Warcraft Tanto

Warcraft Tanto

SKU# 13TL
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    WARCRAFT TANTO

    Specifications:
    Blade Length: 7 1/2"
    Overall Length: 12 3/4"
    Steel: U.S. CPM 3-V High Carbon
    Weight: 13 oz
    Blade Thickness: 5 mm
    Handle: 4 3/4" Long G-10
    Sheath:Secure-Ex® Sheath

    Lynn C Thompson has championed the awesome power of the Tanto for over 30 years. A pioneer in modern Tanto design, Lynn developed Tantos that could not only provide amazing cutting and piercing power, but perform a brutal snap cut too, making lightning fast, versatile and powerful knives that were met with great critical acclaim and widespread popularity, particularly with the Military who appreciated their robust and reliable design coupled with superior fighting functionality.

    But, unlike many designers who rest upon their laurels, Lynn continued to explore, research and refine his designs, looking for ways to make better and better products. Over the next three decades Lynn has developed a wide variety of Tantos, and the Warcraft Tanto (the first in our new series of Warcraft blades) embodies his very latest thoughts and ideas regarding this truly inspiring blade shape.

    The Warcraft Tanto's blade is noticeably thicker than many of the knives on the market today. With it's tough reinforced tip, elegantly curved cutting edge and sturdy one-piece construction, it is designed to soak up punishment while delivering unprecedented performance.

    Made from high quality, expertly heat treated, sub zero quenched American CPM 3-V steel, the Warcraft Tanto's blade features a stout flat ground primary cutting edge and a chisel ground secondary blade bevel, both hand sharpened to hair popping sharpness. The intersection of these two blade bevels (The Yakote) forms a wickedly effective secondary point that allows for a devastating snap cut.

    The Warcraft Tanto is then DLC coated – Our DLC (Diamond Like Coating) is not only highly rust and scratch resistant but reduces glare and minimizes friction when cutting while making the blade incredibly hard.

    During the testing process for this knife our R&D team left a prototype exposed to the elements deep in the Pennsylvania woods. After 3 months the blade was immaculate!

    Its perfectly balanced taper-ground full tang is encased in 3D machined American G10 scales. Comfortable and secure in hand, it's equally at home as a reliable workhorse or life-saving combat knife.

    Complete with our ever popular Secure-Ex sheath (now compatible with Tek-Lok belt adaptors to facilitate concealed carry under a coat or jacket) , the Warcraft Tanto is rugged, dependable and as powerful as it is beautiful.

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    In response to the fellow asking about CPM 3V:
    Without question Crucibles CPM 3V is better in every appreciable way than SK-5. It's my hands down favorite knife steel. It holds an edge better/longer than any steel that I've used. Some people think it's a little more difficult to sharpen, but I don't mind a few extra strokes on the stone. It's NOT a stainless steel but it is more rust/stain resistant than most carbon steels I've dealt with (1095 cro van, 1075, A-2, etc...). Of course, like any steel, it has to be heat treated properly. As far as the San Mai III is concerned it's kinda of an apples and oranges question. San Mai is laminated stainless steel. It has a harder center section between softer steel. The hardness of the the center section allows the knife to take and keep a nice, sharp edge. The softer outer layers allow the blade to flex more than if it were just a solid piece of harder steel, so you can torque on the blade a bit more without it snapping. In my experience most stainless steels are more brittle that the average carbon steel so they can be more prone to chipping as a result. with the laminated steels it's the center/edge portion that would possibly chip. Cold Steel uses the very good VG-1 stainless steel in their San Mai III laminated blades so the rust/stain resistance is far greater that any carbon steel. So if rust and staining are your biggest concern, then get the San Mai III. If you don't like oiling/doing maintenance on your knife, then go with the San Mai. If you want a knife that's easier to sharpen than the CPM 3V, then the SK-5 or the San Mai might be better choices for you. If you want a tougher, Stronger, longer wearing steel that's almost indestructible, get the CPM 3v. As I said before, CPM 3V is a little less prone to rust and stains the most carbon steels. With this knife Cold Steel has applied a DLC so maintenance should be a breeze. A little oil on the exposed edge and she'll be good to go.
    Cold Steel makes outstanding tanto blades anyway. The use of CPM 3V AND the DLC makes this their best ever. The width, blade length, weight and thickness combined with this super steel will make this the best all around camp/survival/deep woods EDC/combat knife that Cold Steel has ever produced IMHO. Hats off to Mr Lynn C. Thompson and Cold Steel for making this knife. I hope that this long winded response is helpful to at least a few people.
    Now I have a question... HOW LONG UNTIL THESE ARE AVAILABLE!?!?!?! Come on now... I'm die'n here!!! LOL... God Bless!
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    If the heat treatment is done successfully then the CPM3V steel alone will warrant this as the toughest, most reliable knife in the entire Cold Steel lineup. 3V is one of the best knife steels on the market today: It is ETREMELY tough, VERY wear resistant, and VERY corrosion resistant. If you are looking for a mass produced knife that will not fail under nearly any circumstance, then the Warcraft Tanto is a great consideration.
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    If the heat treatment is done successfully then the CPM3V steel alone will warrant this as the toughest, most reliable knife in the entire Cold Steel lineup. 3V is one of the best knife steels on the market today: It is ETREMELY tough, VERY wear resistant, and VERY corrosion resistant. If you are looking for a mass produced knife that will not fail under nearly any circumstance, then the Warcraft Tanto is a great consideration.
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    I guess I'll start off by saying that the blade is balanced mostly for the offset handle and I'm happy to see the change in steel but I'm wondering why you guys haven't come out with a Warcraft Bowie? Or even expanded on the "warcraft" series . Anyways it definitely feels solid and kinda has the weight to reflect that it' but it isn't a boat anchor . It reminds me of a balanced cleaver which I'm pretty sure it excels at that and the tip is definetly reinforced enough to take some abuse one issue I do have is the handle its just different it's not bad not great yeah sure it has great grip if your holding the knife in your hand could be questionable with lined gloves plus it would be godly if you sweeped the blade a back a touch so you can get a little more arc in the cut I understand also it still has to stab good just saying. Love your product I'm in my I'm liking what you guys do in the knife scene at any price
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    THANKS FOR THE VIDEO
    NOW I KNOW THAT I SPENT MY MONEY ON AN EXCELLENT KNIFE
    ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT HAIR POPPING SHARP
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