keep the fingers from sliding forward onto their keen edge, the Leathernecks come with a substantial guard. It's made of thick steel with double quillons that are turned slightly forward and provide excellent protection for your hand (especially in close combat) while offering minimal interference in the use of these knives when performing utility tasks.

The handles are made of deeply checkered Kraton® that totally encloses the knives' extra wide full tang. They offer unsurpassed gripping power through their palm hugging oval cross section and unique finger trough. They're capped with a thick, machined steel butt cap (not cheap casting like others) so they can also deliver frightful blows with the butt or double in an emergency as a hammer.

To carry the Leatherneck knives safely and conveniently in all environments, they come with a sturdy Secure-Ex sheath complete with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop.
  • Item Number: 39LSF
  • Name: Leatherneck-SF
  • Overall Length: 6-3/4"
  • Overall Length: 11-3/4"
  • Steel: German 4116 Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 12.3 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 4.75 mm
  • Handle: 5" Long Grivory & Kraton
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442009245

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Mar 18, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Strapped it to my plate carrier body armor
Good feel well balanced
5 out of 5
Mar 18, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Strapped it to my plate carrier body armor
Good feel well balanced
5 out of 5
Seattle. WA
Dec 13, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great Knife ( I have the SK-5 full flat ground version)
The SK-5 Version of this knife is fantastic its the Full Flat ground Kabar with a really good sheath I have always wanted. SK-5 is very similar to 1080 high carbon steel. So SK-5 is slightly more flexible than 1095, and according to the specs "on paper" SK-5 wont hold an edge for quite as long because of its slighlty lower carbon content . But from my experience with quite a few knives in SK-5 any "lost" edge retention between SK-5 and 1095 certainly hasnt bothered me any I think SK-5 is a fantastic steel for hard use knives. Ive used my Leatherneck and Other Cold Steel knives with SK-5 steel to baton through logs for firewood, Ive seen then bend really really far when coming up against a knot and they just power through and spring right back into shape. I have yet to break a knife in SK-5, I havent even broken the Tip off of one and considering what Ive dont with my Letherneck and Recon Scout thats pretty amazing Ive seen other knives that have "better" edge retention becasue of a higher rockwell hardness and carbon contents, simply snap when Batoning, I havent broken many knives but its always the high carbon high rockwell steel with "great edge retention" that seem to fail spectacularly. I can fix a screwed up grind, or I can fix a completely rolled or ruined ege, I cant fix a blade with a huge chip out of the cutting ege or a knife that simply snapped in two. The New Leathernecks are Using a Flat Saber Grind and 1.4116 krupp stainless steel. I want to say this right now that the New knives are still very good, for thier intended us the new steel and grind is actually better suited to the task. 1.4116 krupp is very similar to 420HC, a steel that is alot like 440C, Ironically SK-5 and 1095 compare alot like 1.4116 krupp and 440C. Just like SK-5 doesnt have quite the carbon content of 1095, 1.4116/420HC doesnt quite have the carbon content of 440C but in most other aspects they are pretty identical. And lets be clear 440C AKA 154cm/ATS-34 is a premium blade steel. And Just like SK-5 compared to 1095 the 1.4116 compared to 440C stainless will bend furhter resist chipping and breaking longer than its higher carbon "better edge holding" counterparts. The Leatherneck is a Cold Steel version of the Kabar. and the Kabar may be a "military fighting knife" but in actuality it is an All purpose field knife that can be used for self defense, If we look at the knives and thier acutal use realistically the Cold Steel Leatherneck and the KaBar will just be used as hard use camp knives A full Flat ground blade is great for bushcrafting and it may be great for knife fighting because its lighter and its fast with a neutral balance. However once you start prying and really abusing the knife a FFG blade is slightly weaker, the edge will have more of a tendency to roll and the tip will be more likely to break because its thinner than a Flat Saber grind or a Scandi Ground Knife. As much as people love to hate on the 1.4116 steel and the Flat Saber grind, They are completely ignoring that the new design and steel choice is better suited for a hard use soldier blade. If I was being sent into a combat zone tomorrow and had to pick between the Full lfat ground SK-5 version of the Leatherneck that I have and the new 1.4116 Stainless Flat Saber ground Version. I would take the new one. As much as I like the SK-5 for a lightwight bushcrafter/pack knife, I know the new design is better suited for the general use and abuse that a soldier puts a knife through. If I could pick any knife to take with me It wouldnt be either the SK-5 or the 1.4116 Leatherneck, It would probably be a San Mai 3 SRK
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