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Cold Steel 26ASTX Ti-Lite Folding Knife 6" Plain Bead Blast Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CS26ASTX
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS26ASTX: 26ASTX Ti-Lite
Cold Steel
 
Ti-Lite tactical folders evoke the sleek speed and rebellious lines of the classic 1950's-styled switchblade. Unlike most switchblades however, they are legal to carry nearly everywhere.

They feature Japanese made AUS 8A stainless steel blades with a bead blast finish, razor sharp edges and sturdy, needle sharp points. The CNC milled handles are forged from super tough 7075 Aluminum billets and are given an attractive bead blast surface and finished with a protective EDP (Electric Discharge Plating) coating. And for maximum strength and safety, we have equipped our Ti-Lites with our patent pending, stainless steel leaf spring locks (proven, in our tests, to hold 130 lbs).

For ease of carry, the Ti-Lites come equipped with a small, but unobtrusive steel pocket clip, and can be opened rapidly by using the thumb studs or by snagging a quillon on the edge of your pocket as you draw your knife out.

We are grateful to custom knife maker, Phil Boguszewski, for his design influence and help in the creation of the Ti-Lites.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 26ASTX
  • Name: Ti-Lite
  • Blade Length: 6"
  • Blade Thickness: 4 mm
  • Overall Length: 13"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Handle: 7" Long 7075 Aluminum
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007333

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.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Nate
va
Dec 10, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Weight
Great knife I love the fact that it has a catch which will open the knife as you pull it out of your pocket. Shipping and handeling was extremely fast as well.
5 out of 5
Astronomer1
Chesterfield, VA
Dec 06, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Really BIG knife, well-made
Although I had seen this knife many times, it still surprised me when I took it out of the box. It is quite large, but carries surprisingly easily in a front trouser pocket. The clip offered the proper tension. It is heavy enough to notice in my pocket, and I suppose one advantage would be that I would be unlikely to lose it. I know that it's possible to snag a quillion on the pocket corner and open the knife swiftly. I am uncomfortable about doing this with such a long blade, and other reviewers have reported mishaps when attempting this. The knife actually opens quite easily with the thumb stud (even with my little hands), and it's also possible to open it partially and quickly complete the opening with a wrist flick. That's fast enough for me. The aluminum handled version is sufficiently long and heavy to use as a self-defense pocket stick, without even deploying the blade. However, once it is deployed, the knife is extremely intimidating. Mine came shaving sharp, but not hair-popping sharp, which is good enough for my purposes. Although it is usable as a cutting tool, its design clearly connotes serious business. So check your local laws before toting this one on the street. Mine was well-made, the blade was centered, and it locked up tightly. When trying to release the blade and close the knife, the liner lock was a little rough. But it smoothed up considerably with lubrication and about 20 minutes of working the action. I bought this Ti Lite on sale, and it was an outstanding value.
5 out of 5
Mike
Panhandle
Dec 04, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Tank!
I have always wanted a sturdy xl Italian Stiletto for my collection. It has a slid lockup, is centered, and deploys quick and easy. I really love the look and feel of this knife. It can be used as a light baton. It is not the best EDC knife, but it is my favorite (5) big Cold Steel fondler, so far. At under $60 it is a steal and I have no regrets.
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