Cold Steel 35AD Magnum Tanto IX Fixed 9" VG-10 San Mai Blade, Kraton Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath


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CS35AD: 35AD Magnum Tanto IX San Mai
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There isn’t a person working in the knife industry today that knows more about the Tanto than Cold Steel does. It was, after all, Cold Steel who invented and popularized this knife style in the early 1980’s. They have spent millions of dollars persuading the public, both through advertising and live or videotaped demonstrations, of the Tanto’s many advantages. They have been producing Tanto’s for more than 30 years now, and there is still no factory or custom knifemaker around making a Tanto that can approach the cutting, slashing or piercing power of one that is manufactured by Cold Steel. All of the Tantos feature a deep lustrous satin finish on the hollow ground blade bevels and a contrasting line grain finish on the blade flats. This technique highlights Cold Steel's state of the art grinding methods and emphasizes the Tanto's unique appearance. In addition, the Tanto's come with their famous flattened oval Kraton handle. The oval shape provides a solid grip and resists rolling or twisting in the hand under hard use, the kind that, over time, would destroy a lesser knife. The use of Kraton in knife handles is another Cold Steel innovation. Kraton is an unparalleled space age material that won't crack or rot and is immune to the ravages of bad weather. The tapered, solid steel pommel is another important Tanto feature that should not be ignored. Lynn Thompson designed it to concentrate the full force of a crushing blow in a small area so that even a moderately powerful blow can be remarkably effective in disarming or otherwise incapacitating an attacker. The Tanto series knives in San Mai all come with a thick, high-quality Secure-Ex sheath that is sure to give years of hard service and keep your Tanto at your side, ready for action.
  • Item Number: 35AD
  • Name: Magnum Tanto IX San Mai
  • Weight: 11.9 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1875"
  • Blade Length: 9.0"
  • Handle: 5.625" Long. Kraton
  • Overall: 14.625"
  • Steel: VG-10 San Mai
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442018063

Cold Steel 35AD Magnum Tanto IX Fixed 9" VG-10 San Mai Blade, Kraton Handle, Secure-Ex Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 35AD Magnum Tanto IX Fixed 9" VG-10 San Mai Blade, Kraton Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
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The Walking Drum
The Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
Oct 21, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Un-be(freakin)lievable blade!
I bought this knife in 2004, as I was in the market for a good fixed blade, and had just been introduced to Cold Steel. After testing my tanto for 15 years, I feel I may offer an authoritative review.My Magnum Tanto IX is a beast, a thing of beauty and an amazing show of technique in knife making. I have asked plenty of it, from rope to leather to cardboard to wood, etc. It began its life as a home-defence tool, hiked a good section of the Appalachian Trail, has ridden in my vehicle most of its life, and been called upon in many times of need. It has filleted trout (surprised?) prepared fruit for pies and applesauce, butchered venison for the freezer, dispatched many highway-struck deer on the roads near my hometown, and never once did it fail to live up to the task in front of it. It has never been sharpened in any way whatsoever - and it is still shaving sharp. Unbelievable. The sheath is on its last legs, but I am shopping for a replacement. I wrote to Cold Steel last week, asking if they would refinish the blade because of the wear it has sustained, and they said to send it in, and they would see what they could do. What a fine company! I have only the smallest grain of rust on the back of the guard, where the tang and the guard meet, and that is completely understandable. After 15 years, that’s pretty good! Slightly blade-heavy, it packs a wallop in any type of cut, the handle never slips, I could go on and on. The point is: you will never get a finer knife than a Cold Steel, and the Magnum Tanto IX is one of their best fixed-blades of all time. Get one.


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