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

Customer Reviews 4.507 Read 69 reviewsWrite a Review
Part Number: CS17T
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
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.
Specifications
  • 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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Kevin Phill
Teeds Grove, Iowa
Feb 07, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Looking for a good knife
I do martial arts and there are formes we do with knives and I was looking for a good one to use.This knife was just what I was looking for well balanced and the handle has excellent grip. I would recommend this knife to any martial artist or anyone who is looking for a good quality knife.
5 out of 5
The Duke Of Windsor
Philadelphia PA, USA
Nov 29, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great at what it is: a BOOT knife.
This is an excellent knife and a nearly perfect example of it's type (a boot knife) whose purpose some reviewers seem to have overlooked. "It's slim". Yes, because it is to be concealed in your footwear. "The belt clip is backwards". No, it's not, since it's not a belt clip: this goes inside your boot in which case it faces the "right" direction. "Not combat ready". Sure, because we're not all Army rangers dropping into active war zones. Basically, you'll get a great knife with a sturdy sheath for a little over 30$: get one and enjoy it for what it is.
5 out of 5
Timmy C
Louisiana
Nov 26, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Cons: None
really good value
This knife is great. And the sheath is good too too all around self defense knife.
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