Cold Steel SRK 3V
Cold Steel SRK 3V
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The SRK, or “Survival Rescue Knife,” is designed for just that. The standard-issue knife for the Navy SEALs BUDS team (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL), it’s built to withstand the most demanding situations Read More

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Tyler
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Oct 10, 2016
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All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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Oct 10, 2016
Tyler
2429
Oct 4, 2016
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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and package the group's order for individual shipment to each of you. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is sent out!
Expect another update from us on 10/10 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Oct 4, 2016
Tyler
2429
Sep 27, 2016
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Cold Steel SRK 3V and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 10/17.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/3.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Sep 27, 2016
John_G
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Sep 24, 2016
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Does the tang go to the end of the handle?
Sep 24, 2016
Arok907
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Sep 25, 2016
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John G yes it is a full tang knife
Sep 25, 2016
Vahk
76
Sep 21, 2016
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Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife is running at 135.22 on Amazon with Prime. So, this is a little cheaper here, if you don't mind the wait (as usual). Not as good of a deal as the S1 was, though.
Sep 21, 2016
TehSpaz
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Sep 20, 2016
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Two questions: How deep in the handle is the tang?
Can the belt loop be switched around so that it can be carried wrong-handed? (And how finished is that side of the plastic part of the sheath?)
Sep 20, 2016
eric.gorter1
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Sep 19, 2016
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It looks a lot like the Fallkniven F1z or the S1
Sep 19, 2016
Vahk
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Sep 21, 2016
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Just got my S1 in the mail yesterday - it's awesome!
Fallkniven S1 Blade: Laminated VG-10 stainless steel Blade: Modified clip-point Handle: Thermorun Blade thickness: 0.2 in (0.51 cm) Blade hardness: 59 HRC Blade length: 5.1 in (13 cm) Overall length: 9.7 in (24.7 cm) Weight: 6.7 oz (190 g)
Cold Steel SRK 3V Blade: CPM 3V steel with DLC coating Blade type: Clip-point Handle: Kray-Ex Blade length: 6 in (15.2 cm) Handle length: 4.75 in (12.1 cm) Overall length: 10.75 in (27.3 cm) Weight: 8.8 oz (250 g)
Sep 21, 2016
Major_Infidel
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Sep 18, 2016
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For those of you who may not be intimately familiar with all of the countless number of knife steels available today, CPM-3V legitimately falls into the category of a premium cutlery steel. Traditionally when it comes to edged products, you're looking to strike a balance between hardness and toughness. Each is important in maintaining cutting performance and typically, you have to give up a bit of one to get a little more of the other. 3V is noteworthy in that its unique combination of alloying elements both enhances edge retention (through wear resistance) while at the same time improves its resistance to lateral stresses (chipping) at the cutting edge.
This isn't to say that CPM-3V is the cutlery steel to replace all others. CPM-10V, for example, has several times the wear resistance of 3V, while S-7 is about twice as tough. Thus matching the blade steel with your intended uses is still important. Nevertheless, 3V has raised the bar where utility blades that benefit from increased performance in both categories are concerned.
With approximately 7.5% chromium content, 3V is more corrosion resistant than straight carbon steel blades, though still not a true stainless steel. It is worth noting, however, that some anecdotal evidence exists to suggest that 3V's corrosion mechanism can lead to pitting, as opposed to the surface corrosion that is experienced with most carbon cutlery steels. As such, you will want to take some care to protect the blade in adverse conditions.
At almost twice the cost of Cold Steel's stainless steel version of this knife, the price may seem a bit steep to some. In fairness, 3V is a more expensive steel to purchase as a raw material and it is harder on the cutting and grinding equipment used to produce the blades. It's up to the individual to decide whether the improvement in performance (which is quantifiable) justifies the added expense.
The only significant wildcard I see is how well Cold Steel has nailed down the heat treating process for 3V and how consistently the optimal temperatures are applied to each blade in a heat treating batch. The quality of the heat treat has a profound effect on the steel's performance and only the reviews of independent field testers can shed light on this parameter.
Sep 18, 2016
YogaBear
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Sep 18, 2016
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Have this knife in Carbon V and love it.
But - this has int'l shipping, while the CS folder currently dropping hasn't???
Sep 18, 2016
rayce444
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Sep 18, 2016
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A really superlative piece of "Cold Steel." Love this knife.
Sep 18, 2016
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