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Cold Steel Survival Edge 5" German 4116 Stainless Steel Blade, Black Polypropylene Handle with Survival Kit - 80PHBZ

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Part Number: CS80PHB
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS80PHB: Survival Edge, Black
Cold Steel
The Cold Steel Survival Edge is a light duty bushcrafting design excellent for any utility task performed around the camp site. If you’re familiar with Mora of Sweden Knives, the Survival Edge is a very similar design with many more capabilities. The Secure-Ex sheath clips easily onto your belt and comes attached with a Ferrocerium fire steel to match the handle color. The 5″ mirror polished blade is made from German 4116 Stainless Steel which, according to Cold Steel, performs better than 420 and 440 series steels while providing improved corrosion resistance. What sets the Survival Edge apart is the extremely rigid, hollow handle design. With an internal length of three inches and diameter of one inch, there’s ample storage space for any small fishing, safety, or survival items. With a reasonably ergonomic handle, dual finger guard, and rubber O-rings for a secure grip, the Survival Edge is one useful tool.
Survival Edge

Cold Steel has been determined to bring an economical hollow handle survival knife to market for years. Most knives of this kind (that are currently available) have proven, in our own tests, to be too weak and fragile to be of any real use—and expensive too! In short, we thought we could do better.

Many years of experience with super-tough plastics and injection molding have given Cold Steel an edge over our competition's clumsy offerings. Our Survival Edge is butterfly light and strong as an ox and features a German 4116 Stainless Steel blade that is a full 1" wide and 5" long and terminates in a strong clip point that's versatile enough to meet the demands of ANY survival situation.

The handle is made from the highest-grade Polypropylene available, and has an integral double quillon guard that serves to protect the fingers as well as making it possible to lash the handle to a stick to make an improvised spear. The surface is carefully textured and encircled by 5 rubber "O" rings to improve traction when your hands are wet or slippery and to resist rolling or turning during intense use. Plus, a twist of the waterproof cap at the hollow handle's end reveals a large expanse that will accept a variety of survival aids or tinder. Cold Steel has included a basic survival kit inside the handle to get you started.

The Secure-Ex sheath is designed to fit on most belts or be slung on a lanyard around one's neck. It's light, tough, and weatherproof. Additionally, it includes a Ferrocerium fire steel. A swift strike using the blade's spine will produce a shower of white-hot sparks and start a campfire roaring in no time at all.
Survival Kit Contents:
  • 2 Safety Pins
  • 6 Fish Hooks
  • 6 Lead Sinkers
  • Brass Wire
  • Whistle
  • 60 ft. of Fishing Line
  • Compass
  • Sewing Kit
  • Ceramic Sharpening Rod
  • Blade Length: 5"
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Handle Length: 4-1/4"
  • Overall Length: 9-1/4"
  • Steel: German 4116 Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Handle Material: Black Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Ambidextrous Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442010197

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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Am B
Jan 06, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Finish
Cons: Handle Material, None
4 out of 5
Brian K
May 18, 2015
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Weight, Blade Sharpness
This knife is way too tough for how it's built. It does handle very light baton work as well. The only thing I don't like is the blade steel is very hard and it did not come sharp at all. The hardness of the steel means you need a real good sharpener and some skill to get it sharp, the steel is very hard. The edge is sharp now and I expect it will last a long time. Perfect knife to pack away as an emergency blade and you can stuff the handle with quite a bit of stuff. The ferro rod is too short and does not work very well with the knife. It does throw sparks though and can be used, it's just not the best I've used. Sheath is great, holds the knife very secure.
4 out of 5
Larry W.
Apr 06, 2014
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Excellent quality at pricepoint
I had bought the Black handled survival edge as a knife to place beside my door, so that if i had to evacuate my house in a hurry, i would have a tool ready to go. Today, i ran the survival edge through a series of field tests to see if it was worthy of being dubbed as a survival knife, and some of the contents of the test included medium-heavy batoning, vine cutting, chopping and throwing. During the chopping tests, i realised one of the major flaws of this knife was the weight; cold steel prides this knife as being 'light as a butterfly', but i think weight comes in as a disadvantage in terms of chopping; at around 3 ounces, this knife does not have the necessary heft you would want in a survival knife to chop, but on the other side of the equation, this lightness also means that you have greater mobility in the woods, so i guess its up to you to decide whether you want to sacrifice some weight for extra mobility. During batoning tests, this knife held up surprisingly well despite its hollow handle. Due to its meagre price tag, i went full steam and batoned it through quite a few 2-3'' wide branches and stems. Goodness, i was hitting so hard on the blade that i personally did not expect this knife to survive, but after 30 minutes of batoning, i did a check and found that there was absolutely no wobble in the blade itself and the edge had not chipped out, although it had become substantially duller than before, but still, that 4116 steel blade was darn useful even after i threw it into tree bark. The Sheath on the knife, i would say, is of a decent quality. Its basically a simple sheath which locks the knife in. There is slight rattle in the sheath when the knife is carried, but i can assure you that the knife will stay locked in until you want it to come out. The firesteel on the knife, I'd say, is a nice addition, and it should work in a pinch. Overall, this knife is a bargain for what it can do and a great piece to leave in the car or in a kit if needed, though this would not be the only knife i carry if i had to go into the woods or bug out.
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