This might be the most patriotic frame Gatorz has ever designed. Our new Battleworn frame digs deep into America’s undaunted history, with 15 stars in a custom engraved temple pattern that evokes the Star Spangled Banner.
Not the song, mind you … we’re talking about the actual Star Spangled Banner—the 15-star garrison flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812.
On September 13, 1812, a fleet of 19 British ships pounded the fort with rockets and mortar rounds for over 25 hours. For the defenders stationed there, it must have felt like heaven and hell switched places as fire rained down on them amid a torrential downpour.
The next morning, observing from afar, an American lawyer and amateur poet named Francis Scott Key saw something stunning amid the smoke and flames.
Flying atop the battered ramparts was a garrison flag. The 15 stripes and 15 stars swayed in the breeze, confirming that the fort remained under American control.
Our flag was still there.
These brand new, limited edition frames are now available in the Gatorz catalog. Find the Battleworn design on both the Specter and the Magnum, two all-aluminum bestsellers with a special Cerakote® finish for additional ruggedness and long-term durability. Choose between Black or OD Green. The OD Green variant livens things up a bit with coyote tan stripes, and you can’t go wrong with the reliably patriotic classic white on the Black variant. Every frame comes with a lifetime frame warranty.
The MILSPEC Magnum with limited edition Battleworn temple styling.
Let’s get into the tech specs of these star-spangled newcomers. The ballistic certified lenses are compliant with ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 2015 and MIL-PRF-32432A impact standards, meaning they can withstand two hits from a .15 caliber projectile between 700-725 feet per second without cracking, shattering, or dislodging . In other words, the Battleworn frames just might be the nation’s most patriotic safety sunglasses for anyone who works in hazardous fields or spends a lot of time at the range.
With scratch resistant lenses imbued with an anti-fog coating and an oil- and grease-repellent treatment, these shades are built to perform in the elements. Rely on them for clear visibility at all times no matter where your mission takes you.
Every one of these limited edition MILSPEC frames ships to you with an added bonus—the ammo can sunglass case. Designed to match the unrivaled durability of the frames themselves, this ultimate sunglass case has a watertight seal to keep moisture and dirt out when safely stowed, protecting your sunglasses just like you would spare rounds.
Each ammo case includes a custom foam insert to securely hold your glasses in place.
And this might go without saying, but of course they’re made in America. With a sleek new design that honors the very strength of America’s defenders and the anthem that immortalizes them, forging these bad boys right here at home was always the plan.