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Cold Steel 13D Tai Pan Dagger Fixed 7-1/2" San Mai III Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CS13D
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS13D: 13D Tai Pan
Cold Steel
 
Like its serpent namesake, the Tai Pan® is aggressively fast and deadly. Designed by Lynn C. Thompson in the distinctive "Tanto" style, the Tai Pan® embodies all the best features of a classic dagger while minimizing its shortcomings.

Most daggers are notorious for having thin, fragile points that are easily broken. In contrast, the Tai Pan® features a sturdy spear point which is wide and thick enough to resist breaking without compromising its ability to offer deep, effortless penetration.

The razor sharp twin edges offer twice the potential cuts, slashes, and locks of a single edge knife. When used with skill, the Tai Pan® can cut a 180° arc up or down or from side to side with devastating effect. With a balance point just behind the guard, the Tai Pan® has subtle "handle heavy" feel making it ideal for insertions yet remaining "lively" in the hand.

As with the Tanto, the Tai Pan® features a tapered black Kray-Ex™ handle with a unique flattened oval cross section. Over time, this material and handle shape have proven ideal for preventing the knife from shifting or turning in the hand even under the worst circumstances.

Meticulously fashioned from 300 series stainless steel, the traditional style tsuba and bolster offer both added safety and beauty. The Tai Pan’s® butt terminates in a tapered, semi-pointed pommel to maximize the effect of even the slightest blow.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 13D
  • Name: Tai Pan
  • Blade Length: 7-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 13"
  • Steel: VG-1 San Mai III
  • Weight: 10.8 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Handle: 5-1/2" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Black Leather Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442100010

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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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Rm
A. NY
Jul 07, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Tai Pan Dagger
for serious use only. so far this is a best tactical knife I ever got in my hands. build and balanced excellent!!! came shaving sharp was super pleased with product. big thank you to designer of this beautify tool.
5 out of 5
Mike P.
Goose Creek, SC
Oct 05, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
What a Fighting/Defensive Dagger is Supposed To Be!
It is the best, hands down. No more aggravation trying to get ANYTHING along the edge sharper than a butter knife! Sure, I like the A-F daggers, but this is the best, wider and deeper slicing belly, a stronger point by design and material-I remember how the Gerber Mark I would lose the tip the first time it got dropped or hit anything harder than cardboard! Now, I had to repeat for those not seeing my earlier review-TRUST ME-I have two of these! The leather sheath is high quality, but this edge is capable of extreme sharpness! The Schrade hone steel used very lightly will make it near laser sharp, ha ha!
5 out of 5
Astronomer1
Chesterfield, VA
Aug 24, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Best Dagger Made
This is a "me-too" review. Scary-sharp, beautifully-made, lightning-fast, and very deadly. Handle with care. I will need serious training to take full advantage of its capabilities. This knife merits a suitable custom-made sheath. The leather sheath is serviceable, but slow. And the sharp double-edges will eat it up in no time.
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