I am a Sgt. In the U.S.M.C., and I recently returned from my second tour in the Middle East. I’ve carried a SureFire Delta folder as my EDC on both tours. It never left my side at home either. Last September, my team was conducting an urban raid, and we took small-arms fire upon entering a building. My buddy and I were going down a set of stairs, and I caught two rounds from a 9 mm; one grazed my leg about an inch above my knee, and the second hit almost directly square on my knife. Thank God it hit my knife, because that wouldn't have been a pleasant wound. I ended up with a tiny piece of the copper jacket in my hip, only about ½” deep, and the rest of the round took full absorption and deflection on the knife. I had a bruise the shape of the knife’s handle from it being hit against my leg so hard, but that sure beats a bullet in the hip. Unfortunately, the shot rendered the knife unusable, as it cracked and bent the titanium frame into the blade, but from damn near point-blank range, it was unbelievable that it stayed in one piece. Thank you very much for the tough, quality gear you put out. I have always loved the designs, fit, and finish on your knives and WeaponLights, which I own three of. I just wanted to reaffirm something you already know, but your knives are carried into the harshest environments in the world and are trusted by men who put their lives behind them (literally), and we aren't let down. Keep up with the quality. I'll always have a SureFire in my pocket.
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