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Cold Steel 36LPM Pendleton Mini Hunter 3" VG-1 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle

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Part Number: CS36LPM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS36LPM: 36LPM Pendleton Mini Hunter
Cold Steel
Cold Steel president, Lynn Thompson bought the first knife that custom maker, Lloyd Pendleton ever made in 1973. Now the two friends have collaborated to produce two of Lloyd's most popular knives, we call them the Lloyd Pendleton Hunter and Mini Hunter.

In fabricating these knives, we have tried to duplicate Lloyd's work as accurately as possible. Both the Pendleton Hunter's hollow ground blade and the Mini Hunter's flat ground blade are honed to perfection. The handle's cross sections and contours match Lloyd's handmade knives exactly. For safety and durability, we have dispensed with leather in favor of Secure-Ex for the sheaths. This material won't rot or mildew and is far more resistant to cuts or punctures than leather.

Pendleton Custom Classic:
Whether you're hunting the Big Five in Africa, Elk in Colorado, Moose and Bears in Alaska, or Whitetail deer in the North Forty, there aren’t many things that will enhance your hunting experience more than carrying and using this superb custom-quality hunting knife. Our Pendleton Custom Classic is a handsome reproduction of Lloyd Pendleton’s Drop Point Hunter. It has a 3 1/2" blade with a sharp yet sturdy point for piercing and a truly razor sharp edge with plenty of belly. Its hand crafted polished blade is hollow ground from 5 mm thick VG-1 San Mai III® blade construction and boasts state of the art vacuum heat treatment, a sub zero quench and multiple tempering. With its tapered full tang construction and extra stout "spine" it's virtually indestructible and, in a pinch, can double as a life saving survival knife. Lloyd’s guard and integral bolster have been exactly duplicated. Precision machined from stainless steel and skillfully polished, it features a single short quillon and a unique "thumb print" on the bolster to help protect the fingers and allow any number of grip options. The handle is also a faithful copy of Lloyd's original. Featuring a red fiber liner that accents the tapered tang, and twin contoured handle scales made of highly polished black linen micarta with six stainless retaining pins. A heavy pouch style sheath is included. It's made from brown cowhide with a thick welt and sturdy stitching and is wet molded to fit each knife. It covers two thirds of the handle so your knife is held secure and won’t "pop out" inadvertently.
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Overall Length: 6 1/4"
  • Steel: VG-1 Stainless
  • Weight: 2.4 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 1/8"
  • Handle: 3 1/4" Long Kray-Ex™
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442003557

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
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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Pacific Rim
Apr 03, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material
You can do better
At first I was fairly pleased with this knife--it wasn't anything amazing exactly but it took a fairly good edge and seemed reasonably sturdy--but over a period of a few weeks, during which I tried it out on a variety of tasks from woodwork to food prep to detail carving in plastic and balsa, I began to notice some unfavorable characteristics. First off, I felt the handle was just a little too small for me to maintain a comfortable and controlled grip for extended periods, which made the detail work harder to get right. Fairly soon after I started using it, the tip popped right off the end of the blade (I've actually had this problem a few different times with CS knives) and thus I lost the working point. Further chipping occurred at a couple different places right on the cutting edge. Finally, as another reviewer pointed out, the handle material is not entirely affixed to the steel, which allowed moisture and corrosion to build up over time, gradually loosening the handle material further down the tang. After the handle material started to pull noticeably away from the tang, I decided to retire this knife for good. Given what I've read and heard from others, I suspect these problems were not simply the result of one faulty unit. If you are looking for a knife this size and type, I suggest you try out other options first.
5 out of 5
Dec 19, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Throws great sparks
My earlier review (five stars) omitted the fact that this knife throws a shower of sparks from my Swedish Army fire steel. I won't hike anywhere without this knife. It's a keeper
4 out of 5
Swedish Knife Connoisseur
Oct 25, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Small fixed blade for EDC/survival
This is a great small knife to keep in your pocket for edc and survival. It is razor sharp out of the box, has a full tang and a strong blade, quality craftsmanship and good materials. The blade is full flat grind but since the blade is not very wide it still has quite a lot material behind the edge. Thus it is both a good cutter and has a strong blade. I would not hesitate to use it for battoning. Usually I need >9cm of handle for a four finger grip and was worried about the small handle of the Mini Hunter. However, the finger guard and the angled butt of the handle makes it possible for me to "squeeze" in a four finger grip. Not the most comfortable handle but it works better than expected considering the small size of the knife. The handle material is really sticky and work greats but is not attached to the tang to 100%. Water could easily get in between the handle and the tang and cause corrosion. It is also not perfectly hygienic. The handle could really use some extra length, just 0.5 cm extra would make a big difference. Cold Steel does not even need to make the knife larger to make the handle longer. Just to shorten or skip the ricasso and make the handle equally longer would do! The overall quality of the sheath is great, I own a few great knifes with lousy sheaths but the Mini Hunter is not one of them. Considering the purpose and size of the knife I think CS should skip the velcro/button closure of the belt loop, thus reducing bulk and weight and increasing the strength of the sheet. The blade is 3" but since that include the ricasso the edge is shorter. The effective cutting edge is 7.2-7.3 cm long. The knife is really small for a blade of almost 3". On the internet you can find information that the total length is 15.9 cm but the correct length is 15.5 cm. With a slightly longer handle it would be a perfect EDC/survival knife and get five stars from me. Considering the price it is a winner anyway and you get a lot for you money.
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