Cold Steel 12DBST Safe Maker I Push Dagger 4.5" AUS-8 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath


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CS12DBST: 12DBST Safe Maker I
Cold Steel
Cold Steel has been making push knives 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-8 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: 12DBST
  • Item Name: Safe Maker I
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Blade Length: 4.50"
  • Handle: 2.0" Long Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 6.50"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS-8 Stainless with Stonewash Finish
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Taiwan
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.
4.769 (13 reviews)
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Gilberto D
Los Angeles CA.
May 08, 2018
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Amazing knife
As an amateur boxer this is the pefect self-defense tool for me. Everything about the knife is amazing even the price itself other push daggers are smaller less intimidating yet cost a lot more. The "Safe Maker 1" is more intimidating and less expensive. Perfect knife!
4 out of 5
Apr 25, 2018
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cold Steel Safe Maker 1 push knife
Bought this with the intent to have a back up blade. Wanted the knife to be low maintenance, put it in my boot and forget about it. This fit the bill perfectly, and at the price, if lost, is not a heart break! I bought it knowing it wasn’t techlok ready, still wish it had that option out of the box. Would have a lot more carry options.
5 out of 5
Coming to a neighborhood near you
Apr 25, 2018
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great customer service and exceptional value!
Cold steel produces solid knives. My push dagger is another tool that is readily available on my molle. Substantial weight provides easy thrust, with a fine blade. Secondary knife in a confrontation. If one is good, two is better.
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