Cold Steel 13TL Warcraft Tanto
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.
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