Cold Steel 12DCST Safe Maker II - Double Edge AUS-8A Blade - Black Zy-Ex Handle
A favorite of Law Enforcement as a back-up weapon, Cold Steel has been making push knives for over a quarter century. Over the years we have continually refined our designs, discarding some features and enhancing others. Constantly striving to produce the best push knife in the world. Our Safe Maker series represents the pinnacle of our learning, experience, testing, and development. The blades, shafts, and 'T' shaped tangs are fashioned from one solid piece of Japanese AUS8A Stainless Steel with a stone washed finish, and then subsequently vacuum heat treated and sub-zero quenched for added strength and performance. A textured Kray-Ex handle encapsulates the tang and part of the shaft for added comfort and security. Available in two sizes; each Safe Maker includes an easily concealable and sturdy Secure-Ex boot/belt sheath.
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- Category End Use: LE/Self-Defense
- Blade Steel: AUS-8A
- Blade Shape: Dagger
- Blade Length: 3.25" (83 mm)
- Length Overall: 5.0" (127 mm)
- Thickness: 0.18" (4.6 mm)
- Handle Material: Checkered Zy-Ex
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex
- Weight Knife: 2.3 oz. (65 g)
- Weight Sheath: 1.0 oz. (28 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.