Khan is not just the mortal enemy of Captain James T. Kirk, it’s also a great knife with a fantastic lock up you can get for about $50. Best of all, every time someone asks about your knife you can say it’s a Cold Steel “Khaaaaaaan!”

Designed by custom knifemaker Mike Wallace, the Cold Steel Khan is meant to be a reliable daily carry. Weighing just over 2 ounces and with a bead blasted ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip we’d say it achieves its goal.  Cold Steel tells us the 3” American Tanto blade is “made from expertly heat treated cryo-quenched Japanese AUS 8A steel, providing an excellent balance between edge-holding and ease of re-sharpening.”

The HTR Thumb Hole opening designed by Andrew Demko is smooth and easily accessed. As always with almost any Cold Steel knife, the lockback is extremely secure. The bright blue G-10 handles are not only good looking, they’re grippy enough to provide slip resistance but not so grippy as to be exhausting.

Cold Steel Khan Details

  • AUS-8A, Satin Finish
  • 3” American Tanto
  • G10
  • Lockback
  • HTR Thumb Hole
  • Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocketclip
  • 2.4 Ounces
  • 4” Closed
  • 7” Overall

The Cold Steel Khan is a good, fun folder you can get for about $50. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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