MSG Leon Hanson was a good buddy of mine for many years. He was a Ranger and fire supporter in Delta Force, and we invaded Afghanistan together on 19 Oct 2001. Leon took his life on 26 Jun 2015, and I wanted to honor him. I wanted a knife for a fighter, like Leon, that was versatile and not as big as a Bowie…the OAL is 12 inches, and the blade 7.25 inches. There are 4 different patterns showing in the 1600 layers of Damascus steel. This harpoon style blade is .250 inches thick with a smooth thumb rest and a stainless hand guard. The handle facilitates both left- or right-hand use for a forward or reverse grip for fighting.