Cold Steel AK-47 Folding Knife,
In 1947 Mikhail Kalashnikov, the legendary Russian gun
designer, created the AK-47 assault rifle. Eventually adopted by the Red
Army in 1949, it became famous as the "People's Rifle". Such renown was
well deserved, as it was an utterly reliable weapon. It was rugged,
simple to operate and maintain, economical, and effective at reasonable
ranges. This weapon, and all it represents became the inspiration for
our heavy-duty tactical knives, the AK-47 folders. Designed by Andrew
Demko, the AK-47's possess all of the attributes of their namesake, and
perhaps a few more.
They're built for hard and rugged use and are available in two sizes.
Both sizes have many features in common. For instance, both are equipped
with G-10 handles that offer a vigorous grip that is remarkably tough,
rigid and incomparably strong. Also, each size comes with a unique
pommel made out of 6061 aluminum. The pommels feature a lanyard hole and
can also serve as a "less than lethal" percussion tool in a self-defense
Additionally, the hollow ground blades are honed by hand until they
reach levels of sharpness only seen on a surgeon's scalpel. They're made
from Japanese AUS 8A Stainless steel, then vacuum heat-treated and sub
zero quenched for maximum toughness. The blades are coated with black
Teflon for corrosion resistance and to enhance cutting power and to
improve edge retention by reducing friction.
The blades are supported by our state of the art Tri-Ad lock. In our
testing, the Tri-Ad has proved to be superior to any other lock on the
market today in terms of overall strength and resistance to shock
induced by blows on the spine (eclipsing virtually all locks in short
order) or the even more devastating shock by over-strike that lands on
the handle. Finally, to assure easy access, the AK-47's come with an
ambidextrous pocket clip and our new patented thumb plate. The thumb
plate has a dual purpose, it allows the knife to be drawn and quickly
opened by snagging it on the edge of a pocket or it can be used like a
conventional thumb stud or disc for easy, one-handed opening.