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Cold Steel 53NCT Tanto Spike 4" Blade, Faux G10 Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS53NCT
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS53NCT: 53NCT Tanto Spike
Cold Steel
Entirely re-engineered for this year our Spike series continue to raise the bar for neck knives! Thin, light and super-tough, their razor sharp, zero ground blades, are complemented by heavily scalloped, textured handle scales that offer a comfortable, secure grip.

Integral quillons provide a safe stop for index finger and thumb, while the textured Faux G-10 provides excellent positive traction even when your hands are cold, wet and slippery.

Available in four distinctive blade shapes (Bowie, Drop Point, Tokyo and Tanto point) they offer all the strength of a solid steel one-piece construction (much stronger than any tactical folder and even rivaling the strength of some boot knives) while still being light enough to carry all day without fatigue.

The Spike series is come complete with a Secure-Ex sheath that provides greater retention and safety. Super lightweight (weighing in at 3oz in the sheath!) the Spikes can be comfortably worn around the neck 24/7 by using the black bead lanyard provided, or carried on a waistband or belt by taking advantage of their Tek-Lok™ compatible design.

Easily concealed, razor sharp and light as a feather – the Spike series by Cold Steel!
  • Item Number: 53NCT
  • Name: Tanto Spike
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Overall Length: 8"
  • Steel: German 4116 Stainless
  • Weight: 2.3 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 3 mm
  • Handle: 4" Long Faux G-10
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Neck Sheath With Bead Chain Lanyard

UPC Code: 705442010128

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.
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5 out of 5
Nov 27, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Perfect for a MOLLE vest/rig
I'll be honest. I love this thing. It goes on my support side behind my rifle mag on my chest rig for that "get off me" type shank/shiv. All I needed was some 550 cord (or zip-ties for temporary purposes) Rather than have a huge, ka-bar styled combat fixed blade on my vest, this blends in easier and looks more low-key and still allows me plenty of real estate for other pouches.
5 out of 5
South Africa
May 25, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
This knife is awesome. I carry it around my neck on a daily basis as a back up knife. This new spike has a much better grip than the other models and there is no chance of it slipping through your hand when stabbing. Came super sharp and ready to carry. I like it so much I am going to buy three more for the rest of the family. Regards Johan/South Africa
5 out of 5
Somewhere in western U.S.
May 23, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
As soon as I saw Cold steel had redesigned their spike series I knew I wanted the Tanto Spike. And I must say the new design is excellent. Pros: The faux G10 handle gives good traction, the design also includes an integral guard. The blade has a decent thickness and is full tang. Also at 4" the (very sharp) blade is longer than many folders. It is also lighter than many folders, even if you were to weigh it in the sheath. Which btw, it's great, super light and fits like a glove. As for edge wear the Scandi grind will keep it sharp longer on the softer steel. Which brings me to the cons: Now I think for the money the 4116 german steel is a good choice. However it is on the softer side so if this Is going to be something you'll use for everyday utility then expect to strop/sharpen it at some point. Avoid using this as a prying tool, 4116 is not a spring steel and it will snap under improper use. I do think that for under $25 if your looking for a compact, light, fixed blade you certainly can't go wrong. And if you don't like the tanto blade then your in luck because CS produced them in several different blade designs. So your still reading? What are you waiting for? Pick one up, you won't be disappointed.
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