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Cold Steel 21S Spartan Folding Kopis 4-1/2" Stonewashed Blade, Grivory Handles

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Part Number: CS21S
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS21S: Spartan
Cold Steel

The word Spartan conjures up the vivid history of the battle of Thermopylae, a story of enormous courage in the face of devastating odds. The Spartans were a tough breed, trained from childhood in the art of war and inured to most privations, both mental and physical. Engaging them at close quarters was something to be feared and avoided, as their famous Kopis swords struck off arms and legs like a scythe in a wheat field! Designed by Andrew Demko, the Cold Steel Spartan is a folding Kopis scaled down to accommodate the demands of a tamer, more sophisticated world. The 4 1/2" blade evokes the classic Kopis of the ancients with its characteristic recurved edge, big belly and sharp, acute point. It’s hollow ground from Japanese AUS 8A stainless and has some similarities with a Kukri. Like the Kukri, the Spartan always presents its edge at an angle to the material being cut to produce a deep sheering effect. However, since its point is narrower and more acute than most Kukri blades, it stabs almost as well as it cuts. The Spartan also echoes the ancient Kopis in its handle. It’s designed to help the hand resist the pull of centrifugal force and to retard forward momentum, when stabbing, or backward movement, when hammering or smashing with its pommel. Injection molded out of Grivory with steel liners for strength, it’s heavily contoured for comfort and features irregular fluting and a heavily textured surface finish for an exceptionally effective grip.

The Spartan has dual pocket clips to assure ambidextrous carry and for quick draw opening, it features a thumb plate that can be used to open the knife like a conventional "one handed opener" or be snagged on the edge of a pocket during the draw stroke and opened automatically. Additionally, the Spartan incorporates our Tri-Ad locking mechanism, which has proven, under torture testing to be almost impervious to stress, strain and shock. It’s almost impossible to overcome and offers a huge margin of safety not found in our competitor’s folders.
Specifications
  • Weight: 7.5 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 4 mm
  • Blade Length: 4 1/2"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Overall: 10 1/2"
  • Handle: 6" Long. Grivory w/ Steel Liners
  • Stainless Pocket/Belt Clip Battle Gear
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007951

Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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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Victor N.
Honolulu hawaii
Aug 14, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
I use it for utility purpose great belly I like the handle locks me in.
5 out of 5
Will
Cape Coral, Florida
Jul 10, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
The Beast!
If you want a big, beefy folder, look no further. I've always liked the form factor of the Spartan but the bead blast finish was a deal breaker for me. This stonewashed version is just the ticket for a durable, rust-free finish. Get one while you can.
5 out of 5
David
Florida
May 09, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Love it
I carry this knife every day. Best knife Ive owned.
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