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009214 Cold Steel Tanto Lite 20TZ
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- Made of highest quality material
- Manufacturer: Cold Steel
- Cold Steel tanto Lite 20Tz
- Similar to the Cold Steel's popular Tanto and Outdoorsman knives, Tanto Lite has two-piece handle with polypropylene guard, pommel, and core, which totally envelopes full tangs
- Core is over-molded in highly textured Kraton material for nonslip use and remarkably long-lasting durability
- 11.375-inch overall length, six-inch blade with three-millimeter thickness; 5.375-inch polypropylene and Kray-Ex handle; German 4116 stainless steel; 5.7-ounce weight
- Includes Cor-Ex sheath with belt loop
- Includes limited manufacturer's warranty; details included with your purchase
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As a nod to their great success of the Pendleton Lite Hunter, Cold Steel has decided to make a more economical version of their popular tanto knives. They resemble their more expensive versions in that they feature similar blades, guards, handles, and pommels. The only significant change was the use of slightly thinner German 4116 stainless steel blades, and the implementation of less costly materials in the handles. The handles are made in two parts. They feature a polypropylene guard, pommel, and core section, which totally envelopes the knives' full tangs. The handle core is then over-molded in a deeply Checkered Kraton for a non-slip grip that's impervious to the elements and is easily cleaned with soap and water. To carry your knife safely and conveniently in the field, Cold Steel includes a pouch-style cor-ex sheath complete with belt loop so it can be easily worn on the belt or tucked into your pack or tackle box.
A durable and convenient Cordura sheath is also included.
- 11.375-inch overall length
- Six-inch blade
- Three-millimeter blade thickness
- 5.375-inch polypropylene and Kray-Ex handle
- German 4116 stainless steel
- 5.7-ounce weight
- Includes Cor-Ex sheath with belt loop
All Cold Steel knifes are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
About Cold Steel
Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, with the goal of making the strongest, sharpest cutlery in the world for knife enthusiasts. Over the last three-plus decades, the company has been at the forefront of many design innovations that have helped innovate the knife industry, including introduction of checked Kraton handles, and the tanto point blade styles which have become industry hallmarks of quality and sophistication.
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The knife itself is, typical for Cold Steel, very sharp out of the box, although it could easily be sharpened to a hair-splitting tool of doom! I love the slight curvature of the Tanto style Cold Steel uses, it makes for nice long cutting edge. It's also very easily sharpened. It's 3mm thick, which is more than plenty for this style of knife - one that I wouldn't be doing any batoning with, so don't use it as a log splitter, as I doubt it wouldn't last long in that role. The handle is OK (not good), but again, for a knife that I use as an everyday go to kind of knife, it's not a matter of life and death.
The sheath is the only part that I have some real issues with. It's the Cor-Ex sheath with a simple belt loop and nothing to really secure the knife in the sheath with. It's definitely usable but could've easily been good, or even great, with a simple mechanism to secure the knife with.
The Kobun is made with the better steel (aus8) and comes with a better sheath. If they made a Kobun with a bigger better handle with a pommel strike I'd be all over it, but they don't. Even the "recon tanto" blade has no pommel strike. And that is supposed to be a "Premium tactical blade".
Check out the vid of this knife on youtube where a guy compares this $20. Tanto lite with the "Master Tanto" from Cold Steel which is hundreds of dollars. It is the same knife albeit made with less expensive steel.
This tanto lite has a "rainbow finish" to the blade unlike any other cold steel knife I own (which most of them are aus8). It really is a show blade, as well as a usable tool. People complaining about this knife or its sheath are insane. It really is a bargain. I have not seen "stress test" videos for this knife but would not expect too much from it if used hard, the steel will probably not be up to the task. This is more of a cutting tool, not a pry bar or for batoning wood. In a hard-use situation I do feel it would hold up long enough to save your life, after which you could just buy another for $20. if damaged beyond repair.
Knife is selling for $23.49 now, when a lot of people used to get them for $19.99, which bothers me a bit, esp. b/c I buy multiples of the blades I like, so that $3.50 extra really adds up on me. But it is worth every cent of the price. The sheath is not as bad as everyone says. I like it and thinks it's OK, but it is definitely not "fast". Knife takes a second or 2 to wiggle out of the pouch that is gripping the rubberized handle. I am confused however by this sheath (as well as most sheaths on the market) having the belt loop positioned to carry the blade pointed down (parallel to your leg). It is a knife, not a gun. In my opinion it should be on your belt parallel to your belt, on your back or on your hip, so you can draw it faster and without cutting yourself (like the samurai draw their swords).
The belt loop is not removable and is fixed imo 90 degrees the wrong way. But 99% of all knife sheaths are made this way so it's not this specific one's fault. Heavy survival knifes need to be carried point down but not light fighting knives. They should be carried parallel to your belt and drawn fast tip up so your don't cut yourself. on your hip or from your lower back. Light knives like this can even be carried upside down so you can draw them while your hands may be full with 1 hand, cause it may save your life that way. Though this particular knife may be too large to carry as a neck knife, it certainly would not be impossible to do so, esp. if you are a taller guy. Their are many, many carry options and for $23. it is wrong to expect a perfect tactical sheath with multiple carry options be included with the purchase.
If you check on other sites they sell sheaths for this knife for more than the cost of the knife here on Amazon (which includes the free nylon sheath). Tanto lite plus nylon sheath for $23.49 or a "custom sheath" for $50.+ I'd rather buy 3x of these and just modify the sheath myself. Or carry it loose and when it rusts buy another for $23. You can even make a sheath out of a couple pieces of cardboard and some packing tape. It wont look pretty but it will be custom cut and fast draw and hug the knife better than any "custom" shealth on the market. Some of those plastic sheaths will even dull your blade. Stay safe friends! :_)
Would recommend, best knife you can get for 20 bucks. I've been a sword/knife enthusiast for 12+ years and can say this is one of the best ones I've had for any price. If you're thinking about it, don't. just buy!
Having said that I will admit that this is an awesome blade. It's not a Bowie, it's not a kukri, and it's not a Ford F-150 so telling people what it won't do is of no use whatsoever. But it cuts. Probably it cuts as well as anything I've ever seen.
And it's comfortable. It feels good in the hand.
The sheath is problematic - a pouch really. It's not fast and it's not convenient but it will keep you from cutting your hand off. It is not tactical.
Is this a perfect knife. No. What do you want for what it costs? You're not going to get Excalibur. It won't slice through a steel helmet or split a stone. It is, however. a good knife for a good price. Be happy with that.