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5.11 Tactical C.U.B. Master 2.0 Folding Karambit 2.87" S30V Black Blade, FRN Handles (51048)

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Part Number: TG51048
Manufacturer: 5.11 Tactical
Retail Price: $109.99
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Description
TG51048: 51048 C.U.B. Master 2.0
5.11 Tactical
 
The C.U.B. Master 2.0 is the latest generation of blades built as specified by edged tools expert Steve Tarani and features an 1/8" thick US made S30V Crucible steel blade with a black Teflon finish. Textured FRN scales and a reversible clip provide good grip and easy carry options.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.87"
  • Open Length: 6"
  • Blade Thickness: 1/8"
  • S30V Crucible blade steel, Teflon® finish
  • Built as specified by Steve Tarani
  • Textured FRN scales
  • Lock back
  • Safety retention ring
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 844802209007

Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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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4 out of 5
Aaron Sbt
Gig Harbor, Wa
Dec 03, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip
A nice piece for the price.
I just received this knife from knifecenter a few days ago and overall I am fairly happy. I don't have any specific purpose for it other then as a collector piece and occasional EDC knife. I own scores of tactical knives and this is my first 511 piece. I like their tactical nylon gear, for the price it is very well-made, so I thought I would take a chance while knifecenter had 511 gear on sale over the Thanksgiving holiday. I used to study a Filipino martial arts and I can definitely see how this would appeal to folks who study martial arts or need a blade for self-defense. It looks great and S30V steel for the blade is fantastic. It is more than sharp enough out of the box but it won't fling hair the way some more high polished edges do. Some people may choose to touch up the edge on a fine ceramic rod before carrying it but it it is absolutely sharper than many knives out of the box still & definitely cuts aggressively. Very very sharp just not razor sharp. Overall the basic construction & build is sort of close to a Spyderco Endura, (FRN handles, sandwich style construction), though i was surprised to see that there are no steel liners in the handle slabs, just the fiberglass reinforced nylon. The handle material is very thick and rigid and feels extremely durable. The knife is also reinforced by full metal throughout the ring portion of the handle & the back lock. Overall this is a very well constructed piece. I like the fact that despite the unusual shspe, the knife rides very light in the pocket. It seems unanimous from most reviews that yes indeed the action is extremely stiff. The pivot comes lightly greased and the lockback mechanism is generously oiled, and previous experience with this type of knife usually indicates that it will break in nicely and smoothly. As a fan also of cold steel knives, this type of stiff back lock mechanism does not bother me. I'm actually very happy with this knife. It does come with a torx wrench and extra screws which is a nice touch that manufacturers rarely include. Included extras in the box always raise the value of a new knife for me. My only real complaint is that one of the clip screws was backed out a few milimeters as if maybe at the manufacturing plant someone forgot to tighten it down all the way, no big deal at all. The clip screws are nice & long, & a drop of blue threadlocker like Loc-Tite will ensure those screws never back out. Shipping from knife center to the northwest coast here was incredibly fast. I have been a customer since 1999 and I am a customer for life. Based on my experience with this knife I would probably order another 511 knife in the future.
5 out of 5
Cody
State College, PA
Oct 08, 2014
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Best EDC knife for defense.
Absolutely love these blades. Have had two of my own, and this one was purchased as a gift. She was speechless. Haha! Thanks for offering one of my favorite knives when so many are out of stock. Sure do wish they'd bring the old black and stainless design back though.
5 out of 5
E.C.
Ft. Bragg
Dec 18, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Proud Owner
I carry this knife with me everywhere as a personal defense knife. The feel of this knife is amazing. I have small hands and it fits well. Being able to move the belt clip allows me to pull the knife out as I would be holding it. Straight out of the box, it came very sharp!
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