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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: $209.99
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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.
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Made in Japan
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Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.818 (22 reviews)
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Steve T
Levin, Other
Nov 16, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Good service, great price and a great product -thanks knife centre
I was looking for an easy carrying knife that punched above its weight when camping and tramping. This knife was razor sharp out of the box with a good comfortable handle. Looks a quality product . Look forward to testing it out over the coming years.
5 out of 5
May 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent Knife!!!!!
I can't find one thing that I don't like about this knife! Well designed and executed. A pleasure to own and a tool that will give a lifetime of service.
4 out of 5
Happy Customer
Jan 09, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Still a great knife
Bought this to replace the first SRK in Carbon V I bought almost 25 years ago. The nylon sheath then wasn't great. I think the present Secur-Ex sheath is much better. I found the Secur-Ex sheath tight and it was hard to remove the knife. I solved this by wrapping two layers of masking tape around the handle just behind the guard and leaving the knife in the sheath for just a couple of days. That loosened the sheath just enough to securely retain the knife but I am able to extract the knife by grasping the handle and pushing on the sheath with my thumb. The masking tape left a white residue on the handle. Next time, I will double about 3" of the tape on itself before going around the handle.
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