Most of the lightweight knives of Cold Steel's new Nightshade™ series are detailed reproductions of existing Cold Steel favorites, while some are brand new designs.
Made from Griv-Ex™, the latest in fiberglass-reinforced plastic, and stronger than even the super tough Zy-Ex™ used by Cold Steel in earlier models, they are UV- and heat-stabilized, which make them impervious to the elements.
One of the most unique features of these knives is their handles: They are made from deeply checkered Kray-Ex™ that has been molded directly to the blade tangs. The use of Kray-Ex™ in knife handles is a Cold Steel innovation that dates back to the early 1980's. It offers a superior, slightly tacky gripping surface that remains unaffected by heat, cold, or moisture. It never rusts, warps, cracks or splits, even in the most extreme environments.