This is the third time I’ve ordered this very knife. The first two times were from a place in Canada called hero tactical. When I received those knives the cross guard was loose and jiggled I sent the first one back, explaining why they sent me another one, which was even worse so I sent it back and was quite unhappy. That’s when I decided to deal directly with you guys minus the leather wrap on the one I currently have being a little rough at the top, the cross guard is nice and secure. I do really enjoy the knife. The only downfall is the sheath sucks because the snap enclosure for the sharpening stone scratches and gouges the blade so now I have to spend $100 to get a custom sheath made other than that hopefully the knife will last me for many years.
The sheath has a couple of hard button like things that hold the cover for the sharpening stone and as soon as I put the knife in it, they scratch the blade of the knife. Brand new and damage. It sucks.
Wow GREAT knife,built very well.I'll be getting years of use from this knife for sure ! I was able to go from quarter grip to reverse grip easily also.I touched up the edge though more to my liking.I'm glad I bought it.
For those who don't know, this is the knife issued to Marine Corp & Army pilots during the Viet Nam War, it was designed to cut/ smash their way out of a downed aircraft to escape capture by the enemy. A veteran once described the toughness of this knife as follows...You could use this knife to dig your way through a brick wall & then attack a tank with it. Now that's my kind of knife!!! I am very,very satisfied with my purchase & did some special cosmetic work to my new knife. Colored & burnished the edgework all around the sheath, coated sheath with neats foot oil to darken it up, then burnished rough spots out of handle, then dyed the handle a nice rich burgundy leather dye, & burnished that out, put on a coat of neutral shoe polish & buffed that baby to a high gloss shine. It's a beauty I will treasure, as I am a vet that served at the end of that war but luckily was never sent there. My hats off to all that did go there, being a military history buff, I am very well aware of what many went through, especially the "tunnel rats" & the "LRRP 's" talk about balls of steel, they could not have done what they did without balls of steel !!! Thank you for the finest of USA made products,,, no Chinese knock off here!!!
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El mejor cuchillo que un hombre puede tener....mil por ciento recomendable....saludos