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Cold Steel 38CSM SRK Survival Rescue Knife 6" VG-1 San Mai III Blade, Kraton Handle

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Part Number: CS38CSM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $199.99
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All of the knives featured in our Battle Ready Classics Series have been made by Cold Steel for many years and are well proven in the field as well as in hand to hand combat. Frankly, we have been scratching our heads trying to figure out how we could improve them without drastically raising their price.

The answer was to offer them in our famous San Mai III steel. Made in Japan according to our strict standards since the mid 1980's, San Mai III has proven unsurpassed in strength, toughness, sharpness and ease of re-sharpening. Over the years, other "super steels" have come and gone but San Mai III remains as the most proven high performance stainless steel in the world. If you want a combat knife you can bet your life on, and reasonably priced, check out our Battle Ready.
  • Blade Length: 6"
  • Overall Length: 10 3/4"
  • Steel: VG-1 San Mai III
  • Weight: 8.1 oz
  • Handle: 4 3/4" Long Kraton
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442008163

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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5 out of 5
Jul 22, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
The first thing you notice when you take it out of the box is the beauty of the blade. Razor sharp. The kraton handle feels great in the hand, and you can get a nice grip on it. You can feel the quality when you hold it. This is an all purpose survival knife that will do all the things you would need it to do whether your camping or finding yourself in a life threatening survival situation. Having used many high end knives, This a knife that you could be sure to take to the ends of the earth. Great job Cold Steel and great service knife Center.
5 out of 5
Ted A S Ii
Ruskin, Florida
Jul 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Cold Steel, SRK, San Mai
The SRK will be used for self-defense and field-craft instruction. I selected this knife because of its simplicity and ergonomics. As with firearms,in a conflict you may not be able to get the perfect grip if there are too many finger grooves on the handle: Too many points of contact or reference points to line up will slow you down. Simple is fast. The SRT also matches up well with the Master Hunter Plus's grip and handling characteristics as well. Cold Steel makes excellent sheaths: Firm hold without rattles and easy attachments to about anywhere. Besides robust and thick laminated is also "pretty" in the way its polished and honed. The false edge on top is not false--it is also very sharp and would aid in penetration and reverse slash attacks. This is a serious hard use knife and not for display. If you were to accidentally slice off your little will be from a CS knife.
5 out of 5
Apr 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Knife
I bought the SRK with San Mai III blade. It took several weeks to receive, but that was due to the item being out of stock when I placed my order. The knife took about 3 weeks to arrive, but no big deal....wasn't in a hurry. The knife is very nice. I haven't had time to get out and use it alot just yet, but I can tell it's going to be a good one. The blade is thick, shiny, and very sharp out of the box. The grip is nice too....there will be no issue hanging on to this thing.....though I wish the handle was just a bit thicker. The SRK has nice weight to it and the sheath is decent. The knife locks into the sheath and it's almost too hard to get out. Overall, good buy if you're in need of a tough survival style knife. Can't wait to get out and use this thing.
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