Cold Steel 20K Kudu Pocket Knife, Zytel. In South Africa, an inexpensive ring lock folder is sold everywhere.
Itís a good design, but itís constructed from sub-standard materials, is
poorly made, and is horribly overpriced. And yet, millions of these
knives are sold there each year. Well, we thought we could do better, in
the quality of materials, cutting performance, and in price.
The Cold Steel Kudu, takes some cues from its South African competition,
but our version is vastly superior. Ours 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. Itís made of 43% glass reinforced Zytelģ.
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. Itís ready for anything and makes
a wonderful work knife, utility knife, bait knife, or hunting knife.