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CS49KST: 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit Fixed Blade (AUS8A Blade)
Cold Steel Knives
Cold Steel has always contended that the Karambit is a specialized style of knife with unique but limited uses. It is also, however, quite popular. So, in response to the many requests from our customers, and with the help of custom knife maker, Steven Likarich, we proudly introduce the Steel Tiger, our interpretation of this ancient Indonesian knife.
It possesses all the best features of the classic Karambit and unites them with modern styling and materials, and, best of all; we've kept it very affordable.
The broadly curved AUS-8A stainless blade is beautifully polished, taper ground, and vacuum heat-treated and sub zero quenched, for maximum strength, cutting power and edge retention.
But it's the grip that really distinguishes it from the competition. Designed for comfort, strength and ease of use, it features a tough Grivory core that encapsulates the tang, emerging as the bolster/thumbshelf and distinctive finger ring. This core is then overmolded with Kraton, which yields more to hand pressure than Grivory, and, in turn, creates a superb, non-slip grip.
For safety, convenience and quick access, the Steel Tiger comes with a sturdy Secure-Ex® sheath that you can lash to your gear or retain on your person via the removable boot/belt clip.
The Cold Steel Steel Tiger Knife features a 5 inch broadly curved blade of VG-1 stainless steel, 5mm thick. The finger grooved handle has a Grivory core with integral thumb shelf and finger ring, and a textured black Kraton overmold for non slip grip. For safety, convenience and lightning quick access, 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.
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