Cold Steel has been singing the praises of high quality push knives for over 20 years. A well-made push knife is a surprisingly versatile and useful everyday utility tool. Its secure grip allows the user to open their hand while still having full control over the knife. Many of our staff uses them regularly - opening boxes, pausing to sign for deliveries or type on computers or tablets - all without the knife ever leaving their hand!
Light enough to be worn as a neck knife or hung from a key ring or a purse, but still packing enough cutting power to handle tasks that would challenge even some of our competitor's larger knives, the Best Pal also makes a formidable last resort self defense tool.
Our first small-scale double-edged push knife, the Best Pal has one serrated edge for tough cutting chores and one plain edge for fine work.
The expertly designed handle offers a secure and comfortable grip, padding the fingers when making big slashes and cuts. This awesome knife is complemented by our sturdy Secure-Ex™ sheath and a black bead lanyard chain.
Cold Steel Knives - 43XLS Specifications:
Overall Length: 4.00 in.
Blade Length: 2.50 in.
Cutting Edge: 2.00 in.
Upper Cutting Edge: 2.00 in.
Blade Thickness: 0.10 in.
Blade Material: Japanese AUS-8A Stainless Steel
Blade Style: Double-Edge Dagger
Blade Grind: Hollow Ground
Blade Finish: Satin
Edge Type: 50/50 Edges (One fully serrated edge and one plain edge)
Handle Length: 1.50 in.
Handle Thickness: 0.57 in.
Handle Material: Kray-Ex (Kraton)
Handle Color: Black
Weight: 1.42 oz.
Carry Method: Secure-Ex Neck Sheath
Sheath Weight: 1.03 oz.
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Brand: Cold Steel
- Made in Taiwan
smartacus88 on 05/22/2022 07:41am
I used the ball chain it came with to make a belt loop. Threaded it through the holes in the sheath it came with and used my multi-tool to clip the chain short once I had it the way I wanted it. Works perfectly. The sheath is good quality Kydex type material and holds the blade securely. No need to buy another sheath.
Taylor E on 02/01/2022 10:52am
This knife is so light I dont notice that I am even wearing it. The T shaped kraton handle makes grabbing and gripping it easy no matter how fast I am running or how sweaty my hands are. The blade is razor sharp and the knife has a quality fit and finish. I replaced the provided neck chain with a piece of para cord and now it is much more comfortable. I highly recommend.
Mohammed Cohen on 01/06/2022 10:51am
I wear mine on my key ring and on my belt.no one ever knows or notices.
Stuart Milburn on 11/18/2021 08:29am
This push dagger is tough, inexpensive, and will protect your life. I highly recommend this knife and Cold Steel as their products are superb.
Danny V on 09/28/2021 05:15pm
Great last ditch/defensive blade! The simplicity of this blade is perfect. The rubber grip feels great in my hand. The double edge blade is very natural to use in a defensive situation which is very important. Finally, the size allows this to be concealed very easily. I didn't prefer the neck sheath, so I ordered the optional Cold Steel small C-clip screw on attachment which enables me to carry the knife inside-the-waistband or outside the waistband on a belt or simply clipped to my pocket. I think its worth it to get the C-clip because it gives you multiple carry options.
Derek C. on 09/24/2021 11:48am
Small, comfortable, and functional. This double edged knife emanates ease of use and inspires confidence. The sheath locks the knife securely in place. No belt holster, comes with neck chain. Perfect for concealment and easy access!
I wanted different carry options so I purchased the Small C-Clip #CSSACLB, also by Cold Steel. After installing it on my sheath I can now wear it vertically and horizontally on my belt and it can be clipped to just about anything. The knife is light, and double-edged blade can handle threats in both direction! Highly recommend!
Kale Daniels on 08/27/2021 09:43am
Perfect size and weight. Very comfortable for all day carry. Super sharp. Cold Steel makes a good product. Sheath has a positive lockup.
Ville Mattila on 07/19/2019 11:33am
Very good quality knife. Feels good in hand and is very sharp. Good personal protection choice.
Christopher Smith on 06/12/2019 01:31pm
Absolutely awesome product for self defense. Putting it on everyday has become second nature and I barely even notice it.
Trung Nguyen on 03/26/2019 01:21pm
This push dagger is one of my favorites from cold steel it is not too big but it is not too small it comes very sharp right out the box good for stabbing and cutting the grip is super nice greasy or wet it will not slip out your hand and also it is cheapest on this site.
Charles Robb on 10/08/2018 08:13am
I'VE ALWAYS SAID NEVER TAKE A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT. BUT IT JUST MAKES GOOD SENSE TO TAKE A KNIFE TO A FIST FIGHT. AND THIS IS THE KNIFE TO TAKE. PERFECT SIZE AMPLE QUALITY STEEL. THE GRIP COULD BE JUST A BIT BIGGER. COLD STEEL MAKES GOOD STUFF.
Dana White on 10/03/2018 06:07am
Excellent, very sharp, well made, love the sheath just a perfect little helper if needed.
Daniel on 10/01/2018 09:24am
The knife feels well built like everything I have owned by Cold Steel. Mostly bought it for fun and as an emergency backup. The sheath is well built but lacks a clip or loop and retains the knife marginally. I will be making a slight modification to the sheath so that it better holds the blade. Otherwise a solid little knife.
john nemes, on 09/30/2018 03:02pm
Badass punch knife.
Killyan on 05/24/2018 08:54am
This product is made with very nice quality but is not too sharp. I definitely recommend it.
Daniel on 03/28/2018 09:39am
This is a great push dagger that is excellent when other self defense options don't fit the situation. I wear it around my neck and it's easy to conceal, but also easy to pull from the secure sheath quickly. The blade is razor sharp. It's as good or better than push daggers I've paid 3 times the price for!
Steve on 02/26/2018 08:06am
Compact, razor sharp, it's there if I ever need it.
Clinton Casey on 12/26/2017 03:41pm
I love this knife. It is the perfect size for covert edc carry yet it definitely will inflict serious wounds to an attacker. I made a custom belt mount with paracord and it works great.
Sam Clark on 09/19/2017 08:50am
I really just use the product for concealed safety. And the knife itself comes super sharp, but I would have liked to have a belt loop on the sheath.
Peter R. on 08/25/2017 03:50pm
I like to travel light but pack a big punch if backed up against the wall. This knife enables me to do so. It is scary sharp and would do extreme damage should I have to use it to defend myself. Ordering was easy and shipping was quick.
Helen Swenson on 05/15/2017 09:29am
I love this knife. I carry it everyday mainly for self-defense but I find myself using it so much for other cutting chores that I think I will get another one so that I have one for self-defense and one for usage. It is so handy, lightweight, sharp and easy to carry.
William Q on 05/03/2017 04:32pm
Great little knife!
Ron Hebert on 03/16/2017 05:20pm
I rely on knives as my primary means of self defense and this little knife is perfect for the job. It's lightweight, great for concealment, has an excellent grip, secure sheath and two hair shaving sharp edges all for a reasonable price. I like it so much I'll be buying more for my family and friends.
Mike on 01/18/2017 12:52pm
Excellent quality and construction. It's easy to carry and handle.
Clint Hull on 07/17/2016 10:39am
Small, extremely sharp, easy to conceal, good sheath and comfortable handle. Overall a good knife for self defense and the best price I found.
ALS on 07/12/2016 08:39am
The knife is very well made and versatile. The knife is small enough, easy to carry and very sharp! I prefer it more than a folder. My only complaint is that I wish the sheath had a belt or boot clip.
Randy W. on 06/21/2016 02:05pm
My wife loves it! Its small, easy to carry, has a good sheath and lethal.
Dave Peckman on 04/19/2016 10:01am
During the winter I keep it in my front pocket on my jacket or hoodie. It's pretty small and only gets held in place by the index and middle finger but I can hold the thing in my hand in my pocket and no one is the wiser. It's more of a get off me knife than anything else but it would do that job very effectively and it's quick to deploy from the front pocket.
Bro Schro on 01/31/2016 08:01am
Great knife, weak sheath.
The other reviewer hit it perfect. 5 for the knife/1 for the sheath. I duct taped the knife in the sheath so it would stay there. This is not a "working Knife". It is thin and light and will not hold up to constant use, but will make a great surprise for someone who is annoying you.
Jason Lam on 12/06/2015 03:07pm
This is a great little hide-out knife that can be concealed on multiple areas of your clothing or just worn as a neck knife. It is so light you'll forget you've got it until the need arises. Needless to say it has Cold Steel's famous razor sharp edges. Highly recommend.
Dean on 12/07/2014 09:56am
Thanks Oso for the quick delivery. The knife is sharp nice quality. The handle has great texture providing a comfortable fit. The Sheath is very week. The knife when worn around the neck will fall out with limited activity. If your in a hand to hand combat be aware that when you need your knife it may not be there. Knife quality a 5 the sheath a 1 for its inability to hold the knife.
Jacob S. on 09/08/2014 09:44am
The Best Pal is a great knife! It is the perfect size for EDC but it is large enough to be a formidable self defense weapon. The The knife came free of defects and razor sharp! The kray-ex handle provides excellent grip and the blade is full tang. As always with Oso Grande I received the knife very quickly! 100% recommend this knife for a self defense/utility knife! At just about 20 bucks, what's holding you back?
Alex Borden on 08/08/2014 10:42am
Great dagger, arrived sharp, great sheath with multiple carry options! I gave one to my girlfriend who has been carrying an Urban Pal for years. She loves the Best Pal! I guess size really does matter!
Rog Russell on 04/21/2014 02:34pm
Has an excellent grip. This little knife is the perfect little hide-out knife.
Curtis K. on 04/09/2014 01:00pm
This knife is an excellent self defense knife. It's not too big or too small. It is very sharp. The sheath is easy to attach to something without being in the way. The only thing I wish it had was a clip on the sheath, so I could place it on my belt. I recommend these if you want a pocket size knife that is very capable but not overly intimidating. The handle is very comfortable. I highly recommend this knife and Oso Grande has the best price that I have found.