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Cold Steel 21TTXL Talwar Folding Knife 5-1/2" Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS21TTXL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS21TTXL: 21TTXL Talwar - Plain Edge 5-1/2"
Cold Steel
During the 1800's the British Empire was hell bent on gobbling up as much of the Indian sub-continent as they could, seizing dominion with massive fire power and the point of the bayonet.

But when the British attempted to subdue the Sikhs and other martial clans they received a very rude awakening!

Suddenly soldiers and cavalrymen alike began literally losing their heads – not to mention their arms and legs- to a fearful Indo-Persian sword called the Talwar!

With it's razor sharp broad, curved blade it stopped the British cold in many battles and inflicted unheard of losses and the most ghastly wounds imaginable.

Now, almost two hundred years later Cold Steel has harnessed the fearsome cutting power of one of the world's most renowned swords in a tactical folder that we believe is truly worthy of the name Talwar.

Designed by celebrated custom knife-maker Andrew Demko and Cold Steel President Lynn C Thompson, the largest of our diverse Talwar series boasts the widest blade available (measuring a full 2" wide!). Flat ground, with a continuously curved cutting edge from choil to upswept point it offers cutting and piercing power hitherto unavailable in a folding knife.

To compliment the Talwar's razor edge and lethal point we developed a truly exceptional handle.

Made from American G-10, it's textured and contoured pistol grip handle features strategically placed finger grooves for comfort and safety, and to further protect your precious fingers from this formidable blade, we have equipped the Talwar with our industry-leading Tri-Ad® lock. Tried and tested, this super safe locking mechanism has proven to be unequalled by any folding knife lock in the industry – at any price!

Faster on the draw than any switchblade, our Talwar comes equipped with Andrew Demko's revolutionary ambidextrous thumb plate. By draw-snagging the knife on a pocket the awesome power of the Talwar can be in your hand at the speed of lightning!
  • Item Number: 21TTXL
  • Name: Talwar - Plain Edge 5 1/2"
  • Blade Length: 5 1/2"
  • Blade Thickness: 4 mm
  • Overall Length: 12 3/4"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 8.4 oz
  • Handle: 7 1/4" G-10
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442010715

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.
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Darth D
Aug 21, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
Aggressive knife
Like all Cold Steel it is razor sharp right out of the box. The pronounced belly gives the knife awesome cutting power. The straight spine of the knife makes it very strong for piercing as well. The lock up is tight, a little too tight. The first time I opened the knife, I had to depress the lock release by pressing it against the edge of a table. Since then, it has loosened up a bit. Like all Cold Steel knives, I had to bend the pocket clip outwards a bit. But that is personal preference.
5 out of 5
New Jersey
Jul 23, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
Talwar Folding Monster
This thing is a monster. A 5 1/2 inch blade that makes all my other folders look tiny by comparison. The handle has a very aggressive texture and really nicely placed finger grooves. The blade has a good sweep to it and came reasonably sharp. Releasing the lock is a two handed chore. It takes a lot of pressure to unlock this thing. One hand opening is possible, but not all that easy. I got it because it was the biggest thing out there, but it turns out to be a really nice knife. I use it much more than I thought I would. I would recommend this knife to anyone with a working collection - just don't get caught on the street with it.
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