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Cold Steel Mini Tac Tanto Fixed 3-3/4" Plain Blade with Sheath

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Part Number: CS49HTF
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS49HTF: Mini Tac Tanto
Cold Steel

Cold Steel's new generation of Mini Tac Neck Knives are astonishingly light at 3 ounces each. Because they're so lightweight, they can be comfortably worn practically 24 hours a day. With their sturdy bead chain lanyards and their rugged Secure Ex® sheaths (specially designed to snugly retain the knife while allowing a speedy draw stroke), they can be worn outside clothing and perform as a handy utility or rescue knife. They can also be carried more discreetly under a shirt or blouse, or inside a coat. They can even be used for camping or hiking as they can easily be tied or taped anywhere from a backpack to a fanny pack. Their versatility is virtually endless. Fashioned from AUS 8A stainless steel and reflecting state of the art heat treatment they are honed to a razor edge and exhibit incredible toughness for such a small knife, due in part to their full tang construction. Tough, rough, and ready for anything, they come equipped with thin high quality black Faux G-10 handle scales. This feature allows them to lie flat and close against the body and provide an aggressive gripping surface. Also when these scales are combined with integral sub hilt they give the fingers of the hand incredible purchase and allow a remarkably secure grip that resists rolling or twisting.

Offers a super wide blade with a long shallow "V" cross section that's ideal for cutting and shearing or piercing. It makes a great all around field knife too and will prove equally useful outdoors at camp or at home in the kitchen.

Provides a long, curved cutting edge with a sharp point. It's ideal for cutting slashing and skinning strokes. It's been extensively fieldtested in Australia where it single handedly caped a huge buffalo slicing through neck skin over 1" thick!

This blade shape is derived from the traditional Japanese pocket or utility knife. It can be used for whittling, carving, paring or virtually any chore you can think of. It offers a very acute point for all those hard to reach jobs.

For a knife this size, our Mini Tac™ Tanto offers a remarkably wide, stiff blade and a very sturdy reinforced point, making it ideal for piercing even tough, hard objects. As an added bonus, its wide blade allows for a very generously sized hollow ground blade bevel and an extra keen edge so it can cut almost as well as it pierces.
  • Blade Length: 3-3/4"
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Handle Length: 3"
  • Overall Length: 6-3-4"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 2.7 oz
  • Handle Material: Faux G-10
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Neck Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442009870

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.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Edgardo B
Puerto Rico
Jan 01, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Well made good finish
All cold steel products are high quality and these one to
5 out of 5
Puerto Rico
Nov 26, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Impresive neck knife
Looks impresive a friend of mine want one of the mini tac tanto after he saw the one I receive. Well made excellent details and finish and all coldsteel comes razor sharp.
3 out of 5
Nov 21, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
The knife came sharp. The manufacturing quality of the Mini Tac Tanto is good. The handle is very ergonomic and provides a safe grip - though the handle is quite short and does not accommodate more than three or three and a half fingers. The edges of the G10 handle, however, are relatively sharp which makes firmly holding the knife uncomfortable. Cold Steel should smoothen these edges. The width of the tanto blade is too broad for a knife of this size. The entire proportions of the blade do not fit, i.e. it looks clumsy and feels clumsy. Moreover, the enormous width results in a unnecessary higher overall weight of the knife. Cold Steel should reduce the blade width and increase the blade thickness from 2,5mm to at least 3mm. The SHEATH, though well manufactured, is a FAULTY DESIGN! Why? The Mini Tac Tanto is designed as a neck knife. When carrying the knife you should be able to securely grip the handle and easily pull the knife out of the sheath. This is impossible. The current sheath constructions envelopes about two thirds of the entire handle. Even persons with small hands can only grip the knife with one or one and a half fingers. This is not enough, in particular since the sheath holds the knife very firmly and it requires a considerable force to pull it out of the sheath. The first time I tried it I feared that the tiny chain would break. The solution for the user is to cut off a part of the plastic sheath such that the first rear finger groove of the handle is fully exposed. You will notice that the original shape of the sheath facilitates this action. Then you can grip the knife more safely with 2 fingers. Nonetheless, this provisional solution is not optimal. It would be much better if the sheath only enveloped the blade portion of the knife, thereby allowing a secure grip of essentially the entire handle when pulling the knife out of the sheath. Cold steel should completely redesign the sheath construction. Summarizing, I am disappointed of the Mini Tac Tanto. I will sell it.
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