We tallied the votes in the Medium Sized Fixed Blades poll, and Cold Steel’s 3V Master Tanto came out on top. In addition to the Master Tanto, we’re offering five other variations of this combat knife. Each knife in the drop features a tanto blade, which is essentially a shortened samurai sword. Originally designed to pierce armor, the tanto has a long, straight edge and a secondary edge with a high point and flat grind. Cold Steel’s tanto is made from CPM 3V steel—a high-carbon steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process, which is designed to hold an edge in situations where chipping and breakage are common. And for maximum grip, the handles are ergonomically shaped.
Note: At checkout, choose between the Recon Tanto, 5.5 in Warcraft Tanto (+ $15), Master Tanto (+ $30), Magnum Tanto II (+ $ 50), and Magnum Tanto XII (+ $95). Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we are able to ship only some of the knives on Massdrop to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.
Used in various military conflicts around the world, and steadily becoming the preferred fixed-blade option for US SWAT teams, the Recon Tanto features a curved 7-inch blade with DLC coating for stealth. Made from Kray-Ex, the handle offers a diamond pattern for grip.
The Warcraft Tanto has two finger choils built into its G-10 handle, creating a natural placement for the index and middle finger. Its 5.5-inch blade is easy to maneuver, but strong enough for heavy-duty tasks. Jimping on the spine allows for even more control.
Shaped like a katana, the Master Tanto features a 6-inch blade with non-reflective DLC coating to help maintain a low profile. The tapered Kray-Ex handle has a diamond pattern for a secure grip, and a blade guard at the base of the blade protects the fingers from the edge during use.
The Magnum Tanto II is outfitted with a wicked 7.5-inch blade—small enough to wield with precision, but large enough for heavy-duty jobs. The handle’s collar prevents fingers from sliding into the edge, and the Kray-Ex handle provides a secure grip in wet and hot conditions.
Sporting a massive foot-long blade, the Magnum Tanto XII excels in combat scenarios. Shaped like a classic katana, its long, curved blade is easy to control with one hand, and the tapered Kray-Ex handle offers a stable grip thanks to the diamond pattern.
Warcraft Tanto 5.5 in (+ $15)
Master Tanto (+ $30)
Magnum Tanto II ( + $50)
Magnum Tanto XII ( + $95)
All orders will be shipped by the vendor.
Estimated ship date is Oct 9, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.