-Price Paid: $110.00
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for 3 months
My SRK is the San Mai version. Wicked sharp right out of the box. The mirror polish on the blade struck me, as did the lamination line along the edge where the stainless steel and high carbon steel meet. Good looking, quality blade.
I like the heft of the knife - very solid feeling. Handle provides a good solid grip, but not as ergonomic as other designs. Very functional though.
The sheath almost holds the knife too securely. It takes a bit of a tug to release the knife, which made me nervous the first few times with such a sharp knife. Hopefully this will loosen up with time.
Knife has functioned flawlessly. Have not had to sharpen the blade yet. I just really like the feel of this knife. It feels solid, without being heavy.
Comment by Richard Byrnes 02/16/2017
Just received my Cold Steel SRK, and it appears to be everything that the positive reviews have stated. As noted above, the new sheath is actually so secure that it took almost all of my strength to remove the knife from it. This amount of force is way over the top, and could potentially lead to an injury. So be careful. Also, I am wondering how easy it will be to withdrawal the knife when the sheath is suspended from my belt. Just inside the sheath, on either side there are two shallow horizontal ridges which create the positive security of holding the knife tightly within the sheath. I assume that these ridges will wear down with use and allow the knife to be extracted more easily. For now I have pried the seam of the sheath open at the top, and inserted a small 1/16 inch piece of metal in the gap. This widens the opening of the sheath and allows for easier extraction. Great looking knife though!!
Comment by JUAN 09/22/2013
THERE IS A RECESSED PART FOR YOUR THUMB TO PUSH ON THE SHEATH TO MAKE A NICE SMOOTH JERKLESS PULL OF YOUR SRK.