Ti-Lite® 4 in., Folding Knife with Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel blade and Zy-Ex™ handle
Cold Steel®’s Ti-Lite® folders evoke the sleek speed and rebellious lines of the classic 1950’s-styled switchblade. Often imitated, but never equaled, the Ti-Lite® (designed by the late, great Phil Boguszewski) is a masterpiece of performance and style.
For maximum strength and safety, the Ti-Lites® are equipped with stainless steel leaf spring locks (proven, in Cold Steel®’s in-house tests, to hold upwards of 145 lbs / 66 kg).
The Ti-Lites® come equipped with a small steel pocket clip and can be opened rapidly by using the thumb studs or by snagging a quillon on the edge of your pocket as you draw your knife out.
As many love the look of the Ti-Lites® but find the prices a little steep, Cold Steel® has created a more affordable alternative. The Zy-Ex™ Ti-Lite® (available with 4 or 6 in. blade configurations) mimics the look of its more expensive counterparts almost exactly – but instead of 7075 aluminum or G-10, Cold Steel® uses glass-filled Zy-Ex™ for the handle scales and Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel instead of S35VN for the blade. The resulting knives are extraordinarily lightweight, while remaining remarkably strong, sharp and good-looking, at a price almost everyone can afford.
AUS 8A Stainless Steel
Cold Steel® has been using the same expertly heat-treated Japanese AUS 8A steel for nearly 3 decades. This steel has tested amazingly well over the years and has proven to be an excellent steel for working knives – tough, corrosion resistant, with good edge holding and easy to re-sharpen.
– Ti-Lite® 4 in., Zy-Ex™ handle
– Blade material: Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel
– Overall length: approx. 22.2 cm
– Blade length: approx. 10.2 cm (4 in.)
– Blade thickness: approx. 3 mm
– Handle: approx. 12 cm long, Zy-Ex™
– With stainless steel pocket/belt clip
– Weight: approx. 113 g
– Cold Steel® Product No.: 26SP