First Look: Cold Steel Introduces Two New SRK Fixed Blade Knives

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posted on August 27, 2021
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Cold Steel is releasing two new multi-use SRK fixed blade knives, including the SRK in San Mai, which features the legendary San Mai steel, and the SRK Survival Rescue with SK-5 blade steel. 

San Mai is a Cold Steel trademark knife steel that is produced in short runs and is usually found only on the company’s top collectible fixed-blade knives. San Mai derives its strength and superior edge performance from three layers of stainless-steel laminate. The inner layer is a hard carbon steel which gives San Mai blades their exquisitely sharp and long-lasting edge. The outside layers are made of a lower carbon spring steel to ensure strength, better resistance to impact and lateral stresses. When combined together, the San Mai steel composite offers one of the toughest, best-performing blade steel on the market today.

Now Cold Steel takes their San Mai steel and applies it to the new SRK fixed-blade knife. The robust clip point and prominent belly of the SRK make it suitable for delicate operations as well as vigorous cutting and slashing. Backing the multi-task-capable 6-inch blade is an equally stout Kray-Ex handle with deep checkering, single quillon finger guard, and slender profile to deliver a comfortable, unobtrusive grip that also contributes to exceptional blade control. Included with the SRK is a rugged, Secure-Ex sheath built to resist wear and the extremes of the weather.

Cold Steel SRK in San Mai Specifications

  • Weight: 8.1 ounces
  • Thick: 5 mm
  • Blade: 6 inches
  • Handle Length: 4 3/4 inches
  • Handle Material: Kray-Ex
  • Steel: VG-10 San Mai
  • Overall: 10 3/4 inches
  • Included: Secure-Ex sheath

The SRK Survival Rescue is a great choice for a high-performance, low-flash, all-business fixed blade. The SRK Survival Rescue is issued by the Navy SEALS for B.U.D.S. training and is dimensionally similar to the SRK in San Mai. However, it comes with SK-5 blade steel dressed in black Tuff-Ex finish.

Cold Steel SRK Survival Rescue Specifications

  • Weight: 7.9 ounces
  • Thick: 5 mm
  • Blade: 6 inches
  • Handle Length: 4 3/4 inches
  • Handle Material: Kray-Ex
  • Steel: SK-5
  • Overall: 10 3/4 inches
  • Included: Secure-Ex sheath

MSRP for the SRK Survival Rescue knife made with SK-5 steel is $69.99, and MSRP for the San Mai SRK Survival Rescue knife is $179.99. To learn more about new products or other items from Cold Steel, please visit coldsteel.com.

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