Cold Steel 39FK Double Agent I Karambit - AUS-8A Blade - Grivory Handle
Ring handle knives have become quite popular, and for good reason. Cold Steel's Double Agent series was designed by custom knife-maker Zach Whitson are available with either a Karambit or Clip Point blade style. Thin, flat, and super light they are easy to conceal and very comfortable to wear. Their most notable and eye-catching feature, however, is their double ring handle design. Slip your index finger and your pinky finger through the integral steel rings and close your fist for a comfortable and secure grip. Secure-Ex sheath with ball chain for neck carry.
- Category End Use: LE/Self-Defense
- Blade Steel: AUS-8A
- Blade Shape: Karambit
- Blade Length: 3.0" (76 mm)
- Length Overall: 7.625" (194 mm)
- Thickness: 0.09" (2.3 mm)
- Handle Material: Grivory
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex
- Weight Knife: 2.6 oz. (74 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.