Cold Steel has been making push knifes for a quarter century. In those 25 years, they have continually been refining their designs, discarding features that didn't perform as well as they would have liked and enhancing those that did. These blades, and the wealth of experience that has gone into their manufacture, have paid off handsomely for Cold Steel as they have generated quite a following among law enforcement and military personnel around the world. This is because they offer big knife cutting and piercing potential in a very compact, easily portable size, and, unlike a revolver or semi automatic pistol, they never break, malfunction, or run out of ammunition.
Designed by Lynn C. Thompson, the Safe Make push knifes are, without doubt, the finest commercially made push knives in the world. The blade, shaft, and T shaped tang are all drop forged from one piece of AUS-8A Stainless Steel. This process, though costly, eliminates any unwanted sharp edges or surfaces that would irritate the hand or fingers when the knife is clasped in a closed fist, and it produces a better knife, since the subsequent vacuum heat treatment and sub zero quench, renders the blades virtually unbreakable.
Well made blades deserve equally well-made grips. A lot of time and energy went into the production of our T shaped handles. Made of shock absorbing Kray-Ex they totally encapsulate the tang and part of the shaft so they can be comfortably and securely grasped in the fist with the blade jutting out between the fingers and used to deliver absolutely devastating punching and slashing blows.
Each Safe Maker includes an easily concealable and sturdy Secure-Ex boot/belt sheath and a steel bead chain lanyard so it can be worn as a neck knife.
Cold Steel Knives - 12DBST Specifications:
Overall Length: 6.375 in.
Blade Length: 4.50 in.
Cutting Edge Length: 4.25 in.
Blade Thickness: 0.20 in.
Blade Material: AUS-8A Japanese Stainless Steel
Blade Style: Double-Edge Spearpoint Dagger
Blade Grind: Flat Ground
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Edge Type: PlainEdge
Handle Length: 1.875 in.
Handle Material: Kray-Ex
Handle Color: Black
Weight: 3.70 oz.
Sheath: Multi-Position Secure-Ex
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Brand: Cold Steel
Designer: Lynn Thompson
Model: Safe Maker I
Model Number: 12DBST
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Daniel H. on 06/05/2023 12:11pm
Wow! What a wicked blade. Sharp both sides and what feels like a perfect grip. My hands are large but grip is still comfortable. I believe this Punch dagger would be a great means of defense. Would be tough to disarm somebody armed with one of these. It's a keeper.
Matthew Voiland on 03/08/2023 12:05pm
I have the safemaker. My neighbor gave it to me in a box of her dead husband's stuff
Omar on 02/01/2023 02:44pm
Excellent knife, sharp as all get out, right out of the box. Easy to sharpen. Blade has a very fine edge and tip and I found myself using this instead of my exacto knife for some particular projects I'd been working on. What I like most about this blade compared to the other push daggers that I own is that it seems to be thicker and possess a certain heft to it that is uniform throughout the entire blade. You just know this puppy aint gonna break or snap off in your hand no matter what you attempt to impale. My only little gripe is that it doesn't come in black.
Bob Emery on 12/15/2022 04:59pm
These are perfect, unopened Cold Steel Safe Makers. Priced fairly, arrived on time and the order was complete and undamaged. What more you could ask out of an online retailer. Buy some for yourself, you won't be sorry. Hurry up though, who knows what tomorrow will bring with the subhuman filth that's currently in the office. Get strapped or Die Trying.
Roy Thomas on 06/20/2022 09:25am
I have both the Safe Maker 1 and the Safe Maker 2. They are both awesome!
Chase S on 06/09/2022 08:03am
This is the knife to have for simple and brutal fighting.
Nathan B on 02/22/2022 11:51am
I needed a new self-defense knife. The quality of this knife is impressive and it feels like it's going to last for a very long time.
Michael Bonomo on 12/19/2021 03:07pm
Excellent push dagger. Good edge and point. Fits snugly in my hand. It will make an excellent concealment knife. A real confidence builder. Well worth the cost.
Forest G on 10/05/2021 10:57am
Really nice knife! My only beef is that the sheath should come with the option of wearing it on the belt. I resolved this shortfall by purchasing optional the small C-CLip and fastening it to the sheath. That is the reason I only gave it four stars. Other than that the knife is fantastic and I highly recommend it.
Really Happenings on 10/01/2021 11:21am
I have both CS Safe Makers. they are very deadly.
Edgar Tovar on 09/06/2021 01:16pm
Very pleased with this product. Easy to conceal and easy to carry. Shipping was fast.
Sam Tesla on 07/19/2019 01:37pm
I was looking for a compact knife for self-defense and I chose this one. The handle is really nice and it gives a confidence inspiring sure grip. The blade was wicked sharp out of the box. The sheath allows the knife to be carried vertically on the belt or in a boot. I also purchased the C-Clips so that I can carry it horizontally in the small of my back. Shipping was fast and the knife was as advertised.
Frank Russell on 11/13/2018 09:18am
As advertised. Could not be more pleased. VERY fast processing.
Jack on 07/11/2018 08:11pm
Great battle knife. good size. nice blade, sheath can be difficult, should get easier with use.
Marek on 02/14/2018 06:36am
It's a great knife for self defense. Created for easy concealed carrying. Great shape of blade. Great steel. Excellent quality. I recommend it for those who want to have good tool for self defense and other tactical (survival) tasks.
Dave B on 12/11/2017 07:45pm
Good product, I've always liked push knives. Good job Cold Steel and OsoGrande.
mark Jimenez on 11/16/2017 09:27pm
O.K. here we go, it blows me away just how fast my purchase is delivered, just two days! Next the steel, I love the cold steel brand they're sharp as ___ of the box. I own several blades from this company except they're made in the USA not overseas, but i still would trust my life to these overseas made blades!
Alex on 05/23/2017 07:21am
Great product and fast shipping! Very good quality knife. My husband uses it as a back up knife on his duty belt. The only thing I'd change about this product is for the clip on the sheath to be a little bit bigger to fit on things such as duty belts. Or maybe just have another size available to buy.
Allan Bacon on 12/02/2014 05:56pm
To start with, Osogrande customer service was a pleasure to work with on my order. There was a mishap when myself and another gentleman with the same name but different address placed orders at the same time. The service department was courteous and quickly got to the root of the problem and corrected it. I am now the proud owner of two of the finest push daggers in the world. Smooth finish, strongly made, needle point, excellent grip, and they hold a remarkable edge. Note: check out the Coldsteel demonstration video on YouTube. Further note: out of the box, the Sexurex sheath is disconcertingly difficult to draw the knife from. Previous reviews about this problem had initially scared me away from this product. The problem is overstated. A few minutes with a fingernail file to two smile points on a hinged flap loosen things to the point where the knife comes free easily when needed but still holds the knife securely the remainder of the time. A THICK LEATHER BELT IS REQUIRED FOR US OF THE SHEATH DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT WILL OTHERWISE CO ME WITH THE KNIFE WHEN DRAWN. The sheath does not work for Pocket carry due to the reasons just noted.
Jensen B. on 04/04/2014 05:29pm
Fits in sheath perfectly. This is a sweet dagger for self defense. Cold Steel does a great job with each knife I have ever tried. This is sharp !!! Be careful for sure. Great price as well.