In honor of El Salvador soldier, Samuel Gonzalez Toloza, whose patrol was attacked in Iraq. With little other option, Cpl. Toloza said a prayer, pulled out his knife and rushed the advancing group of 10 militia fighters. Toloza stabbed numerous al-Mahdi fighters, killing at least one and driving back the rest long enough for his squad to be rescued by an arriving relief column. Cpl. Toloza was later presented the Bronze Star by U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for his heroism in Iraq. He is credited with saving the lives of the members of his squad that day. Designed by Joe Flowers. Measures 11.5" overall with a 6" blade. CONDOR TOOL & KNIFE traces its proud history back to 1787, the year GERB WEYESBERG COMPANY was founded in Solingen, Germany. The quality of the swords, military knives, agricultural tools and household cutlery they manufactured made Solingen the cutlery capital of the world. Over the generations, the worlds largest manufacturer of swords and knives found it necessary to expand operations to other countries to better serve its customers. In 1964, the company formed IMACASA with a new plant in Santa Ana, El Salvador and filled it with state of the art German equipment. Some of the original local employees who were sent to Solingen for extensive training forty years ago are still working in the factory today, turning out the finest quality machetes, shovels and other hand tools.
- Micarta handle
- 6" 1075 High carbon steel blade
- Black epoxy powder coated blade
- Nylon Sheath