Standing ready 24 and 7, the Black Heat is honed with respect, pride, and admiration for the US Marines. With a Motto like "The Few, The Proud" and a long-standing record of being one of the world's most effective fighting forces, many a young man takes the challenge to become a Marine. Many try, but only a few succeed. The USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has attained prominence as a formidable fighting force. With nicknames like Devil Dogs, Jarheads, and Marine Raiders, their tough attitude precedes them. Their game plan is simple, yet very effective. "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome". So strong is their brotherhood that they believe "Once a Marine, Always a Marine". And last but not least, their common greeting and farewell "Semper Fi". Always faithful, the Black Heat knife was designed with substantial input by many close friends who have been Active Duty Marines for most of their lives. US Marine Corps, we salute you!