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Cold Steel AK-47 – Badass Knife of the Week

Cold Steel AK-47

The AK-47 is one of the best-known assault rifles in the entire world. Since its invention by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947, the AK-47 has become the people’s rifle thanks to its affordability, simple operation, unmatched durability, and overall reverence. Cold Steel set out to create a knife as reliable and ubiquitous as the classic gun.

That’s where the latest Badass Knife of the Week comes into the picture.

The Cold Steel AK-47 is essentially the knife version of the iconic gun. This folder is rugged, easy to use, and beloved by everyone who wields it.

Designed by the esteemed Andrew Demko, the AK-47 features a 3.5-inch clip point blade with black diamond-like carbon coating, which increases resistance to wear and corrosion.

Cold Steel recently improved the steel to American CTS XHP Alloy Steel for a more dependable performance. This steel is vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched for maximum toughness. After that, the hollow grind is sharpened by hand.

cold-steel-ak-47-sideThe blade comes with a patented thumb plate that allows it to be opened with either hand, even if you’re wearing gloves. If you position it correctly, you can even engage it in a single swift motion by letting the plate catch the side of your pocket.

The AK-47 has G-10 handle scales for a strong grip in the wettest environments. A 6061 aluminum pommel acts as an impact tool and option in close-quarters emergencies.

Because reliability is one of the strong suits of the AK-47 rifle, this knife boasts Demko’s Tri-Ad locking mechanism. This state-of-the-art lock is tested in the most extreme situations and holds up every time.

It comes with a two-position tip-up pocket clip. You can also pick up the Mini AK-47 if you want something a little smaller.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Cold Steel AK-47.


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  1. my husband is so hard on his pocket knives, I’d like to find him one that would last longer than a month. This knife looks to be tuff

  2. They appear a bit high for normal electronic mal service, will
    ssee what low cost plan iss for White Label.

  3. I bought the fake Cold Steel AK47 from Amazon. I made a research and find it from China (Aliexpress..). pls care about it

  4. I love the Ak-47. I purchased one 2 day ago. Nice product
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. They are both good knives. The AK tends to be easier to sharpen if your not as experienced sharpening knives . Both are sturdy and well designed . Other than that, the rajah has steel liners in the handle and the AK is solid G10 .

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