80NTP: Chaos Tanto Double-Edge Dagger Trench Knife
The troops serving in modern day battlefields are more heavily equipped than ever. Innovations in rigging and materials, coupled with many new wonderful gadgets and tools mean virtually every inch of real estate in a soldier's kit needs to be carefully considered. Our Chaos series fixed blades aim to fill some of that precious space with a truly impressive combat knife.
Taking inspiration from the classic "Trench Knives" from both World Wars of the last century, we have developed a tactical fixed blade that is suitable for today's modern day warriors.
The unique "D" ring guard is made from reinforced 6061 aluminum allowing for an incredibly secure and comfortable grip while protecting the hand both from incoming attack and damage while striking or cutting an opponent who's covered in body armor, ammo, flashlights, magazines and gear!
The thick 1055 carbon steel pommel is tapered for ferocious Punyo or Butt-Strikes, and the 7 1/2 inch SK-5 high carbon blade is available in either Double Edge or Tanto blade shapes. Additionally, the Chaos series is coated in black Tuff-Ex™, aiding corrosion resistance and enhancing cutting power by reducing friction.
They come complete with a tough Secure-Ex sheath, which features a belt loop for dependable, versatile carry.
- Overall Length: 13.50 in.
- Blade Length: 7.50 in.
- Cutting Edge: 7.00 in.
- Blade Thickness: 0.18 in.
- Blade Material: SK-5 High Carbon
- Blade Style: Dagger Double-Edge
- Blade Grind: Flat Ground
- Blade Finish: Black
- Edge Type: PlainEdge
- Handle Length: 6.00 in.
- Handle Thickness: 0.75 in.
- Handle Material: 6061 Aluminum
- Handle Color: Black
- Weight: 17 oz. (Approx.)
- Carry Method: Secure-Ex Sheath
- Knife Type: Fixed Blade
- Brand: Cold Steel
- Model: Chaos Double-Edge Trench Knife
- Model Number: 80NTP
- Made in Taiwan
- Shipping Weight: 2 lbs. 5.0 oz.
First off if you would never consider buying a knife made in Taiwan you may stop reading now.
The Cold Steel Chaos is a combat knife made along the lines as the old WWI and WWII treach knives. Like most Cold Steel knives this knife is all business, all the way from the 6060 aluminum D guard to the 1055 carbon steel pommel. I have the SK-5 high carbon steel double edged blade; you can also get it in a tanto blade if you like. For me more cutting edges more possibilities in a combat setting.
If you are like me blade steels can be very confusing so what is SK-5 and is it any good?
The SK-5 high carbon steel blade is of the highest quality for making blades. It is the Japanese equivalent to American 1080. SK-5 high carbon steel gives a knife the ability to cut through practically anything and hold an edge while doing it. Also the chaos comes with a coated black Tuff-Ex blade that helps with corrosion, and reducing friction for a while, it comes off with use so keep the blade coated with a light coat of oil. Comes with a Secure-Ex sheath which gives the user many options for deployment.
So do I like it; sure for what it is, a straight up hand to hand combat trench knife, it will do the job well. Problems; it is large and heavy 17 oz. and it is pretty much a one trick pony, but hey I did not buy it for an all-purpose field tool I brought it for what it is... a BAD ASS 21st century trench knife, and one last thing try to beat the price for what you get, good luck with that.
Fantastic Knife! Thanks Cold Steel for building such a quality weapon. Thanks to Oso Grande for selling these knives at such fair prices.
Arguably the best production combat dagger in this price range!
Exactly what was pictured. Great product!
THIS IS A BEAST OF A WEAPON, YES I SAID WEAPON, BECAUSE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS! IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS KNIFE YOU CHOSE TO FOR ONLY A FEW REASONS LIKE I DID. THE REASONS: TO FIND THE BEST/BADDEST SELF-DEFENSE WEAPON (WHICH IT IS) AND/OR HUNTING/SURVIVAL (YES,IT DOES WORK GOOD AS A SURVIVAL/FIELD KNIFE TOO) OR BECAUSE YOU HEARD ABOUT IT, HAD TO HAVE IT AND ADD IT TO YOUR COLLECTION, OR LASTLY YOU WANTED A COOL WALL-HANGER TO SHOW OFF. FOR WHATEVER REASON THAT I STATED,THIS IS ALL IT LOOKS TO BE AND THEN SOME! I LOVE THIS SUCKER AND I HAVE PLAYED WITH IT FOR A MONTH NOW AND IT IS FRICKIN SCARY BAD A$$! I HAVE STABBED/SMASHED WOOD, CARDBOARD, BOTTLES, HEAVYBAGS, YOU NAME IT, AND ALSO SKINNED SOME GAME WITH IT, IT DID EVERYTHING GREAT AND THEN SOME! THIS IS A GAME-CHANGER KNIFE, THAT'S IT THAT'S ALL! IF YOU HAD ANY DOUBTS, I HOPE I CHANGED YOUR MIND, THIS CS MODEL IS WORTH THE MONEY PERIOD! BTW,THE TANTO AND KUKRI VERSIONS ARE NOT BAD, BUT THE DAGGER IS BY FAR THE ALL-AROUND MVP OF THE CHAOS SERIES! :)
This is the real deal folks, not a junky wannabe. This baby will make you feel invincible, feels great in your hand. Light but substantial and expertly crafted. Rigid and well-built, it is worth every penny!
I have both these and the chaos is great for the cost. I have the double edge chaos too and both are a lot more agile and less bulky than they appear. I really hope they add a bowie to this great line up.
It came Very very razor sharp!.Good weight and feels very comfortable in my hand. I'm confident it will do everything the video portrays! This thing is very intimidating looking and will impede and/or eliminate the threat if self defense is required
Great Knife! Very solid. The only caution I would give is that the knife makes you feel a lot more powerful than you are. Awesome knife.
Thinking about buying it, hook up a 25 dollar gift card and its sold.
Excellent knife durable, sharp out of the box, feels great in my hand, looks cool also, definitely a combat knife.
I love this knife! It is excellent quality, a super design and great craftsmanship. If you're looking for a trench knife that's battle ready this is the Knife if you want.
As always, Cold Steel produced a solid product. Good blade, very sharp and, as far as I can tell, very strong. I have purchased many Cold Steel products and so far I haven't been disappointed.
It came razor sharp.
Very solid feeling knife.and handle.
The sheath is of very high quality.
I highly recommend this product.
This knife is awesome! I waited six months for it to be released and it was worth the wait. Super sharp, super rugged and the knuckle guard is so sturd I think you could punch your way thru a cement block wall. I first purchased the dagger version then 2 spear point models, Cold Steel knives are by far the best buy for the money! I own several dozen knives made by Cold Steel and by far the toughest & coolest knives for the money. Enjoy