Tiger Claw, Folding Knife with CPM S35VN steel blade Plain edge
Created by custom knife maker Andrew Demko, the Cold Steel® Tiger Claw is overflowing with design innovations!
The blade was designed following Andrew Demko's extensive testing as a Journeyman Electrician and Engineer. When developing his own multi-purpose hand-made work knives, he made a karambit/hawkbill hybrid blade that could cut rope, cable, wire and anything else his vocation threw in his path. This knife served him well through years of hard use, and, when tasked by Cold Steel® to develop his own take on a folding karambit, this blade shape immediately came to mind.
Replicating Andrew's original blade design but in premium American alloy steel*, the Tiger Claw offers the tactical performance of the Filipino and Indonesian fighting karambit coupled with the utility and function of a working man's hawkbill.
With the Demko thumb-plate, the Tiger Claw offers a fully ambidextrous fast draw from the pocket, either in a saber grip or a traditional blade-down karambit grip, deploying the blade with lightning fast ease.
Made with his signature minimalist style, Demko's Tiger Claw features a slimline CNC-machined G-10 handle, a black aluminum pommel ring and Cold Steel®'s exclusive Tri-Ad® lock.
2020 Model - The Tiger Claw with plain edged S35VN steel blade replaces the discontinued CTS® XHP steel version (Product No. CST-22KF).
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.
- Tiger Claw, plain edge - 2020 Model
- Blade material: CPM S35VN steel
- Overall length: approx. 22.8 cm
- Blade length: approx. 7.6 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 3.5 mm
- Handle: approx. 15.2 cm long, G-10
- With ambidextrous pocket/belt clip
- Weight: approx. 145 g
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 22C
*As of 2020, the plain edged Tiger Claw has an S35VN steel blade and the serrated version a CTS® XHP steel blade.