Cold Steel 80TFTC True Flight Thrower
There are a bewildering number of throwing knives on the market these days, and it seems that most of them are made out of cheap steel that bends or, in the worse case scenario, stainless steel that breaks. That's why Cold Steel has made the True Flight Thrower. The Cold Steel True Flight Thrower beats the competition by a wide margin. For strength, they use 1055 carbon steel and finish it with a black, baked-on protective coat. This makes for a hard, yet resilient blade that will "bounce-back" from any throw. And for versatility, the True Flight Thrower has a utility edge that will stand-up to your toughest chores.
- Category End Use: Sport/Hunting/Survival
- Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
- Length Overall: 12"
- Blade Thickness: 5mm
- Sheath Type: Cordura Sheath
- Weight: 9.7 oz.
- Made in: Taiwan
More about 1055 Carbon 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.