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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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Vincent R.
Phalsbourg, Ae
Sep 23, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
superbe petite lame
super petit couteau , tres efficace grace au vg1 qui lui confere un tranchant exeptionnel 2 cm de lame et de manche aurait été un veritable plus , mais celui et deja tres bien penser merci cold steel
2 out of 5
May 30, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality
Looks nice,but has issues.
The Mini Hunter has the exact same problem(s) as the TM, RS, SRK, and other CS knives that have kray-ex handles. The handles are not FULLY BONDED to the tang. Therefor the handle will become loose, making the knife awkward,even dangerous to use. You can put epoxy inside the handle, and it does ok. But why should the customer have to do this? Whoever makes CS's knives (CS does not make knives. They market/distribute. And they will not say who does make them). needs to address these handle issues. CS needs to dump the kray-ex, imo. It gets soft, and "tacky" feeling in hot weather. It will not stay attached to the tang. About the only advantage it has, is it's feel. It is a terrific feeling handle. But, i would much prefer micarta, G-10, or even leather, just as long as my handle doesn't come loose, i don't care. Doesn't matter how good of traction kray-ex can give, if the handles loose from the tang. The vg-1 steel, is good steel for kitchen duty, cutting foods. I highly recommend that you NEVER use vg-1, or even the SMIII, on nothing other than food/soft materials. IT WILL CHIP THE CUTTING EDGE....You may get by with it for a while, but it'll chip, sooner or later. For the price of this mini hunter, i recommend checking out Kershaw, or even a Buck. This knife will not do anything any typical hunting knife can't do.
2 out of 5
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.
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