I’m not saying I have an obsession with stilettos or stiletto pattern knives – I think of it as more of as being in a complex relationship -LMAO!
Some “stiletto” and “stiletto pattern” knives . . .
If you are interested in the origins or history of the stiletto knife there is some good information at WIKI <<<CLICK HERE>>> – and also a decent amount of information at Visual Stories <<<CLICK HERE>>> – Visual Stories is kinda neat – different presentation than most other sites . . .
On to our main attraction . . .
The TI-LITE 6 inch from Cold Steel – if stepping over the line from pocket knife to edged weapon is where you want to go – The TI-LITE 6 inch will take you there . . .
With the S35VN blade and aluminum handles/scales it checks in at over 1/2 lb – but once more if you realize you are stepping away from pocket knife to a full up edged weapon 9.1 oz ain’t bad at all . . .
And it fits in your pocket – at about 13 1/2 inches deployed you might not think so – but it fits – not much else will fit in that pocket though . . .
Cold Steel did not use their famous Triad lock – there simply wasn’t room – but you are not losing much as the liner lock is Hell for stout and has good engagement . . .
The pocket clip is inset into the scale so not just the screws are holding it in place – good engineering there . . .
The pocket clip is not an issue for creating a hot spot for your hand – low profile plus rounded edges takes care of any issues . . .
The thumb stud is difficult to open with at first – the detent is very stout out of the box – I put several drops of CLP into the mix the opened and closed the knife ( brought the blade out enough to disengage the detent ) SLIGHTLY OVER 1000 times – actually wore notches in my thumbnails doing it – but it pops open pretty good with the thumb stud now – and the quillion works pretty good as well – whichever method YOU choose – you need to Practice! ( Bruce – Why do you ALWAYS throw that ugly P word at us? ) Really?? You are going to take a knife/pistol/weapon and carry it and HOPE it “works” for you on it’s own – without any effort on YOUR part?? . . .
Have a video on deployment methodology . . .
And one of my favorite knife reviewers on the “TUBE” gives you his take on the TI-LITE 6 – Go Nick – Go Nick . . . ( when this was done – 2017 – AUS8 was the standard with this )
I Picked this “little” darling up at MIDWAYUSA.COM – the sale price at the time was $113.00 – It’s $142.00 it this point – still a good price point . . .
The bottom line? – if you want to step up from a pocket knife to an edged weapon – Cold Steel knives will float your boat – Pricey?? You get what you pay for – buy your ticket and ride the ride . . .
Pro Tip – carry a “normal” pocket knife to cut up an apple at the lunch table at work – do not deploy this to do that – Don’t Ask how I know this . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket??
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!