Buck 245 Matt Would Go Fixed Blade Knife 4" 5160 Black Cerakote Spring Steel Drop Point, Camo Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - 12346
BU0245MCSMWG2: 245 Matt Would Go
Special Warfare Operator First Class (SEAL) Matthew J. Leathers was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards. which include the Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Matt enjoyed running 100-mile ultra-marathons and Open Ocean Free Diving. It was during a free diving exercise that he was lost at sea in February 2013. The phrase, Matt Would Go, was coined by the leadership of Seal Delivery Vehicle Team One in recognition of his courage and unflinching devotion to duty. While much of what Matt did during his nine years as a US Navy SEAL must remain secret, his fellow SEALS have honored his memory with these simple words: MATT WOULD GO. His father, Tim Leathers, has created the Matt Would Go company as a tribute to the dauntless courage of his son and his fellow SEALS around the globe.
During his nine years with the US Navy SEALS, Matthew, known as a perfectionist, designed a knife that held up to his high standards. He used steel from the coil spring of a scrapped Humvee and built his own forge from an old mailbox. Tim has entered into an agreement with Buck Knives to make the exact knife Matt designed, and Buck Knives is proud to bring this to the market.
Commonly known as spring steel, 5160 has excellent shock absorbing properties making it resilient to shattering and extremely durable as a knife steel. Buck hardens 5160 to Rc 57-58 to maximize its performance. This steel will corrode, so please keep the blade oiled.
Taking a century’s worth of knife craftsmanship to an unprecedented level, Buck’s Pro Level knives are designed and crafted to be used in the most demanding situations. Premium materials and revolutionary designs are combined with the highest quality American craftsmanship. The result is a superior knife that discerning users can rely on in any situation. Designed and handcrafted in the USA.
- Product Level: Pro Level
- Blade Length: 4"
- Handle Length: 5"
- Overall Length: 9"
- Blade Steel: 5160 Spring Steel
- Blade Hardness: 57-58 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Black Cerakote
- Thickness: 0.165"
- Handle Material: Camo Micarta
- Sheath Material: Kydex
- Weight: 6.3 oz.
- Made in the USA