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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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5 out of 5
Apr 01, 2015
very nice
High quality
5 out of 5
Mar 30, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Wicked blade!
The blade is nasty wicked, concaved slightly on the "flat" side which should provide an chevron shaped puncture. The handle is grippy and comfortable, I personally hold the T handle between ring & middle finger; really comfortable. The sheath is a bit tight and therefore needs a little work. Carefully work in and out of sheath until looser. Beware though, buddy cut himself w/out realizing it. Wicked sharp and point!!! I'll be using it as a last ditch w/ off hand....while retaining duty weapon. Get it!
4 out of 5
David H
Mar 20, 2015
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Safe Maker 1
I bought this knife to carry on my chest rig. I love the knife, it is typical Cold Steel quality (excellent) but I am less thrilled with the Securex sheath. This sheath is so tight that I can hold the knife by the handle and shake my chest rig (with 9 loaded magazines and various pieces of gear) violently and the knife will not come out of the sheath. I'm going to have to file off part of the tabs on the inside of the sheath which hold the knife in place just to be able to draw the knife. Bummer. I give kudos to for great price, rapid order processing and quick shipping. Thanks.
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