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Cold Steel 17T Kobun Light Weight Boot Knife Fixed 5-1/2" Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle

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Part Number: CS17T
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS17T: Kobun
Cold Steel

Cold Steel describes this item as follows:

The Kobun is a lightweight Tanto styled boot knife. It takes its namesake from the Japanese martial, or underworld where the word "Kobun" means "soldier". It's a fitting name for a knife like the Kobun, which was effectively designed to be "a good soldier". In profile it closely resembles our Master Tanto, but it sports a thinner blade, and that supports its main function; to be a light weight boot knife.

Like our Tantos, it features the Tanto styled reinforced point. This contrasts sharply with most boot knives on the market today which are notorious for their paper thin points which are easily broken or bent. In contrast, the Kobun's point is highly resistant to bending or breaking because it is reinforced by the full thickness of the blade's spine which runs almost to the very tip of the blade.

The Kobun's deeply checkered Kraton handle is designed to offer minimum bulk with maximum grip. Its cross section was made as thin as possible (approximately 1/2 inch), then contoured to resist turning or shifting in the hand. The Kobun comes complete with a Secure-Ex sheath.
  • Item Number: 17T
  • Name: Kobun
  • Blade Length: 5 1/2"
  • Overall Length: 9 7/8"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 4.4 oz
  • Handle: 4 3/8" Long Kraton
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442008132

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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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Efrain G.
Ponce, PR
Nov 24, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Tanto boot knife
This knife is more than I had hoped for. It size is perfect for concealment. Very sharp blade. I do not regret buying this knife, excellent quality.
5 out of 5
Martin F
Brainerd, Minnesota
Aug 29, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Quality Knife Means Business
I have recently received this knife to use primarily as a boot knife, motorcycling.. It clips comfortably inside my 8" Bates MC boot... I wish it was more secure on the boot, I would not want to pull up the sheath as I unleashed this knife. The blade is "shaving sharp" out of the box. I demonstrated that on my arm to a friend. The handle has good texture and is strong. The blade point is a perfect design and shape should piercing ever become necessary. The blade is thick on the back and strong.. While carrying it concealed, and hoping to never have to use it other than for utility, I have shown it to friends that are unfamiliar with Cold Steel, a nice knife to "show off". I will also carry this knife inside my vest, clipped onto a heavy suspender. The holes along the sheath would make lashing convenient.. A great knife for the money, the design feels good in the hand.
5 out of 5
Somewhere in Tx
Jun 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
great knife
I just got this knife and it made a great first impression the knife came wicked sharp and shaved paper easily. The Kobun feels nice in my small hand. the finish gives the knife an elegant look. the sheath is also nice and is easy to attach. Kudos to Coldsteel
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