The SRK® (Survival Rescue Knife) has been a proud flagship blade in Cold Steel®'s line-up for over 25 years. The knife of choice for many U.S.-Military members, it remains the standard issue fixed blade of the Navy SEALS during BUDS training (Basic Underwater Demolition training) to this day. It's little wonder then that when Cold Steel® asked custom knife maker Andrew Demko to develop a high-end tactical folding knife for military application, he took inspiration from Cold Steel®'s SRK®!
The SR1 features Andrew's signature minimalist style, with no unnecessary flourishes or embellishments, just pure functional, no-nonsense, practical design. The SR1 and the SR1 Tanto are made for work. Crafted from American CPM S35VN premium powdered steel, both are heavy-duty workhorses designed for the harshest and most unforgiving environments.
A good blade needs a good handle, so the SR1's handle is made from premium G-10 with heat-treated nested steel liners. It features an integrated lanyard hole and coarse-textured surface for a secure grip even in cold, wet conditions, and is expertly contoured to allow for a comfortable and safe grip even while wearing heavy gloves.
For added reliability and peace of mind, the SR1 is equipped with Cold Steel®'s Tri-Ad® locking mechanism - proven time and time again to weather even the worst abuse, with unparalleled shock and impact resistance - making this knife the ideal choice for a survival rescue blade.
CPM S35VN Steel
An exceptional American super steel, CPM S35VN is not only very tough and durable but it will take a fine razor-sharp edge that will last a long time. An incredibly fine-grained powdered steel with a uniform microstructure, it offers very consistent performance. Durable, reliable, highly corrosion-resistant and tough even when honed to a very fine edge, it is a good, well-rounded steel choice for high-end superior quality custom knives and tools.