Cold Steel 10BCTL Counter Tac I - Double Edge Stonewash Finish AUS-8A Blade - Kray-Ex Handle - Secure-Ex Sheath
Cold Steel's Counter TAC boot knives were designed with one simple philosophy in mind: Functionality. Quite simply - they work, and they excel exceeding well at what they do! Their sharp, AUS 8A full-tang blades are vacuum heat treated, and sub-zero quenched for strength and durability. The ergonomic design of the Kray-Ex™ handle is comfortable and adaptable to any grip, and the deeply textured surface and double guard will insure that the knife is not likely to slip from your hand under any circumstances. Finally, each Counter TAC is shipped with a state of the art Secure-Ex® sheath, complete with a removable boot/belt clip and lashing slots so you can carry it just about anywhere.
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- Category End Use: LE/Self-Defense
- Blade Steel: AUS-8A
- Blade Shape: Dagger
- Blade Length: 5.0" (127 mm)
- Length Overall: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Thickness: 0.2" (5 mm)
- Handle Material: Checkered Zy-Ex
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex
- Weight Knife: 4.4 oz. (125 g)
- Weight Sheath: 1.5 oz. (43 g)
- Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime
- Made In: Taiwan
More about AUS 8A steel:
The words "stainless steel" are misleading, because, in fact, all steel will stain or show discoloration if left in adverse conditions for a sufficient time. Steel is made "stainless" by adding Chromium and reducing its Carbon content during the smelting process. There is a serious performance trade-off with stainless steel. As the Chromium increases and the Carbon decreases, the steel becomes more "stainless". But, it also becomes more and more difficult to sharpen, and the edge-holding potential is seriously impaired. This is usually why most stainless knives are rarely razor-sharp and quickly lose what little edge they have. In contrast, at Cold Steel uses AUS 8A Stainless, a high carbon, low chromium steel that has proven itself to be the ultimate compromise between toughness and strength, edge holding, and resistance to corrosion.