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Cold Steel 12CS Safe Maker II Push Dagger 3-1/4" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle

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Part Number: CS12CS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS12CS: 12CS Safe Maker II
Cold Steel
Cold Steel has been making push knifes for a quarter century. In those twenty five years, Cold Steel has 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 knives are one of 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 the '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.

The Safe Maker II 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: 12CS
  • Name: Safe Maker II
  • Blade Length: 3-1/4"
  • Overall Length: 5"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 2.5 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 4.6 mm
  • Handle: 1-3/4" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442006275

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Stephen Baird
Nov 11, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Always armed with my Cold Steel Safe Maker II Push Dagger.
I have had my push dagger a few weeks now and I am still entirely satisfied with it. I use it for home carry to be always armed. If someone were to kick in my door, at least I would have this to fight with until I could get to one of my hand guns. Due to health issues it is difficult for me to wear a firearm on my belt for extended periods of time so this push dagger gives me peace of mind used as stated above. It is a delightful and light weight knife. It is very successful at what it was designed to do and I am thinking about ordering another one just like it to have one for each hand. It is great that it can be used in a clenched fist just as if one were hitting in a fist fight or boxing match. Since it is instinctive to use one's fist in a defensive stance, anyone can use it. It has effective reach, is agile and instinctive to use. I feel it would be extremely hard for someone to take away from the user. The grip is very easy to get a firm grip on. I am entirely satisfied with the push dagger, however, I would have liked to have known more about how the blade length is/was(?) measured before owning it. The length is measured from the tip of the blade to the start of the Kray-Ex coating on the shaft. I have had no failure of the Sheath/Scabbard. If it ever fails to grip my belt securely, I will use paracord through the holes in the sheath and make a loop for my belt to thread through and the knife can be drawn successfully and safely. I like it and would like to assure everyone that I think it is made of very high quality materials and the workmanship is outstanding. It is a quality product. It gives me "peace of mind." If you are looking for a knife such as this I think you will be very happy with this knife. ii
5 out of 5
Joe P
Phoenix , Az
Nov 11, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
The Safe Maker 2 Push Dager is exactly what I was looking for in a self defense knife, I wear it in the inside of my boot. It fits perfectly and it doesn't bother me when I'm walking, I can get to it quickly if I need to. The weight and grip of this knife is awesome I have lots of knives but this one is now my number one go to knife. And I've already recommend it to my friends!!!
5 out of 5
Nov 09, 2015
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Can't ask for more,at any price.
Great addition to my bug out bag. Belt clip is removable. Knife stays secure in sheath. Sheath is good quality. Handle of knife is what really matters to me, And it is tight and comfortable.
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