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Cold Steel 49LCKZ SRK Survival Rescue Knife 6" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath


MSRP* : $69.99 | You Save* : $28.04 (40%)
Part #: CS49LCKZ | Cold Steel Knives
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The Cold Steel SRK (Survival Rescue Knife) was built with one aim in mind, to produce the toughest multi-purpose survival tool in the industry. A knife you can truly trust with your life!

This practical and tactical fixed blade was immediately embraced by the Military and Special Forces community – and issued by the Navy SEALs for BUDS training - who appreciated the SRK's versatility and durability in even the worst conditions. 

This classic design is now available with SK-5 high carbon steel. It is the Japanese equivalent of American 1080, a high carbon steel with carbon between 0.75%-0.85% and 0.60%-0.90% manganese. As quenched, it has a hardness near Rc 65 and produces a mixture of carbon rich martensite with some small undissolved carbides. The excess carbide increases abrasion resistance and allows the steel to achieve an ideal balance of very good blade toughness with superior edge holding ability.
  • Item Number: 49LCKZ
  • Name: SRK in SK-5
  • Weight: 8.2 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Blade Length: 6.0"
  • Handle: 4.75" Long Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 10.75"
  • Steel: Japanese SK-5 High Carbon Steel w/ Black Tuff-Ex Finish
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442017011

Cold Steel 49LCKZ SRK Survival Rescue Knife 6" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath3.938 (16 reviews)
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Cold Steel 49LCKZ SRK Survival Rescue Knife 6" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
2 out of 5
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Get what you pay for
The age old saying "You get what you pay for " rings true 99% of the time.The SK5 model is a decent value but,several corners were cut,and it shows..Subpar H/T,subpar f/f,hollow grind versus sabre grind on other SRK models,and a reduced thickness of the tip..I personally would recommend fans to spend roughly $30-40 more and look at the grossly underrated Leatherneck in D2,which is a far superior knife compared to this,or simply get a VG-1 model SRK..You'll be happier in the long run if you do..
Cold Steel 49LCKZ SRK Survival Rescue Knife 6" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
1 out of 5
Knife center is awesome not there fault
This Steel that it was made maybe was a bad heat treat I don't know. This Steel is not mountain man tough and the first ten minutes of use of this knife the tip snapped off. Survival Rescue knife in this steel the name should be changed because it will not survive a rescue real situation I test knives and steels and this blade failed. But I believe it the heat treat and steel maybe it was also like 20°F that being said is no excuse I have many knives that cost less way less and survive way better and still get used and have not broken. I'm not a professional and don't have scientific machines to tell the problem. Just testing and using and it failed so if you are in rescue or police or military I beg you not to buy this Sk5 steel in the SRK series get the others in a better steel this knife failed me and may fail you don't risk it.
Cold Steel 49LCKZ SRK Survival Rescue Knife 6" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
4 out of 5
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Material, None
Awesome knife with one drawback
This blade absolutely rocks. However, freezing cold weather seems to not agree with SK-5 steel. My SK-5 SRK passed my tests which were pretty abusive with no failures on a 44 degree day. My friend in New York however had the tip snap off of two of his SK-5 blades. His SRK's tip snapped during some light stabbing tests and his CRKT Rakassan's tip snapped while batoning. Everything else on the SRK is amazing. I would only recommend if you live somewhere that snows a lot that you pick an SRK with a different steel because SK-5 absolutely HATES freezing temperatures.
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