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Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit Fixed 4.75" AUS-8 Blade, Griv-Ex and Kray-Ex Handles, Secure-Ex Sheath

$41.95

MSRP* : $69.99 | You Save* : $28.04 (40%)
Part #: CS49KST | Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS49KST: 49KST Steel Tiger
Cold Steel
 
The Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger is a thoroughly modern tactical interpretation of an ancient Indonesian Karambit.

A design collaboration between Lynn C Thompson and the late custom knifemaker Steven Likarich, the Steel Tiger was designed to possess all the best features of this iconic hooked blade and to integrate them seamlessly with modern materials and styling.

The Steel Tiger's broad, deeply curved and needle-sharp blade simply has to be seen and felt to be believed. The AUS-8 stainless steel blade is vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched, taper ground and highly polished for maximum strength, cutting power, edge retention, and performance.

The tough and durable Griv-Ex core handle fully encapsulates the tang, emerging to create the bolster, thumb-shelf and distinctive finger ring. This Griv-Ex core is then injection over-molded with premium Kray-Ex polymer, creating a superb, non-slip grip that won't let you down even in when your hands are cold or wet.

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.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 49KST
  • Name: Steel Tiger
  • Weight: 5.0 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Blade Length: 4.75"
  • Handle: 5.0" Long Griv-Ex w/ Overmolded Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 8.75"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS-8 Stainless Steel, Stonewashed
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex

UPC Code: 705442016243

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit Fixed 4.75" AUS-8 Blade, Griv-Ex and Kray-Ex Handles, Secure-Ex Sheath4.444 (9 reviews)
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Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit Fixed 4.75" AUS-8 Blade, Griv-Ex and Kray-Ex Handles, Secure-Ex Sheath
3 out of 5
Anonymous
USA
Nov 20, 2019
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Overall Quality
Nice design but subpar fit/finish
For those wondering whether or not this is a full tang Karambit the answer is no it’s not.The tang stops at the plastic ring so technically this is not a full tang Karambit.A previous reviewer stated that there’s a “sharpening anomaly”.What they are describing is the actual cutting edge stops an inch short of the plunge line.This is difficult to notice just by looking at photos, but is obvious in person.I don’t really have issues with the lack of full tang,the plastic ring, or even the “sharpening anomaly”,my issues are with the overall fit/finish,or rather lack there of.I wasn’t expecting the fit/finish and detail of a Bastinelli Creations,or even a Fox Knives Karambit,because I am fully aware of the age old saying “you get exactly what you pay for 99% of the time”,but I was at least expecting the fit/finish of a sub $50 CRKT,SOG,Kershaw,etc.A LOPSIDED edge bevel was immediately noticed out of the box.The bevel is plain sloppy near the tip.The stonewashed Aus8 blade was covered in machining marks.A couple more minutes of detail would have worked wonders here.I contemplated returning to SMKW the same day I received the Karambit, but ultimately decided to just keep it,fix the issues, and toss in the pickup.For less than $50 this isn’t a bad deal, but if I had it to do all over again I would have saved up more cash and went with Bastinelli Creations or a FOX Knives.CS is still one of my “preferred brands” but the Steel Tiger needs more refinement and detail.
Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit Fixed 4.75" AUS-8 Blade, Griv-Ex and Kray-Ex Handles, Secure-Ex Sheath
4 out of 5
Reaper 187
Buford, Georgia
Oct 09, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cold Steel Tiger Claw Karambit
I like the quality of the product. I switch between it and the Boker Karambit as my edc. It is comfortable to carry and to use. I like the rubberized handles and the edgr seems to hold up well, so far. My only real complaint is on the sheath itself. I wish it could be set to index at different positions.
Cold Steel 49KST Steel Tiger Karambit Fixed 4.75" AUS-8 Blade, Griv-Ex and Kray-Ex Handles, Secure-Ex Sheath
5 out of 5
Halb
South Carolina
Oct 04, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great knife
Great knife. Very sharp, looks good and feels good in the hand. Very happy with this purchase.
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