Cold Steel 12BS Safe Maker I Military Knife, Combat, Push. Cold
Steel has been making push knifes for a quarter century. In those twenty
five years, they have continually been refining their designs,
discarding features that didn’t perform as well as they would have liked
and enhancing those that did. These blades, and the wealth of experience
that has gone into their manufacture, have paid off handsomely for Cold
Steel as they have generated quite a following among law enforcement and
military personnel around the world. This is because they offer “big
knife” cutting and piercing potential in a very compact, easily portable
size, and, unlike a revolver or semi automatic pistol, they never break,
malfunction, or run out of ammunition.
Designed by Lynn C. Thompson, our Safe Maker™ push knifes are, without
doubt, the finest commercially made push knives in the world. The blade,
shaft, and ’T’ shaped tang are all drop forged from one piece of AUS 8A
Stainless Steel. This process, though costly, eliminates any unwanted
sharp edges or surfaces that would irritate the hand or fingers when the
knife is clasped in a closed fist, and it produces a better knife, since
the subsequent vacuum heat treatment and sub zero quench, renders the
blades virtually unbreakable.
Well made blades deserve equally well-made grips. A lot of time and
energy went into the production of our ‘T’ shaped handles. Made of shock
absorbing Kraton® they totally encapsulate the tang and part of the
shaft so they can be comfortably and securely grasped in the fist with
the blade jutting out between the fingers and used to deliver absolutely
devastating punching and slashing blows.
Includes an easily concealable and sturdy Secure-Ex® boot/belt sheath.
The smaller version includes a steel bead chain lanyard so it can be
worn as a neck knife. Features a 4.50 in. AUS 8A steel blade and a
1.88 in. Kraton handle. Comes complete with SecureEx sheath.