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Cold Steel 53SDS Spike Scottish 3-1/2" Blade, Cord Wrapped Handle

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Part Number: CS53SDS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS53SDS: 53SDS Spike Scottish
Cold Steel
The Spike, designed by Barry Dawson, is a weapon pared down to its bare essentials. Its thick, narrow blade is distal tapered and flat ground to a zero edge. This creates a unique cross section that facilitates both penetration of the tip and cutting power previously unknown in such a thick, narrow blade. The integral handle of the spike complements its minimalist theme. It has been carefully shaped out of solid steel, wrapped with cord and had all of its sharp edges "melted" so they don't irritate the hand. Each spike comes with a sturdy Secure-Ex sheath and steel bead lanyard so you can wear it around your neck or lash it to a "D" ring, fanny pack, or other gear.
  • Item Number: 53SDS
  • Name: Spike Scottish
  • Blade Length: 3-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Steel: 420 Sub Zero Quench
  • Weight: 2.5 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 5.75 mm
  • Handle: 3-1/2" Long Cord Wrapped
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Neck Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442006718

4.375 (16 reviews)
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Jun 17, 2012
Pros: Finish, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cold Steel could do better
I really don't like to give bad reviews, but I am not happy with this knife at all. I knew that it was made of cheap 420 steel, but I bought it anyway. There is no edge on this whatsoever. I can run my thumb across the edge with considerable force and not even get a scratch. When I tried to cut a thin cord, the tip folded over as it passed! I'm not talking about paracord either. I was shorting the drawstring on venetian blinds. I understand that this is primarily a stabbing design, but in reality, the blade is too short to stop someone on meth or pcp. I haven't measured it, but I doubt it is over 3 in long. While the sheath holds the knife securely, the throat is so bulky that the entire package shows underneath my shirt. The sheath has a couple slots, but they are too small for a belt to pass through (unless you use baling twine as a belt). While this has not turned me off on Cold Steel, I don't think this knife is worth the price. Maybe ten bucks.
5 out of 5
J.R. C
St. Charles, IL
Jun 13, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
As promised
5 out of 5
St. Charles, IL
Jun 04, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Good tool for the Job
This knife is designed as a back-up. It is a perfect tool for that job. I purchased this knife knowing it's size, weight and the like. I would not use this as a primary defense weapon, but as a secondary it is perfect! Many have the idea that you need a huge knife to be effective' not true' you only need a weapon ready to do it's job and this stands true. In order for a knife to be deadly it only needs to be 4 inches. This is all that.
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