Cold Steel 28E Grik Folding Knife 3" AUS-8 Plain Blade, Black GFN Handles


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Part #: CS28E | Cold Steel Knives
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CS28E: 28E Grik

Cold Steel

Created by custom knife maker Andrew Demko, the Cold Steel Grik is a pocket-friendly, functional utility and every day carry knife. The Grik’s distinctive modified spear point blade is made from expertly heat treated and cryo-quenched Japanese AUS-8 steel for a perfect balance between edge holding and ease of re-sharpening. A shallow indent in the spine of the blade makes a comfortable thumb stop for leverage when doing hard work, or a rest for your index finger when using the tip for precision cutting. The Grik’s two-tone line-grain satin polished blade and contrasting black polymer HTR thumb ramp make the knife really "pop" - making it as easy on the eye as it is to use. But it’s the Grik’s handle that sets it apart! Made from ergonomically contoured GFN with a replaceable and reversible clip, it’s an extremely thin and flat low-profile carry that’s easy on your pockets and incredibly discreet. Furthermore, the Grik’s polymer clip is incredibly comfortable in-hand, negating those "hot spots" that often occur when using a steel-clipped folder for any prolonged length of time. Plus, unlike a steel clip it won’t scratch your paintwork or tear the leather seats in your car! Equipped with the Tri-Ad locking mechanism, that has been proven to offer unsurpassed levels of safety security and strength, the Grik is a tough, practical and functional everyday working tool that you will quickly find to be utterly indispensable.


  • Item Number: 28E
  • Item Name: Grik
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Length: 3.0"
  • Handle: 3.875" Long GFN
  • Overall: 6.875"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket/Belt Clip

UPC Code: 705442017028

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 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 28E Grik Folding Knife 3" AUS-8 Plain Blade, Black GFN Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 28E Grik Folding Knife 3" AUS-8 Plain Blade, Black GFN Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Janesville, Wi
Jan 06, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Nice, solid, affordable EDC
As with any Cold Steel's I've purchased it came razor sharp out of the box. Has a good feel in the hand, even for bigger hands like mine. The opening mechanism works easily right or left handed. My only complaints, and they're minor, the pocket clip is molded plastic rather than a traditional metal prong, kind of looks and feels clunky. Second, the lockup mechanism is a little stiff, both deploying and folding up the blade, however given that this is a new knife and given it's pricepoint, I don't consider this a big issue. Overall, a fine, lightweight EDC knife that doesn't break the bank, especially for those that don't like assisted opening knives.
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