Cold Steel® knows that many customers are more and more concerned about the weight and 'bulk' of their EDC (every day carry) knife, as there is a lot of competition for the limited space in their pockets. That's why Cold Steel® focused on making a feather light (3.2 oz / 91 g), ultra slim (8.8 mm thick) folder that can be carried 24/7 while still leaving room in the pocket for other essential gear.
But what Cold Steel® didn't do in this quest to make a super EDC knife was skimp on workmanship and materials. That's why every Tanto and Drop point blade in the Air Lite series exhibits flawless craftmanship and premium materials. The blades are made from costly Japanese AUS 10A stainless steel, famed for its edge holding ability, strength and toughness, and the handles are laser-cut from real G-10. Even the locking mechanism can't be beat as there is nothing better than Cold Steel®'s celebrated Tri-Ad® lock when it comes to protecting your fingers.
Budget friendly pricing, amazing sharpness and enormously comfortable and useable, the Air Lites are hard to beat for every day carry!
AUS 10A Stainless Steel
AUS 10A is equal in strength and toughness to AUS 8A, but has the extraordinary advantage of an additional 20% in edge-holding ability. This ability to retain a sharp edge for a longer period of time gives it wider performance advantages over other, more common stainless steels.
- Air Lite Drop Point
- Blade material: Japanese AUS 10A stainless steel
- Overall length: approx. 20.3 cm
- Blade length: approx. 8.9 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 3 mm
- Handle: approx. 11.4 cm long, G-10
- Incl. pocket/belt clip
- Weight: approx. 91 g
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 26WD