Reviews and Ratings for Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheathrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4 inch Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

 

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Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Johan
South Africa
May 25, 2013
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This knife is awesome. I carry it around my neck on a daily basis as a back up knife. This new spike has a much better grip than the other models and there is no chance of it slipping through your hand when stabbing. Came super sharp and ready to carry. I like it so much I am going to buy three more for the rest of the family. Regards Johan/South Africa
Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Antonio
California
Nov 27, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Perfect for a MOLLE vest/rig
I'll be honest. I love this thing. It goes on my support side behind my rifle mag on my chest rig for that "get off me" type shank/shiv. All I needed was some 550 cord (or zip-ties for temporary purposes) Rather than have a huge, ka-bar styled combat fixed blade on my vest, this blends in easier and looks more low-key and still allows me plenty of real estate for other pouches.
Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Kevinb
Elk Grove, CA
May 20, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Tanto Spike
Great little knife! I wish I bought more than one especially for the price. Full-tang construction, very solid, yet light enough I can wear it around comfortably. It is a little smaller than the average fixed-blade knife but keep in mind it is designed to be a neck knife so they are supposed to be more on the small side for concealment and ease of carry. The sheath is great too - the knife fits perfect and comes out with a good tug.
Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jake
Somewhere in western U.S.
May 23, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
GREAT BACKUP/UTILITY NECK KNIFE
As soon as I saw Cold steel had redesigned their spike series I knew I wanted the Tanto Spike. And I must say the new design is excellent. Pros: The faux G10 handle gives good traction, the design also includes an integral guard. The blade has a decent thickness and is full tang. Also at 4" the (very sharp) blade is longer than many folders. It is also lighter than many folders, even if you were to weigh it in the sheath. Which btw, it's great, super light and fits like a glove. As for edge wear the Scandi grind will keep it sharp longer on the softer steel. Which brings me to the cons: Now I think for the money the 4116 german steel is a good choice. However it is on the softer side so if this Is going to be something you'll use for everyday utility then expect to strop/sharpen it at some point. Avoid using this as a prying tool, 4116 is not a spring steel and it will snap under improper use. I do think that for under $25 if your looking for a compact, light, fixed blade you certainly can't go wrong. And if you don't like the tanto blade then your in luck because CS produced them in several different blade designs. So your still reading? What are you waiting for? Pick one up, you won't be disappointed.
Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Eric C.
Fort Smith, AR
Mar 26, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great Knife
I have been actively carrying my CS Tanto Spike for a few months now. I am so impressed with the quality and edge holding ability of this knife that I am considering going with CS knives exclusively. I am no novice by any stretch. I have many brands. Schrade, Uncle Henry, and Gerber to name a few. I have been handling knives since I was a boy. My dad taught me to sharpen with an Arkansas stone by the time I was 12. That has been a few decades ago. All that said, the CS knives are the best knives it has ever been my pleasure to own. Great quality and workmanship. Easy to sharpen.
Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Angst54
Virginia
Apr 02, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials
a little knife perfect for fishing tackle box
I didn't realize how tiny it is. For my purposes I need it to be larger size. Takes quite a tug to pull out of scabbard.