Cold Steel 17TS Kobun - Plain Edge AUS-8A Blade - Checkered Kray-Ex Handle - Secure-Ex Sheath
Cold Steel's Kobun is a lightweight knife that takes its name from the Japanese underworld, where the word “Kobun” is sometimes used as an indicator of rank that suggests the word “soldier”, or one who takes orders from his “Oyabun” or boss. It’s a fitting name for a knife like the Kobun, which was effectively designed to be “a good soldier”. Proven to be incredibly popular with the Military, where it’s prized for its light weight and discreet profile as much as its durability and cutting potential. The Kobun features Cold Steels iconic reinforced “American Tanto” point, making it highly resistant to bending or breaking because it is reinforced by the full thickness of the blade’s spine (which runs almost to the very tip of the blade). Despite its thin profile, the Kobun’s deeply checkered Kray-Ex handle is designed to offer maximum grip and is contoured to resist turning or shifting in the hand.
- Category End Use: Military/Tactical/Hunting/Survival
- Blade Steel: AUS-8A Stainless
- Rc Hardness: 57-59
- Blade Style: Tanto Point
- Blade Finish: Satin Finish
- Handle Material: Black Kray-Ex™
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex®
- Blade Length: 5.5" (140 mm)
- Overall Length: 9.875" (251 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
- Weight: 4.4 oz. (125 g)
- Made in: Taiwan
More about AUS 8A steel
Cold Steel has been using the same expertly heat treated Japanese AUS 8A steel for nearly 3 decades. This steel has tested amazingly well over the years and has proven to be an excellent steel for working knives - tough, corrosion resistant, with good edge holding and easy to re-sharpen.