The Cold Steel® Kobun® is a lightweight boot knife that takes its name from the Japanese underworld, where the word Kobun is sometimes used as an indicator of rank that suggests the word soldier, or one who takes orders from his Oyabun or boss. It is a fitting name for a knife like the Kobun®, which was effectively designed to be a good soldier.
It has proven to be incredibly popular with the US-Military, where it is prized for its light weight and discreet profile as much as its durability and cutting potential.
The Kobun® features Cold Steel®'s iconic reinforced American Tanto point, making it highly resistant to bending or breaking because it is reinforced by the full thickness of the blade's spine which runs almost to the very tip of the blade. Despite its thin profile, the Kobun®'s deeply checkered Kray-Ex™ handle is designed to offer maximum grip and is contoured to resist turning or shifting in the hand.
The Kobun®, also available with a fully serrated edge as of 2020, comes complete with a Secure-Ex® sheath and heavy-duty boot/belt clip.
AUS 8A Stainless Steel
Cold Steel® has been using the same expertly heat-treated Japanese AUS 8A steel for nearly 3 decades. This steel has tested amazingly well over the years and has proven to be an excellent steel for working knives - tough, corrosion resistant, with good edge holding and easy to re-sharpen.
- Kobun®, serrated edge
- Blade material: Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel
- Overall length: approx. 25.1 cm
- Blade length: approx. 14 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 3.5 mm
- Handle: approx. 11.1 cm long, Kray-Ex™
- Weight: approx. 125 g
- Including Secure-Ex® sheath
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 17TS
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.