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Cold Steel GI Tanto WAS £42.95

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Cold Steel GI Tanto WAS £42.95

Cold Steel GI Tanto WAS £42.95



As its name suggests, the G.I. Tanto is a no-nonsense knife that comes with a legion of practical uses. It may be lean and spare, but it delivers the goods where they count the most! The broad Tanto point blade, integral quillion guard, and Polypropylene handle scales, exemplify a tactical knife stripped down to its bare essentials. It's ground razor sharp out of 1055 carbon steel with a hard spring temper and protected by a black, rust resistant finish so it's ready to take all the abuse you and Mother Nature can dish out.


Code CS80PGT
Limited Edition: No
Brand: Cold Steel
Blade Material: 1055 Carbon Steel
Blade Length (cm): 17.8
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.4
Overall Length (cm): 30.5
Blade Colour: Black
Handle Colour: Black
Handle Material: Polymer
Blade Shape: Tanto
Blade Type: Plain
Sheath: Black Secure-Ex
Product Weight (g): 335
Youtube Link: Watch Youtube Video


  1. Nice!Review by
    I haven't had a chance to use GI tanto yet , but going by the feel & looks of it , its a cracking piece of kit , & for £30 posted its a bargain, the price has went up over the last couple of days, but still great value at the new price. (Posted on )
  2. Solid knifeReview by
    Great knife, especially for £30.

    I'm a bit of a late convert to Cold Steel, because I prefer traditional knives over the "tacticool" style, but this is the knife that changed my mind.

    Construction is solid, and the secure-ex sheath is great. Very well balanced as a chopper around the woods/garden, but also great fun to throw. You won't be doing much fine knifework with it, but that's not what it's meant for.

    I saw reviews saying that this knife isn't worth it because of the 1055 steel, but I honestly think that misses the point. This is a tough knife that is meant to be used and beaten, and at a price where you won't feel bad for doing so. Get one and hammer, baton, pry, throw, whatever you like, because this knife is tougher than you are and there's no "real world" way for you to break it.
    (Posted on )
  3. Cold Steel GI TantoReview by
    A wee add on to my last review, someone mentions a bit of dead space between handle and blade but if you choke up one finger length, it gives you a killer slashing angle, just an opinion. (Posted on )
  4. Ideal for a spearReview by
    I wanted this knife for one reason, so go in my bugout bag.

    If I ever need to make a spear to defend myself from a big animal, which isn't unlikely where I live - I can remove the handle, take a solid branch, slice at the top, slide the blade in. Using the notch above the handle you can get good purchase with the paracord - presto, jab jab jab
    (Posted on )
  5. Gi tanto Review by
    Watch the cold steel official video it does more for the knife than a review,indestructible for £30....a no brainer (Posted on )
  6. 1055 SteelReview by
    1055 steel is unsuitable for knives intended for out door use because it is too soft and requires very frequent resharpening. I discovered this after I bought a Cold Steel throwing Bowie. 1075 steel would have been better but 1095 would probably have been ideal. (Posted on )
  7. Good value, fragile pointReview by
    A solid , sharp blade - the main weakness is that the tanto edge is also hollow ground, so the point is very sharp but very fragile (which rather defeats the point of a tanto design).
    The blunt choil section between the guard and the blade is uncomfortable and doesn't really help for fine work, so also a bit pointless.

    Handle is simple and smooth but grippier than it looks.

    The sheath is neat and slim, and the knife clicks in and out nicely with just the right amount of resistance.
    (Posted on )
  8. UsefulReview by
    Interesting knife thats not that good at being a knife. It looks great and comes with a very good plastic sheath which can be attached to things exactly how you want. The knife itself is strong and solid. I found t useful for digging up weeds and removing Ivy from my fence. The handle is a bit short and there is a sort of dead space between it and the blade. If you like tanto style blades and need a knife thats strong enough to use as a pry bar then this is worth the money. Personally I think a Ka bar or Bowie would be much better - if I could find one at a good price. (Posted on )
  9. Cold Steel GI TantoReview by
    Wow. Only had it for a week but it takes some amount of punishment, quite an adaptable blade, couldn't NOT find a use for the GI Tanto in any bushcraft exercise i tried. Excellent piece of kit. (Posted on )
  10. Cold steel gi Review by
    Got it very quickly as HH always does magic. Used it today very impressive knife for 30bucks cant fault it, only the steel could be better. (Posted on )
  11. GI Tanto Review by
    This one tough knife, no nonsense sharp otb .I had thought about the John knowill MOD ,but couldn't justify the cost. And looked at this blade. Put it through some tough work over the last couple of days. Took everything I put it to work on. No problem at all. Worth every penny &highly recommended. Very pleased with my purchase. (Posted on )
  12. G I TANTO COLD STEEL !!!Review by
    This is one serious piece of kit.
    picked it up from my local Royal mail Office today, opened it up everything i expected it would be.
    Fit and finish, good looking all round & sharp otb ! i was looking for a good reliable working knife.
    And this fits the criteria perfectly, simple functional no nonsense.
    And for the price ?? A bargain, would i recommend this knife ?? in a heartbeat.
    (Posted on )
  13. Solid cheese cutterReview by
    I just ordered my second one of these nasty tantos and I have to admit that they are an absolute beast of a blade.
    I am going to keep one as created but the other one is getting a thorough resharping as a very deadly cheese cutter. The huge advantage of buying cheap but high quality cold steel blades is that you can modify the blades any way you like, change the grind, change the edge, do whatever you fancy and don’t lose major cash if it isn’t successful.
    A perfect blade to practice your skills on.
    (Posted on )
  14. Great all rounderReview by
    Great for: Chopping, slicing, cutting, throwing, even a little carving...
    My friend and I both have one and have never regretted one bit, I will say scrap the handle grip and go paracord if you plan on throwing it, lost a screw in mine :( but honestly can't fault it, Cold Steel standard so currently unbreakable... At least til I find a job that bests it hahaha, sharp from the get go! You have been warned... I am covered in nicks and cuts where I have been "playing" with it. Worth every penny you'll pay for this, a damn tough knife!
    (Posted on )
  15. A good friend to know!Review by
    My favourite blade. Tough, reliable, well balanced and easy to sharpen. Comes in a nice secure sheath with different carry options too, plus it makes for a powerful and accurate thrower. Great all round companion. (Posted on )
  16. Serious knife for so little cashReview by
    I forget how long I have had this one, it is a totaly usable tool. The carbon steel coated blade does just what you need it to with a good weight and balance and is at the right point between too thick or thin so that it can be used to slice effectively. Would like a partialy serrated version but thats just me. I have no complaints about either the quality or cost. (Posted on )
  17. Cold Steel GI TantoReview by
    Very good knife ,balanced and extremely sharp straight out of the box also the handle is a good feel wet or dry .
    The use for this knife is for camping and general outdoors as a keen shooter .
    (Posted on )
  18. Cracking knifeReview by
    This is a great knife,
    Heavy and really sharp , avoid the point it'll put a hole in your finger with hardly a touch,
    I decided to try this out on a metal box, the knife went straight through with hardly any power behind it and it's still as sharp as it was before hand,
    This knife you could hit with a hammer and I reckon you'd damage the hammer,
    Bad point I found was putting the knife in the sheath, I had a hell of a job getting it back out of the sheath, however a little oil sorted that out .
    (Posted on )
  19. Gi tantoReview by
    All round great knife. I use mine as a back up blade, Also good for throwing .

    (Posted on )
  20. Totally reliable.Review by
    Very sturdy knife, and totally solid in the sheath. No rattle at all, and I've even loosened the screws to make it easier to draw. Some have complained about it being hard to pull, but if you just grip the handle & push the sheath with your thumb, it's no problem. This does mean that reverse draw isn't going to work very well at all, but that's not really what this knife is for.

    The sheath is ambidextrous, and you can alter the height. The belt loop is secured with a Prym snap surrounded by hook & loop, so it doesn't come loose.

    The scales feel fine, but could get a little slippy in wet conditions, or with gloves, but I just ground scalloped finger grooves in, and that was easy.

    As for the knife, it's heavy enough for chopping, and sharp enough for shaving. If you have a look at YouTube, you'll see a fella ******* it into a tree & standing on it.
    (Posted on )

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