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Cold Steel Safe Maker I Push Knife 4-1/2" Blade, Kraton Handle

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Part Number: CS12BS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS12BS: Safe Maker I
Cold Steel

Cold Steel describes this item as follows:

Cold Steel has been making push knifes for a quarter century. In those twenty five years we have continually been refining our designs, discarding features that didn’t perform as well as we 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, our Safe Maker 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 Kraton 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.

The Safe Maker includes an easily concealable and sturdy Secure-Ex boot/belt sheath.

  • Blade: 4 1/2"
  • Overall: 6 3/8"
  • Weight: 3.7 oz.
  • Thick: 5mm
  • AUS 8A Stainless steel blade with Kraton handle
  • Secure-Ex boot/belt sheath

UPC Code: 705442006268

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Jul 12, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
A Really Great Knife
This is a great knife, and I love it. Very well made, comfortable to wear and wield, and I trust it with my life. The only problem I had is that I had to use excessive force to remove the blade from the sheath. A little bending of the sheath's locking catch soon rectified this. I also bought a Safe Maker 2 for my wife, and actually prefer the 2. I'll be buying myself one soon. Great service and a problem free order including international shipping.
2 out of 5
Thomas H
Saint Francis, WI
Jun 28, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality
Too much hype
The blade was anything but sharp. It was beveled, both sides, you couldn't cut paper with it. Disappointing for a new knife. I really don't think new knives should have to be sharpened or straightened out when you buy them from an 'acclaimed' seller.
5 out of 5
Barbara C.
Boston, Ma
Jun 25, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Found my perfect knife
This blade is just a piece of art. In the beginning I thought about buying a smaller size like the Safe Keeper II or the Pal series, but decided to buy this one and I'm glad I did, because the size is just perfect! Not too big at all and fits perfectly on my belt or even horizontally on my belt loop. I saw people complaining about the sheath saying it's too tight and sometimes it comes out with the knife, but it never happened to me. The blade came really sharp and the handle is just perfect. I would recommend it!
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