Saturday, August 25, 2007
Have you ever dreamed of being able to harness the cutting and piercing power of a sword and distill it down into a folder small enough to fit into your pocket? That’s the essence of our new pocket sword, the Talwar™. Like Saladin’s legendary sword, it will cut, slash, and pierce with astonishing effectiveness. Notice the blade, it’s hollow ground from VG-1 San Mai III®, honed to razor sharpness and wickedly curved to facilitate the deadly draw cut. Additionally, it ends in a needle sharp, yet remarkably sturdy point, so it pierces as well as cuts.
Designed by Lynn C. Thompson, the Talwar™ blends the sleek style of the east with the dynamic technology of the west. Using a Titanium frame as a foundation, the pistol grip handle features highly polished black linen micarta slabs with deeply carved finger grooves that allow it to settle naturally in one’s hand for maximum control. And its curved shape allows for reverse, or palm reinforced gripping techniques. Additionally, a hard-hitting ball shaped pommel enhances the Talwar’s™ versatility. Made from mirror polished stainless steel, it can be used as a striking tool to deliver blows to bony areas, nerve centers, and other soft targets. It can also serve as a secondary grasping point, allowing its user to extend his reach by as much as three inches.
The Talwar’s™ lock is designed to adhere to Cold Steel’s most stringent standards of quality, with a state of the art rocker lock that’s peerless in the knife industry. It features extra strong springs, super tight tolerances, world class machining, as well as some extra promising refinements that can only be called “trade secrets.” These features, we believe, make it superior to any other lock on the market.
To keep your pocket sword secure and close at hand and ready for action, the Talwar™ is aided by dual mirror polished pocket clips for ambidextrous operation and a unique removable thumb plate. The thumb plate allows the knife to be opened as it is drawn from one’s pocket by snagging it on the edge of the pocket seam. It can also be used like a thumb-stud for one-handed opening operation.
Overall: 9 1/2"
Weight: 7.6 oz.
Steel: VG-1 San Mai III®