In South Africa, an inexpensive ring lock folder is sold everywhere. It’s a good design, but it’s
constructed from sub-standard materials, is poorly made, and is horribly overpriced. And yet,
millions of these knives are sold there each year. Well, we thought we could do better, in the
quality of materials, cutting performance, and in price.
The Cold Steel Kudu, takes some cues from its South African competition, but our version is
vastly superior. Ours has a German 4116 Stainless steel flat ground blade, heat treated to Rc 56-57 for better edge holding ability and ease of re-sharpening, and a thin razor sharp edge.
For safety, we have thoroughly tested the locking mechanism and are well satisfied it will hold the blade rigidly open until you decide to close it by pulling up on the ring attached to the back
The handle of the Kudu also reflects our dedication to making an effective and affordable
folder. It’s made of 43% glass reinforced Zy-Ex®. This material has proven to be extremely strong, and is stiff enough to complement the blade and
spring when locked open. Plus, the gripping surface has a wood grain texture for traction and
features an attractive polished steel Kudu horn emblem for a little extra flair! We think the Kudu
represents an unbelievable value. It’s ready for anything and makes a wonderful work knife, utility knife, bait knife, or hunting knife.
Blade Length: 4 1/4″
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Steel: German 4116 Stainless
Handle: 5 3/4″ Long Zy-Ex