Oyabun, Folding Knife
For years, Cold Steel® has thought about making a folding knife that closely emulates Cold Steel®’s famous Tanto. Andrew Demko worked on the problem, and with Lynn Thompson’s input, a satisfactory solution was discovered. The result is what we offer here, the Oyabun!
It incorporates a reinforced blade point, a high satin polish, expert heat-treatment (Rc57 and sub-zero quenched) and the kind of stunningly sharp edge Cold Steel®’s reputation was founded upon. Furthermore, it is equipped with an integral flipper for effortless opening, and a (patent pending) leaf spring lock and safety. The lock/safety on the Oyabun was first utilized in Cold Steel®’s Crawford 1 folder and has proved to be quite tough and reliable.
The 4034 stainless steel blade is housed in a strong, yet economical handle that’s reinforced with stainless steel liners. The handle is injection-molded with a Griv-Ex™ foundation and then over-molded with soft, checkered Kray-Ex™ fastened to the frame with two robust bolts.
4034 Stainless Steel (4034SS)
A Japanese-made medium-grade stainless steel that admirably resists corrosion due to its higher chromium content. It is also relatively easy to sharpen and features a moderate degree of wear resistance. Often used for kitchen cutlery or for smaller knives that are of a generally good quality but economically priced.
– Blade material: Japanese 4034 stainless steel
– Overall length: approx. 21 cm
– Blade length: approx. 8.9 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 3.8 mm
– Handle: approx. 12.1 cm long, Griv-Ex™ and Kray-Ex™
– Incl. stainless pocket/belt clip
– Weight: approx. 116 g
– Cold Steel® Product No.: 26T