These blades, and the wealth of experience that has gone into their manufacture, have paid off handsomely for Cold Steel as they have generated quite a following among law enforcement and military personnel around the world. This is because they offer "big knife" cutting and piercing potential in the very compact, easily portable size, and, unlike a revolver or semi automatic pistol, they never break, malfunction, or run out of ammunitation.
Designed by Lynn C. Thompson, the Safe Maker push knives are, without a doubt, the finest commercially made push knives in the world. The blade, shaft, and 'T' shaped tang are all drop forged from one piece of AUS 8A Stainless Steel. This process, though costly, eliminates any unwanted sharp edges or surfaces that would irritate the hand or fingers when the knife is clasped in a closed fist, and it produces a better knife, since the subsequest vacuum heat treatment and sub zero quench, renders blades virtually unbreakable.
Well made blades deserve equally well-made grips. A lot of time and energy went into the production of the 'T' shaped handles. Made of shock absorbing Kraton they totally encapsulate the tang and part of the shaft so they can be comfortable and securely grasped in the fist with the blade jutting out between the fingers and used to deliver absoutely devastating punching and slashing blows.