An imposing beauty, the Tai Pan is a double edged fighting dagger at its best! Features a beautiful razor sharp spear point blade made of 3V steel.The result is a blade which is astonishingly tough and exceptionally wear resistant with excellent impact resistance and fine edge holding performance. The front of the blade is marked "COLD STEEL CPM 3-V" and "TAIWAN". Comes complete with the Original box and Secure-Ex sheath (left or right hand carry) with a removable, adjustable, easy off belt loop; model # 13Q. Eye catching looks, superb in-hand feel & balance with lightning fast hand speed! Please see my other listings for Exceptional stuff!
DESCRIPTION: Details Specifications Condition Additional Pictures. An imposing beauty from Cold Steel, the Tai Pan is a double edged fighting dagger at its best! Features a razor sharp 3V steel , spear point blade and comes complete with the Original box and black Secure-Ex sheath (left or right hand carry) with a removable, adjustable, easy off belt loop; model # 13Q. The Tai Pan is a great choice for a bug-out bag.
Also, the sleek profile and lightweight makes for a perfect E. Look no further for an excellent companion for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Self Defense, Tactical and Conceal Carry. The blade , featuring a full hidden tang, is American made CPM 3-V powdered steel. The result is a beautiful blade, which is astonishingly tough and exceptionally wear resistant with excellent impact resistance and fine edge holding performance. The front side is marked "COLD STEEL" with "CPM 3-V" and "TAIWAN".
The back side is marked "TAI PAN". Sure to become a Cold Steel classic , knives like this are always treasured by collectors and a perfect gift for the person who must have one-of-each. The handle is made of textured Kray-Ex wrapped around a full (hidden) tang steel core. Kray-Ex is the trade name given to a number of high performance elastomers which offer many of the properties of natural rubber, such as high traction, but with increased resistance to heat, weathering, and chemicals. The Secure-Ex sheath , featuring a removable, adjustable, easy-off buttoned belt loop attachment, is designed to provide strong resistance on the blade and guard to hold the knife very securely within the sheath, but still allows for a quick draw in self defense situations.
Additionally, the sheath is designed for left or right hand carry options. Such a seemingly simple sheath has endless tie down possibilities with multiple eyelets & slots all around the edge. Secure-Ex (Kydex) is far more cut resistant than leather sheaths and won't rot, crack or warp when exposed to wet or harsh weather. In Part From Cold Steel: Cold Steel is proud to introduce the 3V Tai Pan, a Japanese styled double edge dagger made from American CPM 3-V high performance powdered steel - this premium super steel will usher in a new era of high performance fixed blades for the discerning knife owner. The Tai Pan embodies all the finest features of a classic dagger, with the addition of a sturdy spear point tip which is wide and thick enough to resist breaking without compromising its ability to offer deep, effortless penetration.The tough, reliable blade is DLC (diamond like) coated to a rich inky black finish, honed to an edge that you would expect on the keenest of razor blades, the Tai Pan is not only super sharp, but built to last! The Tai Pan features a tapered black Kray-Ex handle with a unique flattened oval cross section. Over time, this material and handle shape have proven ideal for preventing the knife from shifting or turning in the hand even under the worst circumstances. The traditional tsuba guard and bolster, meticulously fashioned from 300 series stainless steel, offer both added safety and beauty. The end of the Tai Pan handle features a tapered, semi-pointed pommel to maximize the effect of even the slightest blow. Double Plain Edge, Spear Point Dagger. Kray-Ex wrapped around a full (hidden) tang steel core.
The best representation, as to the overall condition, is each of the listed pictures. The pictures are part of the Condition/Description; you will receive the exact item(s) shown in the pictures. This knife is unused, stored away as a collectible and only in-and-out of the sheath two or three times, factory edge never re-sharpened, never used to cut anything!Lets call it investment grade Near-Mint! Blade Edges & Knife Point are razor sharp!
No chips / dings to the blade edge, Markings are clear. Now to get really picky - if examined closely, and only when held at a certain angle to the light, there is a very slight and small 1/8 surface mark on the front of the blade, near the tip area (please see the 3rd & 7th picture). There is a pinprick of wear, two inches back from the tip of the blade (please see 6th picture).
At the ricasso, there is a Very light 1/4" surface scratch next to "STEEL (please see the 4th & 5th picture). On the back of the blade, only when held at a certain angle to the light, there are two very slight and small 1/8 surface marks, near the tip area (please see the 9th & 10th picture); only cosmetic, blade is perfectly functional. These surface marks are really a minor issue, especially if you are going to use the knife.The handle is in Mint condition. The Secure-Ex Sheath is in Near-Mint condition. The front button on the belt loop has a Very small spot of wear (please see 1st picture). The Original Box shows slight storage wear. Of note, there is a 1/2 area on the image of the knife handle which is slightly worn (please see 1st & 11th picture). Overall, gorgeous; I really do mean a b-e-a-utiful looking, purpose built, Cold Steel 3V Tai Pan in ready to use, razor sharp condition. A nice addition to any blade collection and it looks so very AWESOME!
The sheath is designed to provide strong resistance on the blade & guard to hold the knife very securely within the sheath. For the Collector / Investor: overtime, pushing the knife into and removing from the sheath will cause wear to the blade. Additionally, a lot of Cold Steel sheaths (and, in general, sheaths from all major manufacturers), will scratch the blade when the knife is put into and taken out of the sheath. I highly recommend to Never put this knife in the sheath; this sheath will, most likely, scratch the finish on the blade. Again, this is for the Collector / Investor - and I feel it should be said once again.
Hunting, Fishing, Bushcraft, Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Survival, Combat, Tactical, Self Defense, Conceal Carry, Bug-Out Bag (BOB), Every Day Carry (EDC), Search & Rescue, Military Duty, First Responders, Law Enforcement Officers, Etc! Items are described and graded to the best of our ability. Please be careful - this knife is sharp!FREE - United States Postal Service. I will be happy to clarify any question or concern you may have. Again, Thank You and Enjoy! The item "Cold Steel 3V TAI PAN Double Edge Spear Point Dagger 7.5 Black Blade Knife 13Q" is in sale since Saturday, November 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "hardrockpinstore" and is located in Camarillo, California. This item can be shipped to United States.