KERSHAW FOLDING KNIFE SALE - UP TO 77% OFF! Details

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KERSHAW FOLDING KNIFE SALE - UP TO 77% OFF! Details

Cold Steel 17T Kobun Light Weight Boot Knife Fixed 5-1/2" Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle

$38.95

MSRP* : $64.99 | You Save* : $26.04 (40%)
Part #: CS17T | Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS17T: Kobun
Cold Steel

Cold Steel describes this item as follows:

The Kobun is a lightweight Tanto styled boot knife. It takes its namesake from the Japanese martial, or underworld where the word "Kobun" means "soldier". It's a fitting name for a knife like the Kobun, which was effectively designed to be "a good soldier". In profile it closely resembles our Master Tanto, but it sports a thinner blade, and that supports its main function; to be a light weight boot knife.

Like our Tantos, it features the Tanto styled reinforced point. This contrasts sharply with most boot knives on the market today which are notorious for their paper thin points which are easily broken or bent. In contrast, the Kobun's point is highly resistant to bending or breaking because it is reinforced by the full thickness of the blade's spine which runs almost to the very tip of the blade.

The Kobun's deeply checkered Kraton handle is designed to offer minimum bulk with maximum grip. Its cross section was made as thin as possible (approximately 1/2 inch), then contoured to resist turning or shifting in the hand. The Kobun comes complete with a Secure-Ex sheath.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 17T
  • Name: Kobun
  • Blade Length: 5 1/2"
  • Overall Length: 9 7/8"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 4.4 oz
  • Handle: 4 3/8" Long Kraton
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442008132

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Cold Steel 17T Kobun Light Weight Boot Knife Fixed 5-1/2" Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle4.483 (87 reviews)
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Cold Steel 17T Kobun Light Weight Boot Knife Fixed 5-1/2" Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle
5 out of 5
KY
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
I don’t know what to put here but it’s good
I use it for cutting and carving I’ve had it for 9 years and it still looks like it did when I got it I love it’s over all build I can be hard to get out of the sheath but it could be counted as a safety it won’t fall out at least
Cold Steel 17T Kobun Light Weight Boot Knife Fixed 5-1/2" Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle
1 out of 5
Virginia
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Suck ass sheath
NIce blade, really. Sheath sucks, really. You cannot draw this knife without the sheath coming with it. Not much point to it. I am looking for a sheath I can use with it, but no luck so far. I wish I had listened to the reviews before I bought it.
Cold Steel 17T Kobun Light Weight Boot Knife Fixed 5-1/2" Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle
5 out of 5
California
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Get it
This thing is insane. It would appear rather thin on the website but in reality is a huge chunk of metal. Very thick. Sheath retention is great. The handle is rather basic, nothing to special but not terrible either. The guard is basically nonexistent so if you plan on using this for self defense, which I dont know why you would because its 40 dollars, it's probably not the best idea. It would do some damage but again shouldnt be a go to. Was somewhat skeptical of Aus8 on a fixed blade but man is this thing tough. I went ham on some tin cans and not a single chip and slight if any loss of sharpness. As I said the blade is extremely thick and being a tanto point it is great at what it should do. However with the tiny guard it's a double edged sword type of deal. Highly recommend.
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