The Ranger Proof “Merrill” is our medium sized multipurpose field blade. Named after “Merrill’s Marauders” the
forefathers of today’s Army Rangers. Merrill has a 5″ blade made from 3/16″ thick, differentially heat treated, 1095 High Carbon Steel, with a 10″ overall length.
Similar to ancient Samurai swords, differential heat treat allows for a blade to have a softer temper on the spine allowing for more flex and making a
stronger overall blade. This way of tempering also allows for a harder, more rigid cutting surface that cuts better and
holds its edge longer. The blades are then acid washed and tumbled for a durable finish.