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Cold Steel 80PGTK GI Tanto Fixed 7" Carbon Steel Blade, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS80PGTK
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS80PGTK: G.I. Tanto
Cold Steel

As its name suggests, our G.I. Tanto is a no-nonsense tactical knife that comes with a legion of practical uses. It may be lean and spare, but it delivers the goods where they count the most! The broad Tanto point blade, integral quillon guard, and Polypropylene handle scales, exemplify a tactical knife stripped down to its bare essentials. It’s ground razor sharp out of 1055 carbon steel with a hard spring temper and protected by a black, rust resistant finish so it’s ready to take all the abuse you and Mother Nature can dish out.

Heavy, sharp and wonderfully balanced, it’s easy to throw by either the blade or handle and it hits with real vigor. In a survival or self-defense situation, it can be quickly and easily converted into a spear or war club. Just remove the handle scales and lash the blade securely to a suitable wooden shaft! Best of all, it’s a great value. Get the real G.I. Tanto from Cold Steel and get more than your money’s worth.
  • Overall: 12"
  • Thick: 4mm
  • Weight: 10.6 oz.
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Blade: 7"
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath

UPC Code: 705442009733

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.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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Double L
Down south
Nov 08, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
A decent,inexpensive fixed blade knife.
I'll be honest i was quite surprised when i read all the reviews here about the GI Tanto.I am in no way trashing the knife,or the brand,but in my opinion several fans have over exaggerated the GI Tanto's overall capabilities,and have made it out to be much better than it actually is.Make no mistake,the GI is a very stout,thick,carbon steel knife.But it has average ergonomics,and that's being polite,a handle that's too short for my liking,not to mention poor traction on the handle.The top part of the guard is useless,and tends to get in the way.I also dislike the distance between your hand and the actual cutting edge.A knife this large/heavy tends to be clumbsy anyways,and with your hand so far apart only makes it more unweildy when using the knife to cut with.I agree this knife is a beast,but pay close attention to the superlatives most say about it,99% only talk about how great the GI does two things,chopping trees and batoning wood.I dont build log homes,or use a knife to split firewood,so those two tasks dont appeal to me.I care much more about how a knife feels in the hand,it's balance,and also it's CUTTING abilities.And while the GI Tanto is an awesome "stabber",prybar,and wedge,it struggles at cutting due to it's geometry,and the fact that 1055 does not hold a good edge,it's known for being a tough steel,not it's edge holding.Overall,ignore the hype,the bottom line is the GI Tanto is a DECENT fixed blade knife at an inexpensive price.For $10 more the Schrade SCHF9 or the SCHF9N(ss model) is a far superior survival knife overall.
5 out of 5
Oct 28, 2015
It's a beast. You can get it reasonably sharp. It is not a fine carving tool. It's a pointy end in soft tissue, pry open stuck stuff, hacking, chopping, type GI knife. You don't mind beating the finish off of it because it's cheap. Good truck knife.
4 out of 5
Dave M.
Oct 05, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great knife for the money
This is a great all around knife for the price. I have used it for small tasks and even batoning. This is a hard knife to break. Plus...... It is cheap enough that you won't feel bad using it as a tool.
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