Cold Steel 36CB Master Hunter Fixed 4.5" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath


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Part #: CS36CB | Cold Steel Knives
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CS36CB: 36CB Master Hunter
Cold Steel
We're proud to announce this version of the beloved Master Hunter. Retaining its classic lines and functional design but with the integration of some of the finest materials in the industry today. The 36CB Master Hunter features an extra broad stonewashed American CPM-3V high carbon steel blade and is honed by hand to razor sharpness that has to be felt to be believed. The Master Hunter's curved cutting edge slices effortlessly through even the toughest hide, while its stout but sharp drop point makes field dressing and skinning a breeze. The spine of the blade is a full 0.19" thick to allow for the necessary strength and stiffness to field dress and skin even the biggest animals.

The grip is specially designed to promote long use without fatigue. Made of the shock absorbent Kray-Ex, and featuring a deeply checkered surface, it won't slip no matter how cold, wet or bloody your hands get, and it will give you a positive and secure purchase on your blade even when wearing thick gloves. Plus, Kray-Ex has specially enduring advantages for a hunter, in that it will never rot, shrink, crack, splinter or mildew, and is completely impervious to even the harshest weather.

For safety, the Master Hunter comes in an adaptable and versatile Secure-Ex sheath that will accommodate just about any belt, pack or rig. the perfect companion for a dedicated hunter who deserves the very best—the Master Hunter by Cold Steel.
  • Blade Length: 4.5"
  • Handle: 4.75" Long. Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 9.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Material: U.S. CPM-3V High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Sheath: Tek-Lok Compatible Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Item Number: 36CC
  • Item Name: Master Hunter CPM-3V
  • UPC: 705442018124
  • Weight: 6.4 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442018124

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Cold Steel 36CB Master Hunter Fixed 4.5" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Cold Steel 36CB Master Hunter Fixed 4.5" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom Horn
Feb 26, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Not Your Grandpa’s Field Knife
Master Hunters flat ground blade arrived sharp. I was expecting a 20 degree edge, but when I put it in a edge angle finder, I found it was about a 17 degree edge. That’s CPM 3V confidence. I’m aroused. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Master Hunter has a nice thin edge for slicing, well balanced, strong point, w/good belly for skinning. The 4.5” blade is my ideal size for field dressing whitetail, and such. The 3/16” thick CPM 3V gives plenty of strength of spine, and could baton your kindling wood, no problem. The beefy Kray-ex handle is ergonomic, super grippy, fairly comfortable, and impervious to the elements. Fine fit and finish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Since hunting season has passed, and I was going to make some beef vegetable soup, I went to the butcher as he was finishing up trimming some steaks. He had some nice chuck trimming I took home to the cutting board, to try out Master Hunter. This thing slices better than my wife’s Santoku knife. It went thru sinew and gristle like a hot butter knife thru a slab of butter. As I worked, it became a natural extension of my hand, as I went from cutting board, to whacking things directly into the pot. The belly comes naturally into play slicing down onto a 90 degree plane (cutting board, downed game). I’d love to have a second one just for the kitchen. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Secure-Ex sheath is quiet, safe, and secure; nothing to write home about. You can remove the nylon webbing and add a Tek-Lok/mini Tek-Lok for more secure/fast on-off belt retention (available @, or, wrap the Secure-Ex sheath in leather w/leather belt loop for more traditional look (sheath becomes a sheath liner). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is similar to S30V, S35VN to sharpen; so, I recommend a Work Sharp Pocket Sharpener, Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System, or one of the many fine DMT diamond sharpening products (all available @ I wouldn’t use a Ken Onion Work Sharp Sharpener on it, unless you are Ken Onion (can mess up the point, real quick). Steeling your knife on a professional grade butcher steel can help your knife remain sharp between sharpening, and greatly prolongs the life of the blade. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you are ready to upgrade your field knife, there are few knives that will perform better than Master Hunter, and I’d venture, none better at this price point. I think Grandpa would be excited, too.
Cold Steel 36CB Master Hunter Fixed 4.5" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dec 11, 2018
Pros: None
Cons: None
Excellent working knife !
Rasor sharp blade.Cutting deer meet like butter - blade moving inside to the meat just in one way very quick.Handle is made very well - hand do not sqeese out on blade or other back way.Change a sneath on other type - leather sneath to prevent any trouble for cutting edge when sit on hunt (ke-dex not so flexible when my bally pushing knife handle from the top to down knife in the sneath).Knife working on foods in a kitchen better when any kitchen knife.Thanks to COLD STEEL (made in Italy - !).
Cold Steel 36CB Master Hunter Fixed 4.5" CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Feb 21, 2018
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Strongly recommend!
The master hunter CPM-3V stonewashed knife is super sharp. Plus, CPM-3V blade lasts so long even after heavy use in wood crafting and carving. I use it not only in the camping but also in the kitchen for regular cooking. I feel like it seems much better than middle class kitchen knives. As for the buttoning, I have no idea with this knife. Cos I dont use knives with rat-tail tang and without convex/scandi-grind for splitting purpose.Compared to a previous version (CPM-3V DLC), I prefer this version because finish of the blade is natural without black-coating which easily comes off in use. The blade is full height flat-grind with micro bevel. The grip and basic design are pretty same with the last version.I will recommend strongly.
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