Cold Steel 38CKD SRK Survival Rescue Knife Fixed 6" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part #: CS38CKD | Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS38CKD: 38CKD 3V SRK Survival Rescue Knife
Cold Steel
 
Survival & Rescue operations demand a versatile knife able to withstand the most extreme conditions. Simply put, the Cold Steel SRK (Survival Rescue Knife) was designed specifically with this in mind. A popular knife with Military and Tactical Law Enforcement Personnel, the SRK is the standard issue knife of the Navy SEALS for their BUDS - or Basic Underwater Demolition training - the SRK has proved its worth time and time again in the most demanding environments. Whatever the mission, we’re confident that the SRK is the knife for you!
Specifications
  • Item Number: 38CKD
  • Name: 3V SRK
  • Blade Length: 6.0"
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Overall Length: 10.75"
  • Steel: CPM-3V High Carbon Steel, Stonewashed
  • Weight: 8.8 oz.
  • Handle: 4.75" Long. Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Italy

UPC Code: 705442018872

Cold Steel 38CKD SRK Survival Rescue Knife Fixed 6" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheathrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Cold Steel 38CKD SRK Survival Rescue Knife Fixed 6" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Blake
Camp Hill, Pa
Feb 09, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish, Blade Sharpness
Great knife, but needs work
So the steel seems really good, the quality in general seems good; but corners were cut. I spent 5 hours re-profiling the blade edge because, first, the edge is not good, and second, the edge was not centered. The 5 hours was due to the fact that the steel is very hard. That is a plus because it means the heat treat was done well. The steel is not soft; which is what I wanted, and this knife will hold its edge. It also took 5 hours with my work sharp pro belt sander because the edge was not centered at all. Whoever ground my knife did a horrendous job!!!The knife edge out of the box was the typical v-grind that comes on knives from lazy makers. But the worst part was that it wouldn't even slice paper, yet alone shave arm hair. I decided to go to work and re-profile it to a convex grind. The more I worked with it, using the extra course belt on my sander at high RPM, I began to notice two things. First, the knife steel is very hard, which is what you pay for and expect out of 3V. Second, the edge was not centered at all!!! One side of the knife was ground to a fine edge as I worked with it, whereas the other was at least a millimeter off to the other side. I had to remove A LOT of material to re-center the edge. It was very frustrating.Now the knife edge is centered, sharp as hell, and I am happy with it. Beware that if you expect your knife to come ready out of the box for anything other than using it to baton wood or pry open paint cans, then be ready to be disappointed. Considering that most 3V knives are $100 more expensive I was okay with doing some work to it. I just hope though that people know that the workmanship in Italy is less than satisfactory. A side note. The spine of the knife was rounded off. If you want to be able to strike a Ferro rod off the spine of the knife then plan on another 1.5 hours of work to sharpen it up as well. I don't regret the purchase. I generally don't mind putting in leg work to customize/ improve my gear; but know going in that this knife is not ready for prime time out the box.
Cold Steel 38CKD SRK Survival Rescue Knife Fixed 6" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Josh
Tennessee
Jun 17, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great All-Around Knife
Just got this in today. I’ve been waiting a long time for this to come in stock. I’m glad they brought back the SRK in CPM-3V which is an excellent steel. The example I have has excellent and very even grinds - came very sharp. I will say that it’s not an exact replica of the original SRK in 3V. This is the updated SRK design with the smaller ricasso which is a great improvement. Very nice thick blade profile that the SRK series is known for and in 3V it’s going to be unbelievably tough. Great alternative to Fallkniven.

 

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