Cold Steel 13TXL Magnum Warcraft Tanto Fixed 12" CPM 3V Steel Blade, G10 Handles, Secure-Ex Sheath


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CS13TXL: 13TXL Magnum Warcraft Tanto
Cold Steel
Cold Steel brings out a monster of a knife - not surprising from the most creative force in the knife industry! This super sized fixed blade comes with a super steel. Crucible Steel, the American manufacturer of this steel, describes it as follows: "The wear and toughness properties of CPM 3V make it an excellent alternative to shock-resistant steels such as S7 or A9, where they typically wear out too quickly, but where grades such as A2, CruWear, or CPM M4 tend to fail by breaking or chipping. CPM 3V offers the highest impact toughness of any tool steel with this range of wear resistance"
We're just glad that Cold Steel is still bringing out fantastic products with amazing design and materials. Here is Cold Steel's description of the product:
Bigger, badder and bolder! The Magnum Tanto is the latest edition to the Warcraft series. This thing is more like a tactical machete than a fixed blade which speaks to the even balanced feeling throughout and heavy chopping blade. The handle provides a secure grip and the sheath is awesome. It's an amazing piece of work from Cold Steel with an extremely strong blade designed to handle the harshest treatment.

Featuring the same game-changing DLC coated American CPM 3-V steel as its smaller brother, but with a 12" long blade that is 1.5" wide! This huge O Tanto has more weight, more reach and more cutting power and performs more like a short sword than a long knife. In fact, following extensive tests with the Warcraft Magnum Tanto, Lynn Thompson himself was rendered speechless, finally exclaiming "This knife is a monster!"

Perhaps the highest quality, extreme performance production tactical fixed blade in the world, the Warcraft Magnum Tanto has raised the bar yet again.
  • Item Number: 13TXL
  • Name: Magnum Warcraft Tanto
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Blade Thickness: 5 mm
  • Overall Length: 17"
  • Blade Steel: U.S. CPM 3-V High Carbon with DLC Coating
  • Weight: 18 oz
  • Handle: 5" Long G-10
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Master K
Aug 22, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
A few flaws, but worth it
After testing it out, I concluded that the DLC coating isn't much of an improvement from their old finish. After slicing a soda can, it left some scratches on it... It also could use a little sharpening, but otherwise, it's great.
5 out of 5
Master K
Aug 15, 2016
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
17" of POWER
Well for starters, this thing is a beast with massive combat potential, it has good weight in the blade but feels much lighter in hand than I anticipated. I'm not a martial arts expert, but it feels pretty lively and nimble in the hands. Another factor I will elaborate on is the power that you could transfer into a target. It'll no doubt remove any appendage you hit with a stroke or two. It also feels like a great option for lopping some smaller saplings, and could probably be used with good success for batonning. The only thing I can think of that could use improvement is the handle texture. The grip is good, as it is similar to the Recon 1 series(wonderful folders), but a little smooth.
3 out of 5
Eric Johnson
Dover, MO
May 07, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, Handle Material, None
Sharp Blade Marred by Poor Balance and Handling
I just received this Magnum 12" Warcraft Tanto a few days ago and let me give you what I think that's beyond the obvious like super great steel, great out of box sharpness and tacticool as heck, etc. I am not quite satisfied with a blade of this price range. The reason is solely due to the balance and the handle. Out of the box, knife in hand it immediately feels like a chopper. That is, it feels blade-heavy, that the point of balance is weighed a little forward on the blade than I would like. This results in a knife that feels like a sharpened crowbar and not agile. Holding it in the hand I don't have the greatest confidence in that it would perform well in a combat situation, not that it wouldn't do damage, no it would do great damage if you can connect, but if you had an opponent with a much faster blade s/he will have the upper hand on you. You can use it to chop wood, but you can get much better choppers designed for chopping at less than 1/2 the cost! Another thought on the balance and handle issue is that they've just reused the handle design from the shorter 5" Warcraft Tanto. The balance probably is great on that one given the blade to handle length ratio... just not on this 12" blade one where the blade is FAR longer and you have the same handle meant for a 5" blade. Thus, the reason for this imbalance can be summed in that that the tang/handle length is designed for a 5-7" blade and the fact that the tang itself is tapered (gets thinner) as it goes through the handle, to save costs and move the balance forward perhaps? The other complaint I have is related to aforementioned point: The handle sucks. The G10 handle feels slippery and very tough on the hand. The finger grooves don't add extra traction and instead makes the grip feel really weird. The shape of the handle is also more square and less ovoid than I would like, thus making it not nearly as comfortable to grip as, for example, a Krayton handle, or a Kershaw Camp series, or a ChanceInHell machete's handle. Reverse/hammer grip gives the same awkward feeling in the hand. For a 250$ knife, grip ergonomics should be knocked out of the park well, so I'm both a bit surprised and dissapointed that no innovations were had on the handle design and they basically just tried to make it look 'cool'. In summary: Blade looks cool, sharp and made of great steel. Balance is forward-heavy like a chopper and thus feels slow in the hand. Handle is terrible both by the design and the material used so it is not ergonomic, hard to grip and tends to slip out/give hot spots and the tang is designed for a blade much shorter in length than this one thus causing balance issues. Overall I'm mediocrely impressed w/ this knife but at this price point I cannot wholeheartedly recommend this knife.
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