For some knife fans, the classic switchblade holds an uncommon appeal. In terms of utility, the design brings a unique set of traits as well, with a good blade functional for field use, defense and more. Now Cold Steel offers a throwback take on the classic switchblade in its Kris Ti-Lite series of knives.
Cold Steel Kris Ti-Lite Switchblades
Developed by famed knife maker Phil Boguszewski, the knives feature a classic styles right out of the 1950s. Three new Kris blades comes sized for comfortable pocket carry. Each utilizes a stainless steel leaf spring lock, withstanding up to 145 pounds of pressure.
Constructed of AUS 10A steel, the new Kris Ti-Lite blade models come in 4- or 6-inch lengths with a standard edge. A serrated-edge model comes in a 6-inch version as well. The 4- and 6-inch blades measure 3mm and 4mm, respectively.
Additionally, each Kris Ti-Lite knife comes with Griv-Ex handles in flat dark earth. The FDE handles provide a sleek, positive grip, according to Cold Steel. Additional retention comes via a slight pommel swell. Each knife includes an unobtrusive steel pocket clip. Blade deployment comes via thumb studs or blade-integrated quillons. You can even open the blade by snagging the edge of the carry pocket for fast deployment.
Retail prices range from $89.99 to $114.99. For even more info, please visit coldsteel.com.
Cold Steel Kris Ti-Lite Specs
- 6-inch model: CS-26SXK6
- 4-inch model: CS-26SK4
- 6-inch Serrated: CS26SXK6S
- Weight: 3.7 oz. / 7 oz.
- Blade Thickness: 3mm / 4mm
- Blade Length: 4″ / 6″
- Handle Length/Material: Griv-Ex, flat dark earth
- Steel: AUS 10A
- Overall Length: 8 3/4″ / 13″
- Additional Features: pocket clip
- MSRP: $89.99 – $114.99