Cold Steel 80PSSK Shanghai Shadow - 1055 Carbon Steel Blade - Secure-Ex™ Sheath
Cold Steel's Shanghai Shadow is made from one solid piece of 1055 Carbon steel, and is given a tough spring temper and twin hollow-ground edges. The signature ring on the Shanghai Shadow allows tremendous versatility when handling this popular and fun knife. It provides a totally secure grip when the index finger is locked in place through the hole. The wielder can also pivot the blade around the index finger for a quick change of grip, and even use the ring as a means of extending his or her reach by as much as four inches. It is provided fully sharpened, and equipped with a heavy-duty military style Secure-Ex sheath.
- Category End Use: Military/Tactical/Throwing/Survival
- Blade Steel: 1055 High Carbon
- Blade Style: Spear Point
- Blade Finish: Black
- Scale Material: Black Polypropylene
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex®
- Blade Length: 7.0" (178 mm)
- Overall Length: 13.25" (337 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.16" (4 mm)
- Weight, Knife: 10.3 oz. (292 g)
- Weight, Sheath: 3.6 oz. (102 g)
- Made in: Taiwan
More about 1055 steel:
1055 steel is right on the border between a medium and a high carbon steel, with a carbon content between 0.50%-0.60% and with manganese between 0.60%-0.90% as the only other component. The carbon content and lean alloy make this a shallow hardening steel with a quenched hardness between Rc 60-64 depending on exact carbon content. These combination of factors make this one of the toughest steels available because, when quenched, it produces a near saturated lathe martensite with no excess carbides, avoiding the brittleness of higher carbon materials. This steel is particularly suited to applications where strength and impact resistance is valued above all other considerations and will produce blades of almost legendary toughness.