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Cold Steel 12CT Safe Keeper III Push Dagger 2.5" Blade, Kraton Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS12CT
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS12CT: 12CT Safe Keeper III
Cold Steel
The Safe Keeper series "push knives" have the cutting and piercing potential of a larger knife, but are small enough so that they can be easily attached to tactical web gear, tucked in a waistband or boot top, or even strapped to a wrist or ankle. The Safe Keeper III offers outstanding versatility, especially as a boot knife. Its light weight and overall length of five inches make it the perfect combination of small size and big performance. The single edged design of the Safe Keeper III means you can safely "choke up" on the blade for extra fine work, while the false edge provides superior point strength. With only one sharp edge, the Safe Keeper III can also easily double as a rescue knife.
  • Blade Length: 2.5"
  • Overall Length: 5"
  • Blade Material: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless Steel
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Weight: 3.5 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442003502

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.
4.614 (44 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Gladstone, VA
Apr 10, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I love it!
It's become my EDC. I love it.
5 out of 5
Stephen Da L
St. Louis Mo
Dec 11, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
The Cold Steel Safe Keeper 3. Are well made for my uses.
This product is suited for a variety of applications. The knives are quick uses on the for cutting wires to dressing game.
5 out of 5
Las Vegas
Dec 06, 2016
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Cold Steel 12CT Safe Keeper III gets the job done with style
Many years ago I trained in martial arts that exposed me to extensive knife fighting. I've carried a knife daily for most of my career. Now that I'm retired my EDC knife choice has shifted and I'm very comfortable with the Cold Steel 12CT in my front pocket. I had the chance to meet Lynn Thompson back when he was starting Cold Steel. Mr. Thompson shares the love for edged martial arts and saw a need to build quality dependable knives that you can depend on. Everything about this knife is good. Constructed from one piece of steel is ideal and this particular Kraton handle fits my hand perfectly. Being a single blade has it's legal advantages. I agree that the sheath definitely has room for improvement. Alternate sheath choices would be advantageous. I have a relative who has "special skills training" and works daily to defend our country. He loves "T" handle knives for the compact size as they end up on the front of his vest. I wish that Knife Center would list the size of the palm portion of the "T" handle. All Cold Steel push knives do not share the same size palm portion and the smaller "T" handle found on some of the other knives moves around too much in my hand.
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