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New for 2016 - pro lite series

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Cold Steel Knives, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
  2. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    ProLite_Size_SM.jpg

    I believe the last one was just a trick of the eye based on the angle the photographer chose.

    Apologies for my less pretty photo, but I hope it helps
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
  3. G. Scott H.

    G. Scott H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I really like the way the spine slopes down to the tip on the tanto version. I'd like to see more tantos with this blade shape. :thumbup:
     
  4. Jonslaught

    Jonslaught

    510
    Jun 26, 2015
    Though I was made the fool by a common visual illusion, I'm glad theyre the same size atleast. It wouldnt make sense for the tanto to be the shorter one, as it is the more "tactical" blade shape. Whereas the the clip point has the more common slicing blade, which could be any length and be effective.
     
  5. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
    http://www.zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=4116

    If you look at the specs for 4116 Krupp steel it's actually pretty good for a budget blade. It should have no problems hitting high hardness and even has a hint of Vanadium. It's probably one of the best things you could put in a knife in this price range. Better alloys exist but as far as "bang for your buck" I doubt anything is going to significantly improve on it.
     
  6. DShiflet

    DShiflet

    Jan 25, 2013
    Kershaw Kuro has that style of tanto as well.
     
  7. G. Scott H.

    G. Scott H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Cool. I hadn't seen that yet. Looks like it only comes in combo edge, though, unfortunately. I think what's cool about this shape is that it drops the point down to around the center line of the blade vs. the points on more conventional tanto blades (besides just being more pleasing to my eye). :thumbup:
     
  8. DShiflet

    DShiflet

    Jan 25, 2013
    Yeah, I prefer that tanto shape as well. And actually, you can get a plain edge Kuro, it comes in a combo pack with some weird neck knife thing. $21.99 at BladeHQ:
    http://www.bladehq.com/item--Kershaw-Kuro-Pack-Assisted-Opener--32199
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  9. upnorth

    upnorth

    Nov 25, 2006
    Sure, why not. It's not like I sit and whittle for hours or carve a canoe paddle while out on my romps. Most times outdoors I may need to cut down a stick, cut some bait, a fishing line, whatever, not exactly heavy duty tasks. Many days I come back without even using my pocket knife and a quick touch up on the Sharpmaker takes seconds. I have really come to appreciate the little Finn Wolf.
     
  10. D.C.Johnson

    D.C.Johnson

    941
    Nov 23, 2012
    Very reminiscent of emersons cqc-7 tanto
     
  11. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger

    Jul 23, 2007
    Where are they for sale ?
     
  12. 100eyes

    100eyes

    752
    Sep 12, 2008
    The lockbar cutout seems really far back on this one. I wonder how one handed closing would be.
     
  13. J.Vervoorst

    J.Vervoorst

    639
    Jul 18, 2002
    So far I've only seen a preorder at Knifecenter with expected delivery in May, nothing else.
     
  14. Kwon Kwang

    Kwon Kwang

    Jul 7, 2013
    Looks pretty good. I might try the tanto.
     
  15. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    I like the slope of the tanto as well....may be the first tanto folder I buy (other than the Hatamoto which was as a collector piece). Am I the only one that thinks there is too much of a clip on the clip point version? The point seems too low to me...
     
  16. G. Scott H.

    G. Scott H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Very much so. I'm not very familiar with Emersons, so I didn't notice it, but you are correct. :thumbup:

    The clip point looks odd to me too. Something just a bit out of proportion.
     

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