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Cold Steel 17T Kobun Light Weight Boot Knife Fixed 5-1/2" Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle

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Part Number: CS17T
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS17T: Kobun
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Cold Steel describes this item as follows:

The Kobun is a lightweight Tanto styled boot knife. It takes its namesake from the Japanese martial, or underworld where the word "Kobun" means "soldier". It's a fitting name for a knife like the Kobun, which was effectively designed to be "a good soldier". In profile it closely resembles our Master Tanto, but it sports a thinner blade, and that supports its main function; to be a light weight boot knife.

Like our Tantos, it features the Tanto styled reinforced point. This contrasts sharply with most boot knives on the market today which are notorious for their paper thin points which are easily broken or bent. In contrast, the Kobun's point is highly resistant to bending or breaking because it is reinforced by the full thickness of the blade's spine which runs almost to the very tip of the blade.

The Kobun's deeply checkered Kraton handle is designed to offer minimum bulk with maximum grip. Its cross section was made as thin as possible (approximately 1/2 inch), then contoured to resist turning or shifting in the hand. The Kobun comes complete with a Secure-Ex sheath.
  • Item Number: 17T
  • Name: Kobun
  • Blade Length: 5 1/2"
  • Overall Length: 9 7/8"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 4.4 oz
  • Handle: 4 3/8" Long Kraton
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442008132

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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Brandon Cr
Tucson, az
Dec 16, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Material, Materials, Blade Sharpness
Great knives
I keep them for my collection. The style is great
4 out of 5
Jun 26, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Use the Kobun as a edc carry and backup woods blade. Blade is great size. Super thin. Would like options of better steel and a traditional Japanese tanto, but for the price you can't beat the Kobun. SHEATH SUCKS. Why use a product that dulls the edge? Would buy again even with the bad seath.
4 out of 5
Southern Arizona
Oct 13, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Great Knife for the Price
I got this knife because there are so many "Gun Free" zones that it made me nervous to take my CCW weapon into. No prohibitions on knives! I wear boots and it fits well in the boot without effecting my foot or the wearability. The handle is longer than I had expected but that makes it easier to grab and hold. The holster is a little tight on the blade grip but will settle down, I'm sure. I can't get it to go onto a pair of boots that have a padded collar so I'm looking into some mods. It's a great knife for the price.
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