The Cold Steel Magnum Tanto IX is a robust, large fixed knife. Made in a Japanese style and enhanced with superior North-American steel. Its indestructible blade is made from CPM3V steel. This super steel is exceptionally hard, stays sharp for a long time and is very easy to sharpen. The black DLC coating makes the blade even harder and very scratch resistant. The ergonomic Kray-Ex handle almost sticks to your hand and therefore offers sublime grip. This knife is made to be used!
This elegant and sleek fighter is designed in a way that makes it distinguishable and outstanding amongst all the other fighters on the scene. The dimensions and the proportions of this knife are brought together very well, giving it a specific aesthetical dimension. I'm very much pleased gor the fact that this knife is flat ground, i.e. it has a saber ground, for it is a ground that, in my opinion, suits the role of a fightet in a much more apropriate way. The perfect execution of this 9" long blade would be with the additional 1mm of thickness which would beef the blade to a 6mm thick one, and with either the full glat or convex, or the high ground with no secondary, micro bevel. There's no doubt about the superiority of the 3V CPM Steel, so I want talk about it. The DL coating manifests an interesting display of coloration, depending upon the intensity and the angle that the light strikes it; it varies from silvery gray to deep saturated indigo or inkish blue, and in the darkness, it fades away by becoming entirely black with no reflection at all. The reason that this knife doesn't get 5 stars from me, lies in the fact that for this price, QC should be even better; the coating should be distributed evenly, the grinding around the ricasdo should be more precise, joints between the different parts of the knife should have been executed with the minimum tolerance and with no gaps.