Cold Steel 12DCST Safe Maker II Push Dagger 3.25" AUS-8A Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath


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Part #: CS12DCST | Cold Steel Knives
CS12DCST: 12DCST Safe Maker II
Cold Steel
Cold Steel has been making push knives 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.
  • Item Number: 12DCST
  • Item Name: Safe Maker II
  • Weight: 2.3 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 4.6 mm
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Handle: 1.75" Long Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 5.0"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS-8A Stainless with Stonewash Finish
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442016267

Cold Steel 12DCST Safe Maker II Push Dagger 3.25" AUS-8A Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheathrated 4.385 stars out of 5 (13 reviews)
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Cold Steel 12DCST Safe Maker II Push Dagger 3.25" AUS-8A Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Chicago, IL
Jul 02, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Excellent Conceal Defense Weapon
The first thing you need to do is throw that bead chain away and replace it with something stronger. I tested drawing it from around my neck and under my shirt about 15 times or so before the chain broke (and I was not doing it particularly hard). I replaced mine with a breakaway knotted paracord and it works great. I wear it around my neck so that the handle rests just below my solar plexus, and even with a thin t-shirt, it's barely noticeable. The sheath holds the knife very well, even though it deploys quite easily with a good tug. It also offers good protection against the blade, as it is a hard plastic. The clip is rather useless to me, as it seems to fit only thin belts (and I wear a gun belt). The blade itself is quite sharp and it secures nicely with the grip. As someone pointed out, it is a one sided grind, which was a little disappointing, but then again, I'm not looking to pierce steel, just defend myself.This has become my backup EDC weapon to my 9mm. This is really a 4.5 stars review, just due to the weak chain and lame clip. For the price though, I think it's still well worth it.
Cold Steel 12DCST Safe Maker II Push Dagger 3.25" AUS-8A Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Shalimar, Fl
Jan 03, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials
Poor sheath design
The knife arrived sharp and the handle is comfortable to hold. However, this is not an easy knife to sharpen once dulled. The sheath is a weakness due to the belt clip having been designed for the thinnest of belts. A belt more than 1/8” thickness will bow the sheath belt clip, allowing the entire sheath to pull away from the belt along with the knife. Also, the chain that is supplied with the sheath, if you choose to carry the knife around your neck, is weak and will easily break.
Cold Steel 12DCST Safe Maker II Push Dagger 3.25" AUS-8A Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Dec 17, 2018
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Additional description needed
Unless you are familiar with this knife, the description and the pictures leave out one important piece of information: The blade grind is one-sided, i.e., the back side is essentially flat, like the smaller Urban Edge push dagger. This means that the point is not as strong as it would be with a two-sided grind. It's not worth the hassle of returning the knife, but it's disappointing. The sheath is exceptionally secure to the point of making it difficult to pull the knife. If you use the included neck chain and attempt to pull the knife with one hand, I'm fairly confident that the chain would break first. These things aside, the knife is lightweight, maneuverable, and sharp.
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