Master Tanto with San Mai® steel blade
San Mai® American Tanto Series
There isn't a person working in the knife industry today that knows more about the Tanto than Cold Steel does. It was, after all, Cold Steel
who invented and popularized this knife style in the early 1980's. Cold Steel has spent millions of dollars persuading the public, both through
advertising and live or videotaped demonstrations, of the Tanto's many advantages. Cold Steel has been producing Tantos for more than 30
years now, and there is still no factory or custom knife maker around making a Tanto that can approach the cutting, slashing or piercing
power of one that is manufactured by Cold Steel.
All Tantos in this series feature a deep lustrous satin finish on the hollow ground blade bevels and a contrasting line grain finish on the blade
flats. This technique highlights Cold Steel's state-of-the-art grinding methods and emphasizes the Cold Steel Tantos' unique appearance.
In addition, these knives come with Cold Steel's famous flattened oval Kray-Ex™ handle. The oval shape provides a solid grip and resists
rolling or twisting in the hand under hard use, the kind that, over time, would destroy a lesser knife. The use of Kray-Ex™ in knife handles
is another Cold Steel innovation. Kray-Ex™ is an unparalleled space age material that won't crack or rot and is immune to the ravages of
The tapered, solid steel pommel is another important Tanto feature that should not be ignored. Lynn C. Thompson designed it to concentrate
the full force of a blow in a small area.
The Tanto series knives in San Mai® all come with a thick, high quality Secure-Ex® sheath that is sure to give years of hard service and
keep your Tanto at your side, ready for action.
San Mai® comprises of three layers of expertly laminated stainless steel combined into one blade. Hard high-carbon steel
is sandwiched between two layers of tough lower carbon spring steel, thus maximizing edge holding ability while still being able to
withstand impact and lateral stresses. Produced in extremely small production runs, San Mai® is used only on Cold Steel's most
collectible high-end fixed blades and is a registered trademark of Cold Steel worldwide!
Master Tanto: This knife features a six inch (approx. 15. cm) blade with a specialized guard for increased finger protection.
- Blade material: VG-10 San Mai® steel
- Overall length: approx. 29.2 cm
- Blade length: approx. 15.2 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
- Handle: approx. 14 cm long, Kray-Ex™
- Weight: approx. 269 g
- Incl. Secure-Ex® sheath
- Cold Steel Product No.: 35AB
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy
of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.
Shipping weight: 0.60 kg