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Cold Steel 12BS Safe Maker I Push Knife 4-1/2" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle

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Part Number: CS12BS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS12BS: 12BS Safe Maker I
Cold Steel
Cold Steel has been making push knifes for a quarter century. In those 25 years, they have continually been refining their designs, discarding features that didn't perform as well as they would have liked and enhancing those that did. These blades, and the wealth of experience that has gone into their manufacture, have paid off handsomely for Cold Steel as they have generated quite a following among law enforcement and military personnel around the world. This is because they offer "big knife" cutting and piercing potential in a very compact, easily portable size, and, unlike a revolver or semi automatic pistol, they never break, malfunction, or run out of ammunition.

Designed by Lynn C. Thompson, the Safe Make push knifes are, without doubt, the finest commercially made push knives in the world. The blade, shaft, and 'T' shaped tang are all drop forged from one piece of AUS 8A Stainless Steel. This process, though costly, eliminates any unwanted sharp edges or surfaces that would irritate the hand or fingers when the knife is clasped in a closed fist, and it produces a better knife, since the subsequent vacuum heat treatment and sub zero quench, renders the blades virtually unbreakable.

Well made blades deserve equally well-made grips. A lot of time and energy went into the production of our 'T' shaped handles. Made of shock absorbing Kray-Ex they totally encapsulate the tang and part of the shaft so they can be comfortably and securely grasped in the fist with the blade jutting out between the fingers and used to deliver absolutely devastating punching and slashing blows.

Each Safe Maker includes an easily concealable and sturdy Secure-Ex boot/belt sheath and a steel bead chain lanyard so it can be worn as a neck knife.
  • Item Number: 12BS
  • Name: Safe Maker I
  • Blade Length: 4-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 6-3/8"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 3.7 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 5 mm
  • Handle: 1-7/8" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442006268

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Jeff P
Hartford ct
May 18, 2015
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Cold steel safe maker
Purchased for self protection and the item looks well made what I was looking for.
5 out of 5
Minneapolis, MN
May 07, 2015
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
So, I got my Cold Steel Safe Maker 1 today (May 7th, 2015) and was questioning if it was worth the buy before it got here- sometimes I go nuts like that, but when it got here I got the butterflies inside like a little kid getting a surprise gift from his Daddy- I was so excited to have this thing. So I firmly grabbed around the sides of the sheath and YANKED this thing out the sheath and I thought, "MAN, that thing was in there tight, just like they said in the reviews." I felt the weight of this push dagger while looking at it and thought to myself, "Man this thing is bigger in person than what they show in the videos on YouTube; that polish is REAL clean- man this thing is NICE!" Then the most stupidest thought came to my head, I looked at the extra plastic protruding on each side and around the sheath and I looked at the extra plastic on both sides of the sheath right next to where the blade goes in and I said, "Hmmm, I wonder if I were to put my thumb here, and my index finger here; and pull, I wonder if the blade would cut me?" I said to myself, "It might not be wise to do that, because it might cut ya- Screw it, Let's do it." I gave it a firm and steady pull...SHING! -right across the thumb, and I was bleeding. I then said to myself, "Well that wasn't a very smart move." I walked into the bathroom to get a bandage behind the mirror cabinet, after I got the bandage and closed the mirror cabinet, I looked at myself in the mirror smiling and my wise self said to my boneheaded self "I told you, I told you, you dumb dumb, not to do it, I knew that would happen; but, you did it anyway. Now go tape up your thumb you Blockhead, maybe you learned something today." Now, the moral of this story is... as beautiful as this push dagger is when in hand, DO NOT FORGET that this is a weapon, and weapons should be handled with Care, and most importantly, Awareness. -Enjoy your purchase. P.S. If you see me and would like to see the proof, just ask to see my thumb and I will show it to you.
5 out of 5
Craig S
Alberta, Canada
May 06, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
What you all know about killing
^^^^^^^^^Name the movie quote ^^^^^^^^^ Always wanted a decent push dagger/ knife, and Cold Steel as delivered! Sharp as my wit straight out of the box. Sheath retention is amazing...first few clicks is a bit stiff, but soon worked it in...clip can be mounted on belt, pack, where ever you fancy...I use mine behind my mag pouches on my duty belt as my last ditch goodnight device! I bought two! Buy won't be disappointed
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