Steel Tiger®, Karambit Knife with AUS 8A stainless steel blade
The Steel Tiger® is a thoroughly modern tactical interpretation of the Indonesian Karambit. A design collaboration between Lynn C. Thompson and the late custom knife maker Steven Likarich, the Steel Tiger® was designed to possess all the best features of this iconic hooked blade and to integrate them seamlessly with modern materials and styling.
The Steel Tiger®’s deeply curved and needle-sharp AUS 8A stainless blade is vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched, taper-ground and given a stonewash finish for maximum strength, cutting power, edge retention and performance.
The durable Griv-Ex™ core handle fully encapsulates the tang, emerging to create the bolster, thumb-shelf and distinctive finger ring. This core is then injection over-molded with premium Kray-Ex™, creating a superb, non-slip grip that won’t let you down, even when your hands are cold or wet.
For safety and convenience, the Steel Tiger® comes with a Military-style Secure-Ex® sheath that you can lash to your gear or retain on your person via the removable boot/belt clip.
AUS 8A Stainless Steel
Cold Steel® has been using the same expertly heat-treated Japanese AUS 8A steel for nearly 3 decades. This steel has tested amazingly well over the years and has proven to be an excellent steel for working knives – tough, corrosion resistant, with good edge holding and easy to re-sharpen.
– Steel Tiger®, 2017 Model
– Blade material: Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel with stonewash finish
– Overall length: approx. 24.8 cm
– Blade length: approx. 12.1 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
– Handle: approx. 12.7 cm long, Griv-Ex™ core & Kray-Ex™ exterior
– Weight: approx. 130 g
– Incl. Secure-Ex® sheath
– Cold Steel® Product No.: 49KST
This model with AUS 8A stainless steel blade replaces the previous version with VG-1 steel blade (Product No. CST-49KSJ1) discontinued in 2017.