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Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit Fixed 4.75" AUS-8 Blade, Griv-Ex and Kray-Ex Handles, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS49KST
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS49KST: 49KST Steel Tiger
Cold Steel
 
The Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger is a thoroughly modern tactical interpretation of an ancient Indonesian Karambit.

A design collaboration between Lynn C Thompson and the late custom knifemaker Steven Likarich, the Steel Tiger was designed to possess all the best features of this iconic hooked blade and to integrate them seamlessly with modern materials and styling.

The Steel Tiger's broad, deeply curved and needle-sharp blade simply has to be seen and felt to be believed. The AUS-8 stainless steel blade is vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched, taper ground and highly polished for maximum strength, cutting power, edge retention, and performance.

The tough and durable Griv-Ex core handle fully encapsulates the tang, emerging to create the bolster, thumb-shelf and distinctive finger ring. This Griv-Ex core is then injection over-molded with premium Kray-Ex polymer, creating a superb, non-slip grip that won't let you down even in when your hands are cold or wet.

For safety, convenience and lightning quick access, the Steel Tiger comes with a military style Secure-Ex sheath that you can lash to your gear or retain on your person via the removable boot/belt clip.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 49KST
  • Name: Steel Tiger
  • Weight: 5.0 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Blade Length: 4.75"
  • Handle: 5.0" Long Griv-Ex w/ Overmolded Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 8.75"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel, Stonewashed
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Reaper 187
Buford, Georgia
Oct 09, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cold Steel Tiger Claw Karambit
I like the quality of the product. I switch between it and the Boker Karambit as my edc. It is comfortable to carry and to use. I like the rubberized handles and the edgr seems to hold up well, so far. My only real complaint is on the sheath itself. I wish it could be set to index at different positions.
5 out of 5
Halb
South Carolina
Oct 04, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great knife
Great knife. Very sharp, looks good and feels good in the hand. Very happy with this purchase.
2 out of 5
Brian
Lemoyne, Pa
Sep 19, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
Not even close to the original.
The original version of this knife was much better. It was sharpened to a fine "tine" so sharp that even though it wasn't sharpened on the back of the blade, it still would have cut through tissue on a reverse attack. NOW, the tine is gone and the tip is like many other Karambit blades. This Tiger has lost much of it's "bite". Most disappointing is that I found a sharpening anomaly in the blade close to the handle. This is the kind of thing I'm used to seeing on blades I used to get from Cold Steel: Special Projects, which were the "seconds" that CS used to sell at a discount. It's sad to see a company like this fall very short of their former glory, Lynn Thompson used to run a tighter ship.
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