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Cold Steel 43XL Best Pal Push Dagger 2-1/2" Plain Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS43XL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $36.99
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CS43XL: 43XL Best Pal Plain Edge
Cold Steel
Cold Steel has been singing the praises of high quality push knives for over 20 years.

A well-made push knife is a surprisingly versatile and useful everyday utility tool. Its secure grip allows the user to open their hand while still having full control over the knife. Many of our staff uses them regularly - opening boxes, pausing to sign for deliveries or type on computers or tablets – all without the knife ever leaving their hand!

Light enough to be worn as a neck knife or hung from a key ring or a purse, but still packing enough cutting power to handle tasks that would challenge even some of our competitor's larger knives, the Best Pal also makes a formidable last resort self defense tool.

The expertly designed handle offers a secure and comfortable grip, padding the fingers when making big slashes and cuts. This awesome knife is complemented by our sturdy Secure-Ex™ sheath and a black bead lanyard chain.
  • Item Number: 43XL
  • Name: Best Pal Plain Edge
  • Blade Length: 2 1/2"
  • Overall Length: 4"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 1.9 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Handle: 1 1/2" Long Kray-Ex™
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Neck Sheath

UPC Code: 705442010579

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.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.571 (14 reviews)
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3 out of 5
Jul 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Nice knife, not so nice sheath!
I will start off by saying that I love the knife. Great size and weight, and feels good in the hand. The problem is with the sheath. It is designed to be carried as a neck knife and thus inverted. I had only carried the knife a few times before it started falling out of the sheath! Two times I was able to carefully catch it in my shirt. The third time I was notified by the pinging noise it made while bouncing off the pavement. Upon inspection, the blade suffered a pretty nasty hit right on the edge. I sent an email to Cold Steel over a month ago in reference to the problem. No Reply. I am pretty bummed because I like the knife a lot.
5 out of 5
Apr 29, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Great Product
Great dagger, arrived sharp, good sheath. definitely would comment
5 out of 5
M K Mccormick
New York metro area
Mar 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Neat little Cold Steel Push Dagger
There are some countries from which one does not buy tool steel because of inconsistant or poor quality. Taiwan is not one of those countries: Cold Steel deserves credit for not compromising as so many other manufacturers -- including expensive, high-end resellers -- have. Knife lovers care about good steel, and Taiwanese steel is as reliable as German, Swedish or American steel. This "Best Pal" is a quality piece and I have no reservations recommending it to anyone who cares more about how good the tool is rather than immediate deployment, though assuredly with the Secure-Ex sheath this little push dagger has both. I have not used this piece, and with any luck I never will. But I carry it, comfortably. I own a number of Cold Steel weapons and, combined with KnifeCenter's unbeatable prices, this deal simply could not be beat. Shop with confidence, friends; if you know your steels, offers the embarrassment of choice.
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