COLD STEEL - WARCRAFT TANTO FIXED BLADE KNIFE + SECURE-EX BELT SHEATH CS13TL
Cold Steel has brought out some very creative tantos through the years and this Warcraft series is no exception. These are well made and feature CPM 3V as the blade material. Crucible Industries, the American manufacturer of this steel, describes it as follows: "The wear and toughness properties of CPM 3V make it an excellent alternative to shock-resistant steels such as S7 or A9, where they typically wear out too quickly, but where grades such as A2, CruWear, or CPM M4 tend to fail by breaking or chipping. CPM 3V offers the highest impact toughness of any tool steel with this range of wear resistance"
We're just glad that Cold Steel is still bringing out fantastic products with amazing design and materials. Here is Cold Steel's description of the product:
Lynn C Thompson has championed the awesome power of the Tanto for over 30 years. A pioneer in modern Tanto design, Lynn developed Tantos that could not only provide amazing cutting and piercing power, but perform a brutal snap cut too, making lightning fast, versatile and powerful knives that were met with great critical acclaim and widespread popularity, particularly with the Military who appreciated their robust and reliable design coupled with superior fighting functionality.
But, unlike many designers who rest upon their laurels, Lynn continued to explore, research and refine his designs, looking for ways to make better and better products. Over the next three decades Lynn has developed a wide variety of Tantos, and the Warcraft Tanto (the first in our series of Warcraft blades) embodies his very latest thoughts and ideas regarding this truly inspiring blade shape.
The Warcraft Tanto's blade is noticeably thicker than many of the knives on the market today. With it's tough reinforced tip, elegantly curved cutting edge and sturdy one-piece construction, it is designed to soak up punishment while delivering unprecedented performance.
Made from high quality, expertly heat treated, sub zero quenched American CPM 3-V steel, the Warcraft Tanto's blade features a stout flat ground primary cutting edge and a chisel ground secondary blade bevel, both hand sharpened to hair popping sharpness. The intersection of these two blade bevels (The Yakote) forms a wickedly effective secondary point that allows for a devastating snap cut.
The Warcraft Tanto is then DLC coated – Our DLC (Diamond Like Coating) is not only highly rust and scratch resistant but reduces glare and minimizes friction when cutting while making the blade incredibly hard.
During the testing process for this knife our R&D team left a prototype exposed to the elements deep in the Pennsylvania woods. After 3 months the blade was immaculate!
Its perfectly balanced taper-ground full tang is encased in 3D machined American G10 scales. Comfortable and secure in hand, it's equally at home as a reliable workhorse or life-saving combat knife.
Complete with our ever popular Secure-Ex sheath (now compatible with Tek-Lok belt adaptors to facilitate concealed carry under a coat or jacket) , the Warcraft Tanto is rugged, dependable and as powerful as it is beautiful.
Item Number: 13TL
Name: Warcraft Tanto
Blade Length: 7 1/2"
Overall Length: 12 3/4"
Steel: U.S. CPM 3-V High Carbon
Weight: 13 oz
Blade Thickness: 5 mm
Handle: 4 3/4" Long G-1
Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath