Cold Steel x Demko AD-10 Lite Tanto Satin AUS10A Black Tri-Ad Lock Folder FL-AD10T

Model: CS-FL-AD10T
Manufacturer: Cold Steel
Retail: $129.99
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Inline with his ultra-strong folding knife design paradigm, Andrew Demko teamed up with Cold Steel to deliver a full production version of his AD-10 folder. The AD-10 Lite utilizes the same design and high strength Tri-Ad lock system with more budget friendly blade and handle materials for an affordable powerhouse cutting tool. The AD-10 Lite Tanto has an AUS-10A Tanto blade and black GFN handle scales.

Brand new, direct from Cold Steel.

Blade: A broad compound ground AUS-10A Tanto blade comes satin finished with a flat ground tip and mid-height hollow  primary edge for powerful performance and durability. Operation is fully ambidextrous via dual thumb studs with smooth action thanks to rugged bronze washers.

Handle: The handle consists of heat treated aluminum liners supporting glass-filled nylon (GFN) polymer scales molded with subtle wood grain textured for traction. The combination of liners and a robust back spacer create superior strength with an ergonomic, comfortable handle that will accommodate the largest of hands. The Tri-Ad lock operates like a familiar back lock for easy of use while offering exceptional strength.

Carries via a right or left hand, stainless steel pocket clip.

Japanese AUS-10A Stainless Steel: Similar to AISI 440C, AUS10 offers excellent corrosion resistance, good edge retention and easy sharpening. For AUS-10A, the “A” at the end indicates the steel has been annealed after the rolling, which does not affect the blade performance.

Tri-Ad Lock: The Tri-Ad lock system functions like a back lock: push down on the lock bar and releases the blade. The addition of a stop pin between the blade tang and lock bar to handle lock force pressure results in a lock that can handle an absurd amount of weight (+800 lbs of free hanging weight) in testing. The design allows for the spring to be self adjusting for reliable operation over time.


Overall Length 8.90"
Blade Length 3.60"
Sharpened Length 3.55"
Blade Thickness 0.15"
Blade Material AUS-10
Blade Type Stainless
Opening Mechanism Manual
Lock Tri-Ad lock
Closed Length 5.30"
Handle Thickness 0.65"
Handle Material Polymer
Liner(s) Aluminum
Clip Stainless Steel
Clip Position Tip-Up
Weight 6.55 oz.
Country of Manufacture Taiwan