SPARTAN BLADES SBBL3BK GEORGE RAIDER DAGGER SK5 STEEL LES GEORGE FIXED BLADE KNIFE W/SHEATH.
The Spartan-George Raider was designed by Les George, a prolific Knife Maker and former U.S. Marine as an homage to the Legendary United States Marine Corps Raider Stiletto of WW II. This sleek and durable dagger while holding to the overall design of the original knife takes advantage of a full tang design, injection molded handles, and modern SK5 steel. It is delivered with a knife-specific injection molded sheath for secure carry and protection. This is a dagger that any Marine or soldier would be proud to carry into a dangerous situation or raid.
This dagger was designed hilt-heavy to lie in the hand to reduce the risk of dropping. It has a double-edge blade with a stiletto-sharp tip and a diamond-shaped cross-section, sharpened on both cutting edges all the way to its oval crossguard. It has a slender symmetrical grip, with a middle convexity.
The original stiletto hilts were die-cast using zinc aluminum alloy to create the handle but, over time it was discovered that the zinc ions in this alloy tended to leach out, leaving the casting extremely brittle. As a result, more than half of the few Raider stilettos still in existence today have very fine hilt cracks or entire portions of the hilt missing, with pieces having simply flaked off; many more have replacement handles. Therefore, Spartan chose a full tang design with durable injection molded handles.
Blade Length: 7.00"
Cutting Edge: 6.75"
Handle Length: 5.00"
Overall Length: 12.00"
Blade Material: SK5 Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.1875"
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Double Edge Dagger
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Black Powder Coat
Handle Material: Injection Molded Plastic
Sheath Material: Injection Molded Plastic
Weight: 7.10 oz.
Designer: Les George