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Cold Steel 12BS Safe Maker I Push Knife 4-1/2" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle

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Part Number: CS12BS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS12BS: 12BS Safe Maker I
Cold Steel
Cold Steel has been making push knifes for a quarter century. In those 25 years, they have continually been refining their designs, discarding features that didn't perform as well as they would have liked and enhancing those that did. These blades, and the wealth of experience that has gone into their manufacture, have paid off handsomely for Cold Steel as they have generated quite a following among law enforcement and military personnel around the world. This is because they offer "big knife" cutting and piercing potential in a very compact, easily portable size, and, unlike a revolver or semi automatic pistol, they never break, malfunction, or run out of ammunition.

Designed by Lynn C. Thompson, the Safe Make push knifes are, without doubt, the finest commercially made push knives in the world. The blade, shaft, and 'T' shaped tang are all drop forged from one piece of AUS 8A Stainless Steel. This process, though costly, eliminates any unwanted sharp edges or surfaces that would irritate the hand or fingers when the knife is clasped in a closed fist, and it produces a better knife, since the subsequent vacuum heat treatment and sub zero quench, renders the blades virtually unbreakable.

Well made blades deserve equally well-made grips. A lot of time and energy went into the production of our 'T' shaped handles. Made of shock absorbing Kray-Ex they totally encapsulate the tang and part of the shaft so they can be comfortably and securely grasped in the fist with the blade jutting out between the fingers and used to deliver absolutely devastating punching and slashing blows.

Each Safe Maker includes an easily concealable and sturdy Secure-Ex boot/belt sheath.
  • Item Number: 12BS
  • Name: Safe Maker I
  • Blade Length: 4-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 6-3/8"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 3.7 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 5 mm
  • Handle: 1-7/8" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442006268

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.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
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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Albany ,ny
Dec 01, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Fist of steel
This knife fits the hand nice,great rubber grip. Total control of the blade.deploys quicker than a strait fixed blade,or auto folder. The sheath needs to be broken in.clip does not hold the belt well. I filed the inside with more of an angle .works great now.beatiful polished blade.love it. Now I need another one.
5 out of 5
Kansas City, MO
Sep 29, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
After taking a defensive knife fighting course I was looking for a good knife I could get to quick, and would give me the utility I needed. This is such a knife, the size is perfect. The grip is as sure as anything I've ever had, there's no way it's getting knocked out of my hand.
5 out of 5
Aug 17, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, None
Cons: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
The best in it's class
I use this dagger as a last ditch option in my personal defense setup. I also carry it alone when I leave other options in the car, such as gas stations immediately after work. Very solid in hand, no one will have a chance to grab this from you. Handle material and design is excellent, so grippy it will always grab your shirt when worn small of back, so check concealment often.Penetration will not be a problem with this blade. I believe the larger size was a good choice as far as reaching vital organs when under stress during an attack. I did notice small specks of rust/discoloration after a week or so of carry, so WD 40 was called for. Stain resistant, not stainless. The sheath is great with good hold, but that clip needs work, it sometimes even works its way off of my belt. I'll beat a dude to death with a sheath if I have to, but not my preffered method. An interchangeable belt loop included would be awesome, and cheap. Overall I would buy again no question.
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