Buck "Matt Would Go" Survival Knife

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By all accounts, Special Warfare Operator First Class (SEAL) Matthew J. Leathers was an amazing human being. Not only was he a highly decorated SEAL but he was also someone his friends and family describe as a nice guy who would give others the shirt off his back.

When Leathers was lost at sea during a training exercise off the coast of Hawaii in 2013, the military suffered a huge loss.

But thanks to Buck Knives and Leathers' father, his legacy will live on in the badass 245 Matt Would Go--a knife designed by Leathers himself.

Featuring a 4-inch drop point blade made from tough-as-nails 5160 steel, the 245 MWG is built to withstand nearly anything you can throw at it.

The original was thrown together using steel from a coil spring scrounged from a scrapped Humvee and tempered with a mailbox. Although the Buck version is more finely tuned, it maintains that same toughness and scrappiness as the original.

Its handle is made from custom multicolor Micarta scales, which are wrapped around an extended tang that's useful for smashing glass and close-quarters combat. It also comes with a textured Kydex sheath.

Buck honored the combat veteran by making his knife and naming it the 245 Matt Would Go. The model number 245 is a tribute to his SEAL team class and "Matt Would Go" is a phrase coined by his fellow soldiers in recognition of his selflessness and courage. Leathers' name is also emblazoned on the back of the black-coated blade.

Made in the United States with a lifetime warranty, the 9-inch knife is a badass blade with a badass background. Even better, part of the net sales will go to the MattWouldGo LLC, which donates to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Brand: Buck Knives
Catalog Number: 518621
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 4.0
Blade Material Carbon Steel (5160)
Handle Color Camouflage
Handle Material Micarta
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 6.30
Point Drop Point
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Kydex
Total Length 9.

Buck Knives makes the perfect knife for everyday and outdoor recreation use-hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, climbing, diving, boating, survival, tactical, defense & rescue. Collectible & custom knives. Related products, equipment & accessories.

Buck Knives is the #1 recognized brand in sports cutlery, with over 100 years experience of making knives. We make each knife with the highest quality stainless steel alloy, specially chosen for the use of the knife. Then, we use a proprietary process developed by Paul Bos to heat-treat our blades for optimum performance and durability. Our Edge2x�? Technology creates a blade that is sharper out of the box, holds its edge longer and is easier to resharpen.

Buck Knives pioneered the concept of end-use categories to match the needs of the user. With in-house engineers and collaborations with professional knife users and makers, we tailor the design, materials and construction to match the intended use of each knife.


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