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.
Carpenter CTS® XHP Alloy Steel
Carpenter American CTS® XHP is a high carbon, high chromium powdered alloy steel with very impressive edge holding abilities. With an extra fine, uniform grain structure, it outperforms its ingot-steel equivalents by a large margin. This high-performance steel has been used in everything from superior custom kitchen cutlery to surgical tools. It can also be polished to a beautiful satin finish, making it an excellent choice for high-end every day carry knives, especially those that require a very fine cutting edge.
- Tiger Claw, serrated edge
- Blade material: U.S. made Carpenter CTS® XHP alloy 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.: 22KFS
*As of 2020, the plain edged Tiger Claw has an S35VN steel blade and the serrated version a CTS® XHP steel blade.