Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Mike, as I'm sure you know, is a Land Surveyor. As such, he ALWAYS has knives with him. Recently, we were given the opportunity to review the new KUDO Cold Steel Ring Lock Folder Knife.
Beautiful, is it not? Mike has really out it thru the paces and he gives it a thumbs up!
The Cold Steel Kudu has a Krupp 4116 Stainless steel flat ground blade, heat treated to Rc 56-57 for better edge holding ability and ease of re-sharpening, and a thin razor sharp edge.
For safety, we have thoroughly tested the locking mechanism and are well satisfied it will hold the blade rigidly open until you decide to close it by pulling up on the ring attached to the back spring.
The handle of the Kudu also reflects our dedication to making an effective and affordable folder.
It’s made of 43% glass reinforced Zytel®. This material has proven to be extremely strong, and is stiff enough to compliment the blade and spring when locked open. Plus, the gripping surface has a wood grain texture for traction and features an attractive polished steel Kudu horn emblem for a little extra flair!
We think the Kudu represents an unbelievable value. It’s ready for anything and makes a wonderful work knife, utility knife, bait knife, or hunting knife.
Blade: 4 1/4"
Mike says this knife is very functional, light, balanced, and easy to carry. The unique lock mechanism requires a little more effort to release the blade than most thumb-operated blade locks. It is one of the strongest blade lock mechanisms that he's every encountered. That's a big plus as there is no accidental release while in use.
Enclosed with each knife are very detailed instructions on how to operate the blade mechanism.
Overall, we like this knife very much.
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