Cold Steel 20NPF Finn Wolf Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, OD Green Griv-Ex Handles

$38.95

MSRP* : $64.99 | You Save* : $26.04 (40%)
Part #: CS20NPF | Cold Steel Knives
Description
CS20NPF: 20NPF Finn Wolf, OD Green
Cold Steel
 
Cold Steel President Lynn C Thompson has always admired the sleek lines and dependable, highly functional blade shape of the classic Pukko. Ever since their inception in 1980, this classic Finnish hunting, and utility knife has never been far from his thoughts.

Over the years, Cold Steel has released numerous versions of the Pukko, and now, in a design collaboration with custom knifemaker Andrew Demko, Lynn is proud to introduce a folding Pukko - the Finn Wolf!

Taking the classic Pukko as inspiration, Andrew Demko brought his engineering genius to a hard-working folding knife. Thin, super lightweight, easy to carry and even easier to use, this modern EDC (Every Day Carry) knife is perhaps the perfect "everyman" knife.

Equipped with the Tri-Ad lock, adding new levels of safety and security, the Finn Wolf is utterly impervious to shock, making it reliable in the toughest, most uncompromising conditions.

Its satin polished Japanese AUS-8 blade is ready to put in long hours and hard work, and, with its keen zero ground edge, it's a breeze to re-sharpen.

With this much performance packed into this comfortable, strong, practical and inexpensive a package, there's simply no excuse not to add one to your collection today!

A quick fix for stiff lock up on the Finn Wolf models and other lockbacks is to leave the blade of the knife open at a 90-degree angle so that the blade is pushing in on the lock at the furthest point. This is to simulate wear and then leave it overnight for about four nights and test. The lock should be broken in pretty well by now (from a Cold Steel customer service department email).
Specifications
  • Item Number: 20NPF
  • Name: Finn Wolf, OD Green
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 3 mm
  • Overall Length: 7.875"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Handle: 4.375" Long. OD Green Griv-Ex
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442013570

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Lockback
Lockback The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Cold Steel 20NPF Finn Wolf Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, OD Green Griv-Ex Handlesrated 4.320 stars out of 5 (25 reviews)
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Cold Steel 20NPF Finn Wolf Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, OD Green Griv-Ex Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Steve F.
Rochester, NY
Jun 05, 2020
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Surprisingly good
I was initially attracted to this folder because I don't have any blades ground in the Scandinavian fashion. It looked interesting. I figured for the price it might be something that would be a good occasional EDC, but probably not on the level of the favorites that I usually carry. It would kind of put something into my collection that I didn't have. Well I do have some inexpensive folders, and I do carry them, but I also have a number of midline and higher-end production knives that are my usual EDC defaults (Kershaw, ZT, Brous, Spyderco, etc.).Boy, did this knife surprise me.First of all, the ergonomics on it are fantastic. It just melts into your hand, and I have large hands-XL or XXL gloves. For reasons of legality, I lean toward blades that are 3" to 3.5" long (that's the sweet spot for lots of folks). A lot of the handles of folding knives in that size category leave my pinky hanging off partially or completely. Not this one. Wow, what a grab! The material the handles are made of are not the highest end stuff, but they have enough texture to give you a decent grip. They are also not so rough that they rip your pants to pieces between the handle material and the pocket clip. Nice. The only thing that is missing is a little bit of jimping for the thumb, but that's not critical on this knife, because the back of the blade is so incredibly thick. The knife weighs next to nothing ; it is surprisingly light for its size and the thickness of the blade (being linerless certainly helps). When you open the blade, there is no lateral play or vertical play at all. Rock solid. This particular blade maintains a very thick spine all the way to the tip. Very strong blade geometry.The sticking point for some Cold Steel knives is that their famously strong TriAxis back lock can be difficult to disengage. Some people can't do it all, and a lot of people complain about how difficult it can be. You generally have to bear down pretty hard on them before the blade will be release so the knife can close. I have a few Cold Steel folders, and they all have this lock. This one is by far the easiest to disengage and operate of any of them. I don't think it will give anybody a problem. The ease with which I disengaged it the first time really surprised me. When I first checked the blade with the little "barely touch it and carefully brush your thumb sideways across perpendicularly" initial test, it seemed kind of dull to me. I figured I would take the sharpness up a bit later in the day. Then I grabbed the kind of paper I usually use when I'm just checking out a knife really quickly, and the thing just fell right through it. There is something about this blade geometry; it doesn't feel tremendously sharp, but it slices like crazy. Much sharper than it seems. Another surprise! The clip is not gigantic and outsized; it does not tell everyone "hey, I have a knife!" It holds quite firmly, and just enough of the knife protrudes from your pocket to give you a great grip to pull it out. The reasonably small pocket clip also doesn't create a hot spot when you hold the knife in your hand. Good ergonomic design, again. Yes, it's AUS 8A steel, not exotic or premium, but perfectly good for an EDC, and it won't be a bear to sharpen like some of the more exotic steels. I wouldn't use this as a primary shop knife, but it is perfect for an EDC. And did I mention that it is an unbelievable slicer? This thing slices every bit as well as my Benchmade Griptilian (at about 1/4 the cost).Those Nordic fishermen of yore certainly knew something about designing a knife. This one is going into my regular EDC rotation, along with some other knives that cost many times more. Really impressive for the price. If you're thinking about it, stop thinking. Buy it. You won't be sorry.
Cold Steel 20NPF Finn Wolf Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, OD Green Griv-Ex Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Wizard
WA D.C.
Apr 06, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Perfect for EDC
Probably the best mass produced folder I own. This is superb for EDC and self-defense. The Scandi zero bevel is the best -- it's a razor. The lock is tight. Grip is solid. No blade play open or closed. Easily sharpened with ceramic, 3000 grit sandpaper, and leather. Lube with Sentry.
Cold Steel 20NPF Finn Wolf Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, OD Green Griv-Ex Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Crimson
United States of America
Dec 05, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Solid folder
I am furious. I spent $35 on this knife and I am not able to cut down a redwood tree with it. I can’t even kill and clean a fully grown wooly mammoth. It did not come in s30v steel as I would have hoped.... people need to start rating knives on the price. This is a great knife for the price. If you want a high end folder, save up a few hundred dollars and get one. The knife fits well in hand and works great for small everyday tasks. Those tasks do not include jungle survival, taxidermy, sword fighting or prying gem stones from long lost antiquities. Buy this knife, it’s great.
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