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Cold Steel 14R1J Military Classic Fixed 7" VG-1 San Mai III Blade, Micarta Handles

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Part Number: CS14R1J
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS14R1J: 14R1J Military Classic
Cold Steel
Now you can own an exact replica of this original classic for a very reasonable price. But make no mistake, our R1 Military Classic is not just a showpiece. The blade is expertly crafted from VG-1 San Mai III® blade construction and is 3/16" thick. Each one is flawlessly ground, hand fitted, polished and then honed until it will cut at the slightest touch. For strength and beauty, the double guard has been meticulously fashioned from a single piece of highly rust resistant 300 series stainless steel (instead of brass or nickel silver that can tarnish). It sports an extremely buffed and polished surface that will continue to gleam despite the ravages of time and weather. The handle is made from solid black linen Micarta. This is extremely costly, but nothing else looks or lasts like Micarta! Each one is contoured and shaped until perfect then permanently mated to the heavy blade tang with attractive colored fiber spacers. The final assembly is then buffed and polished to a fine luster. The R1 is delivered with a heavy duty brown leather sheath complete with Norton Fine India stone and pouch. This rugged sheath is built for hard service and is designed to fit virtually any belt including a G.I. pistol Belt!
  • Item Number: 14R1J
  • Name: Military Classic
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Length: 11-5/8"
  • Steel: VG-1 San Mai III®
  • Weight: 9.25 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Handle: 4-5/8" Long Black Linen Micarta
  • Sheath: Brown Leather Sheath w/ Sharpening Stone
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442001607

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Mike D
manchester ct
Jan 30, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I'm very happy with the military classic i bought. I've got nothing negative to say about it. I got it from knifecenter at a excellent price! Its always a joy to do business with knifecenter
5 out of 5
Dec 18, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Handle Material, Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Beautiful Blade
What a fantastic looking knife, extremely well made, great leather sheath for sheer beauty, great balance and feel. The handle is a little slick for my taste if it was to be a woods/combat, knife I would prefer to see a matte finished "naked" canvas micarta instead of the "varnished" or sealed shiny stuff, its just too slick if it gets wet, I think this knife is more of a collector than anything, its incredibly functional dont get me wrong but its almost too pretty to use. The Leather Sheath, and the Handle are both a good thing and a bad thing, they look amazing and really ad character at the cost of some functionality, thats why I marked them both as a pro and a con If I were going overseas, or out in the woods I would take my Cold Steel ODA with the secure ex sheath, its a very similar pattern blade style just as thick but since its hollow ground a little lighter, with a super grippy kraton handle, and a whole lot cheaper, and it uses the same San Mai 3 steel, the ODA is the "user" version of this knife IMO, the ODA runs about $140 and you get all of the functionality of this knife minus some looks, and a more practical sheath. Get the ODA while you can they are no longer made but there are still some floating around For the two reviewers saying they were taking this knife to Afghanistan, Stay Safe good luck and I recommend you Get the ODA and take that instead, the R1 has "steal me" written all over it.
4 out of 5
Dan A.
Aug 20, 2012
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Handle Material, None
survival knife
Doesn't feel like a combat knife more like a well made camping/survival knife. The grip is nice but too slick
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