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Cold Steel Kobun

18+
£52.95
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The Cold Steel Kobun is a lightweight knife that takes its name from the Japanese word “Kobun” which is sometimes used as an indicator of rank. Proven to be incredibly popular with the Military, where it’s prized for its light weight as much as its durability and cutting potential.


The Kobun features Cold Steels iconic reinforced “American Tanto” point, making it highly resistant to bending or breaking because it is reinforced by the full thickness of the blade’s spine (which runs almost to the very tip of the blade). Despite its thin profile, the Kobun’s deeply checkered Kray-Ex handle is designed to offer maximum grip and is contoured to resist turning or shifting in the hand.

SKU
CS17T
Brand:
Cold Steel
Colour:
Black
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
14.0000
Overall Length (cm)
25.0000
Blade Material:
AUS8A Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.32
Grind:
Hollow
Sheath:
Secure-Ex
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Blade Finish:
Satin
Product Weight (g)
193
Handle Detail:
Kray-Ex
Newest:
2017-09-07 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
52.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
705442008132

Description


The Cold Steel Kobun is a lightweight knife that takes its name from the Japanese word “Kobun” which is sometimes used as an indicator of rank. Proven to be incredibly popular with the Military, where it’s prized for its light weight as much as its durability and cutting potential.


The Kobun features Cold Steels iconic reinforced “American Tanto” point, making it highly resistant to bending or breaking because it is reinforced by the full thickness of the blade’s spine (which runs almost to the very tip of the blade). Despite its thin profile, the Kobun’s deeply checkered Kray-Ex handle is designed to offer maximum grip and is contoured to resist turning or shifting in the hand.

Specification


SKU
CS17T
Brand:
Cold Steel
Colour:
Black
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
14.0000
Overall Length (cm)
25.0000
Blade Material:
AUS8A Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.32
Grind:
Hollow
Sheath:
Secure-Ex
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Blade Finish:
Satin
Product Weight (g)
193
Handle Detail:
Kray-Ex
Newest:
2017-09-07 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
52.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
705442008132

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  • 4
    Cold steel koban

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Jun 2021

    Having always wanted a cold steel tango blade ( but never really needing one) i could never justify buying a San Mai one but the koban was a cheap way to try this blade shape. Firstly hienne always first class service ! The tanto was sharp out the box not as large as I though ( a goog thing) the sheath is ok but the belt clip is a bit mah no one seems to make a useful sheath and clip, the handle is somewhat small ,not fat enough or long enough for my size large/xl hands, the guard is small as well , build quality is great for such a cheap knife. Conclusion I like it but I won't be my go to as it's not the nicest in hand if you have big hands probably this is reflected in its boot knife style build

  • 5
    What is there Not to like?

    Posted by New OAP on 13th May 2021

    I'm officially a Pensioner in a couple of weeks... I first saw (like another Knife Fan on here), at the age of 18, the Recon Tanto cut through a car tyre then, a car bonnet in a 'Guns & Ammo' magazine. Lust at first sight. The price over the years has always eluded my wallet until now, and guess what? out of stock.... When I saw another comment that he thought the Recon was a bit 'over the top' re Camping use, I had to agree and went for the Kobun.... To me, this is more than just a knife, it is a whole Culture and Ideology, one that has stood the test of Time. I am one Happy Bunny.

  • 5
    Lynn does it again!

    Posted by Hews on 30th Dec 2020

    My second kobun I have owned and another great knife, Amazingly grippy handle suitable to medium sided hands. Very slim line overall even when in sheath. Sheath is well made, amazing retention and the clip is good and solid with a multitude of ways to carry (clip it in your pocket, on your belt of inside waist bacd) or remove clip and use a teklok or paracord to attach to whatever you fancy. As with any hard sheath try and drawer the blade so you’re not rubbing the edge on the sheath, I have done this a load of times and no issues, blade still shaving sharp and it came like this from factory, one of the best edges I have ever had on a knife out of box, even brings, scary sharp, burrs removed, amazing!!!

  • 2
    Knife 5*/Sheaf 0*

    Posted by Carl on 12th Feb 2019

    Ordered my first Cold Steel fixed bladed knife in a number of years, previously having tanto series with leather sheafs. Let me first say the Kobun is outstanding. The finish and construction is absolutely flawless, as you would expect from Cold steel, and would score 5 stars without hesitation. Unfortunately that`s were the good points finish. The Secure-Ex sheaf on mine is absolutely garbage. Everytime the knife is pulled from it the blade ends up being blunted by the glass impregnated sheaf. Putting pressure on the spine as i drew it didn`t work. However carefully i tried the edge became dull. Having frustratingly re-honed the blade several times and also using a needle file on the innards of the sheaf to no avail i have assigned the sheaf to the bin, as this is the best place for it in my opinion. I have ordered some after market sheafs from HH to try. I`ve since read similar stories of CS Secure-Ex sheafs affecting other models. I find it astounding that Cold steel make some of the best knives in the world, probably spending copious of money on R&D but supply sheafs that destroy the blade edge in seconds. Why CS don`t supply leather/cordura sheafs as in the past or as an option is beyond me. I`ll still buy CS knives as they are still fantastic knives, but i will be pairing with other manufacturers sheafs, and the CS one`s will keep the bin men busy.( I e-mailed Cold Steel about my concerns but alas still waiting for a reply).

  • 4
    solid bomb proof package

    Posted by Danster308 on 26th Aug 2018

    for almost 30 years I'd wanted the cold steel tanto after reading the review in the old Guns and Weapons User magazine if anyone remembers it. At the top end tanto is a bit high priced for my use I bout the Kobun not expecting too much. Wrong, the thing is bomb proof, abuse it and it askes for more. the steel takes a good edge and retains it. The handle which initially I thought too thin is actually so grippy that it offers confidence. The sheath is safe and excellent. Summed up, I couldn't bring myself to use a top end expensive knife the way I use this and it doesn't shirk any that's asked of it. HH continue to provide the best customer service I've come across

  • 5
    Superb

    Posted by Simon on 16th Jul 2018

    10 out of 10 for HH as always. This is the best bang for buck for a fixed tanto that's not to big to take camping. Very light and slick in the pockets. The clip sits perfectly in your pocket so no need for belt carry. It's also very good for bushcraft. You can also cord wrap this very well with 550 if you remove the inner strands and it looks amazing. Love it ..

  • 5
    A Perfect Little Knife

    Posted by Rupert on 29th Nov 2017

    The Kobun really is a great looking knife and the fit and finish on it is almost as good as the top-end Tantos. The 3mm thick blade is hollow-ground with a slight belly to it, a dead straight spine and that famous Tanto point. The AUS 8A steel is nicely grained and ground with a semi-polished razor-sharp edge. It is 13.5 cm from guard to point and is of course, full-tang. Balance is literally right behind the guard, so in the hand it feels a little blade-heavy, which is fine. The handle is classic 4mm x 2mm diamond-pattern Kraton, with 2mm spaced lines around the edges and on the butt and a 5mm steel-lined lanyard hole through tang and grip. The sheath is also excellent and of identical build-quality to their high-end models, coming with a spring-steel clip attached via two phillips-head screws and Chicago-type fasteners. With this clip removed, the sheath is only 8mm thick up to the neck, which flares slightly from 2cm to 2.3cm. This part of the sheath spreads slightly when the handguard pops over two internal ridges and then it instantly snaps back to hold the knife securely. If sheathed properly, this blade will not drop out, even if it is carried upside down on webbing or load-carrying equipment. It can also be taped pretty much anywhere, but it would be advisable to remove the clip before doing this. All-in-all this is an excellent value knife and is a hell of a lot of blade for the money. Thanks to HH for their great customer service!

  • 5
    Purchased and love it!

    Posted by Mitchell on 10th Oct 2017

    Great delivery this was not in stock so I ordered it, and well I am very pleased. Delivery was 4 days, expected as they needed to get it in, and it came swiftly in the morning. The knife is solid and feels like a * tool, I really enjoy the weight and the size is good. I am very pleased with this product and would order again from Heinnie, and Coldsteel.

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