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Cold Steel 20LTS Tuff Lite Folding Knife 2.5" Serrated Blade, Grivory Handles

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Part Number: CS20LTS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS20LTS: Tuff Lite, Serrated Edge
Cold Steel
Tough enough to do the job and light enough to be handy, Cold Steel’s Tuff Lite folder is there when you need it. It’s perfectly sized to slip into a pocket, clip to your waistband or wear around your neck on a lanyard. With a wide, hollow ground 2.5" blade, it’s mercilessly sharp and can shear through the toughest materials with unexpected ease. Its slant point offers deep penetration and precision cutting potential without appearing aggressive enough to draw unwanted attention. It's bred for work and offers a surprisingly good grip due to its superbly engineered Griv-Ex handle that offers an enormous strength to weight ratio and features Cold Steel's state of the art Tri-Ad lock, which gives it astonishing muscle for its size. Small and inconspicuous, yet strong and tough enough to prevail in an emergency, they make terrific 24/7 companions for all walks of life.
  • Blade Length: 2.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 2.75 mm
  • Closed Length: 3.5"
  • Overall Length: 6"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.5 oz
  • Handle Material: Grivory
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442010012

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.
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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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Tom Horn
Jun 21, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Tuff Lite is Alright
I don’t usually buy serrated bladed knives, or, rather, I reserve them for rescue knives, etc. They are just a pain in the butt to sharpen, so they become disposable, or “beater” knives after serrations become dull. But, I have heard good reviews of Cold Steels aggressive serrations, so I thought I would give this one a try. Also, I came across EZE-LAP Pocket Size with Tapered Shaft for Serrated Blades (available at KnifeCenter.com), and I plan on giving that a try (inexpensive). >>>>> Cold Steel does small grips/handles better than almost anyone (see 5 star rated, Cold Steel, Mini-Tac Skinner, available at KnifeCenter.com). Tuff Lite is no exception. The grip is comfortable, ergonomic, secure, and natural, with the grip maximized by the index finger finding its home in the finger choil. This grip arrangement also provides that, “choked-up on the bat,” feeling of control/precision. >>>>> The AUS 8 blade works for me. “Good enough,” stainless, keeping the knife affordable, and care free. Mine is not a, “thumb buster,” opens/closes easily, lock functions well. Arrived razor sharp. Nice long hollow grind, well done! >>>>> Tuff Lite is one of the best “Chicago Knives,” (jurisdictions that limit blades to 2.5”) I have come across. It does not look all that tactical, but don’t let that fool ya’. She’s a nasty little imp. If I ever get a pit bull, I think I’ll name her, “Tuff Lite.” ; )
4 out of 5
Columbus, OH
May 29, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
20LTS tufflite
Great folding knife. Good small size, not bulky and very sharp. Blade holds an edge very nicely and the cost of the knife was not expensive at all. I carry this knife all the time.. Great purchase from you guy's and I love it. Thanks
4 out of 5
Central New York
Apr 16, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip
Thumb buster.
Shaving sharp out of the box. Typical Cold Steel solid construction. I bought 2. I had to deduct a star for a few reasons. 1. My fault, I didn't notice that the knife was tip down only, so other than being a keychain knife, I can't really use it for edc. Maybe I can just throw it in my pocket? That's always a way to lose knives. 2. The first out of the 2 that I purchased is perfect, the second one is near impossible to close. I got them on sale so I'm not really wanting to return one, but I believe it to be defective. My thumb hates me right now. One was purchased as a gift and I can't see giving the defective one away, so it's either keep a useless knife or return it. If the return policy is as easy as the ordering process, and as fast as the delivery, it will be going back. Also, I had a question about the knife and I sent an email to Knife Center and got a reply answering my questions within the hour. Ordering and delivery time were both fantastic. So, one great knife, and one defective knife. Will be exchanging for the same knife, and ordering the non serrated edition.
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