Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit - 4.75" AUS 8A Blade - 5" Griv-Ex w/ Kray-Ex Overmold Handle - Secure-Ex® Sheath

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Cold Steel Steel Tiger Karambit 49KST - AUS 8A Steel - Secure-Ex® Sheath

Wicked is the first word that comes to mind when handling the Cold Steel fixed blade Steel Tiger. It's a thoroughly modern tactical interpretation of the Indonesian Karambit. A design collaboration between Lynn C. Thompson and the late custom knife maker Steven Likarich, the Steel Tiger was designed to possess all the best features of this iconic hooked blade and to integrate them seamlessly with modern materials and styling. The Steel Tiger’s deeply curved and needle sharp AUS 8A stainless steel blade is vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched, taper ground and given a stone wash finish for maximum strength, cutting power, edge retention and performance. The durable Griv-Ex core handle fully encapsulates the tang, emerging to create the bolster, thumb-shelf and distinctive finger ring. This core is then injection over-molded with premium Kray-Ex™, creating a superb, non-slip grip that won’t let you down even in when your hands are cold or wet. For safety and convenience the Steel Tiger comes with a Military style Secure-Ex® sheath that you can lash to your gear or retain on your person via the removable boot/belt clip.

  • Category End Use: Military/L.E./Self Defense
  • Blade Steel: AUS 8A
  • Rc Hardness: 58-59
  • Blade Style: Karambit
  • Blade Finish: Stone Wash
  • Handle Material: 5" Griv-Ex™ w/ Overmolded Kray-Ex™
  • Sheath Material: Secure-Ex®
  • Blade Length: 4.75" (121 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.75" (222 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.2" (5 mm)
  • Weight, Knife: 4.6 oz. (130 g)
  • Weight, Sheath: 2.0 oz. (57 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.