Cold Steel San Mai Master Tanto Fixed (6.0 Inch San Mai Satin Plain Blade) Kray-Ex Handle + Secure-Ex Sheath 35AB

MANUFACTURER: Cold Steel Knives
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The classic San Mai III fixed blades have been a Cold Steel staple for decades. Coveted by Martial Artists and knife collectors alike, they are much in demand, but these high-end luxury fixed blades are only produced in exclusive limited edition runs each year.

Therefore, Cold Steel is proud to introduce their Japanese styled blades in high-performance VG10 San Mai laminated blade steel. Each of these tough, reliable blades are honed to an edge that you would expect on the keenest of razor blades, they are not only super sharp, but built to last!

There isn't a person working in the knife industry today that knows more about the Tanto than Cold Steel does. It was, after all, Cold Steel who invented and popularized this knife style in the early 1980's. They have spent millions of dollars persuading the public, both through advertising and live or videotaped demonstrations, of the Tanto's many advantages. They have been producing Tanto's for more than 35 years now, and there is still no factory or custom knife maker around making a Tanto that can approach the cutting, slashing or piercing power of one that is manufactured by Cold Steel.

All of the Cold Steel Tantos feature hollow ground blade bevels. In addition, the Tantos come with our famous flattened oval Kraton handle. The oval shape provides a solid grip and resists rolling or twisting in the hand under hard use, the kind that, over time, would destroy a lesser knife. The use of Kraton in knife handles is another Cold Steel innovation. Kraton is an unparalleled space age material that won't crack or rot and is immune to the ravages of bad weather.

The tapered, solid steel pommel is another important Tanto feature that should not be ignored. Lynn Thompson designed it to concentrate the full force of a crushing blow in a small area so that even a moderately powerful blow can be remarkably effective in disarming or otherwise incapacitating an attacker.

Cold Steel Knives - 35AB Specifications:

  • Overall Length:
    11.50 in.
  • Blade Length:
    6.00 in.
  • Cutting Edge Length:
    5.80 in.
  • Blade Thickness:
    0.19 in.
  • Blade Material:
    VG-10 San Mai
  • Blade Style:
  • Blade Grind:
    Hollow Ground
  • Blade Finish:
  • Edge Type:
  • Handle Length:
    5.50 in.
  • Handle Material:
    Kray-Ex (Kraton)
  • Handle Color:
  • Weight:
    9.50 oz.
  • Sheath:
  • Knife Type:
    Fixed Blade
  • Brand:
    Cold Steel
  • Model:
    Master Tanto San Mai
  • Model Number:
  • Country of Origin:

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Your Rating: 5
Carl Somppi on 09/12/2018 09:53am
Nice. Feels great in hand. The length, balance, weight, and kraton handle all make for good ergos and handling. I like that there is no cross guard on the top so i can put my thumb on the spine. No jimping on the spine which is my only negative. Not really a problem though because knife really locks into my hand.

I think this knife would make a good wilderness weapon with camp knife capabilities. The hollow grind would not be good for bushcraft / chopping, but great for food prep. This Taiwanese production is great but not as great as the Hatori Japanese productions. The grind is near perfect -- just off slightly. The cutting edge is perfect. Will have to wait and see how the heat treat is on these new San Mais.

The plastic sheath is usable but needs work. I like the size and style of the sheath. I plan on hanging it from my belt and sliding it into my front pocket. There is considerable sheath rattle with mine, which i can fix. This knife would be great with a nice black leather sheath -- like the earlier Japanese productions.

Overall, a great buy.
Craig Cook on 07/25/2018 08:44pm
Best mass produced knife you'll ever own. Contrary to what some have written, very good game knife.
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