Cold Steel 20K Kudu Ring Lock Folding Knife 4.25" Blade, Zytel Handles


Part #: CS20K | Cold Steel Knives
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CS20K: 20K Kudu
Columbia River

In South Africa, an inexpensive ring lock folder is sold everywhere. It's a good design, but it's constructed from sub-standard materials, is poorly made, and is horribly overpriced. And yet, millions of these knives are sold there each year. Well, we thought we could do better, in the quality of materials, cutting performance, and in price.

The Cold Steel Kudu, takes some cues from its South African competition, but our version is vastly superior. Ours has a Krupp 4116 Stainless steel flat ground blade, heat treated to Rc 56-57 for better edge holding ability and ease of re-sharpening, and a thin razor sharp edge.

For safety, we have thoroughly tested the locking mechanism and are well satisfied it will hold the blade rigidly open until you decide to close it by pulling up on the ring attached to the back spring.

The handle of the Kudu also reflects our dedication to making an effective and affordable folder. It's made of 43% glass reinforced Zytel. This material has proven to be extremely strong, and is stiff enough to complement the blade and spring when locked open. Plus, the gripping surface has a wood grain texture for traction and features an attractive polished steel Kudu horn emblem for a little extra flair! We think the Kudu represents an unbelievable value. It’s ready for anything and makes a wonderful work knife, utility knife, bait knife, or hunting knife.
  • Item Number: 20K
  • Name: Kudu
  • Blade Length: 4.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 2 mm
  • Overall Length: 10"
  • Steel: Krupp 4116 Stainless
  • Weight: 2.4 oz
  • Handle: 5.75" Long Zytel
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 705442006664

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5 out of 5
Dec 04, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
For ten bucks you can't go wrong
Sharpens easily and holds a nice edge. It is large though, large enough to make it a little unwieldy for smaller hands. The locking ring works well to lock up the blade but is awkward for sure. The ring can also get in the way of gripping close to the blade for control (try sticking your finger through the ring). It's a quirky knife but sure to start a few conversations and for the price it's a cool knife to have and use.
3 out of 5
Aug 19, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
the lock is difficult for use
material is good, very sharp. the way close the knife is stupid
5 out of 5
Elmer M
Jul 22, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Its amazing, its very sharp and cuts through rope with no problem. And its a amazing price and amazing product.
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