Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I was really excited to get this Cold Steel Kudu Knife for my husband for his birthday in May and it came just in time. He has been carrying it with him to work because he works outside a good bit and sometimes has to cut cables and such, but I think this is more of a back up in case his regular work one doesn't do the job. It can be used for either a work knife, utility knife, bait knife, or hunting knife.
He took it out of the box and opened it up and we took some copy paper and he demonstrated how sharp it was by showing me how easy it was to cut right through the papers! I politely backed away from the knife and let him handle it because I was afraid I would injure myself with something that lethal. But, he loves it and that is all that matters!
The Cold Steel Kudu, takes some cues from its South African competition, but our version is vastly superior. Ours has a Krupp 4116 Stainless steel flat ground blade, heat treated to Rc 56-57 for better edge holding ability and ease of re-sharpening, and a thin razor sharp edge.
The handle of the Kudu also reflects our dedication to making an effective and affordable folder. It’s made of 43% glass reinforced Zytel®. This material has proven to be extremely strong, and is stiff enough to compliment the blade and spring when locked open. Plus, the gripping surface has a wood grain texture for traction and features an attractive polished steel Kudu horn emblem for a little extra flair!
I can say that I appreciate that they had a really good safety feature because when I tried to open it to take pictures of it all of the way open, I couldn't get it to budge, so I had to wait for Mike to come home and get it open for me. Then I read this about the safety feature and didn't feel so bad:
For safety, we have thoroughly tested the locking mechanism and are well satisfied it will hold the blade rigidly open until you decide to close it by pulling up on the ring attached to the back spring.They have a lot of other knifes and swords to choose from if you are into collecting those type of things and they range in prices from under $100 to over $1,000 so they really have it all covered regardless of what kind of knife or sword you are looking for. I don't think whoever it is that you are buying a knife or sword for will be disappointed with whatever you pick out for them.
About Swords of the East:
Swords of the East specializes in the Japanese Katana as it is the most desirable type of blade in the world today. There is a huge demand for functional, competitive blades for practicing martial artists and collectors, and we are committed to providing these weapons at the best prices possible.
Our management team consists of practicing martial artists (Tai Kwon Do, Kendo, etc.) sword enthusiasts, a collector, and even a theatrical fight choreographer, who all realize that exorbitant pricing only hurts our industry by limiting the number of people who can attain the weapons they need.
We work hard to maintain relationships with the most trusted and sought after manufacturers so that we can deliver the best prices possible to our loyal customers and invigorate the industry. We welcome your comments and invite you to request specific products or lines that we do not currently carry. We are continually expanding our relationships and product lines, and are committed to serving you!
You may Email the ownership team here at email@example.com with any questions or feedback.Connect with Swords of the East:
1540 Ocean Neighbors Blvd
Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: (877) 704-3600
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