Cold Steel Code-4 Clip Point Lockback Knife (3.5" Satin) 58TPCC

MSRP: $134.99
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  • Overall Length:8.50"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.35"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:4.15 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Lock Back
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Code-4
  • Model Number:58TPCC
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Cold Steel Code 4 is dependable and tough, yet thin, light and highly functional for everyday carry. It has a sturdy, hard-anodized gun metal grey 6061 aluminum handle with Cold Steel's solid Tri-Ad lock. The high satin polished, razor sharp American CTS-XHP clip point blade has an ambidextrous thumb stud to go along with the reversible tip-up carry pocket clip.


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NEWS FLASH: Super Steel Code 4 is Pretty Super-Duper
Aaron H.
So for those who are wondering, this is the 2015 reissued version of the standard Cold Steel Code 4 Clip Point using the new Carpenter CTS-XHP steel (which is replacing the previous CS standard AUX8A in most all CS knives going forward). It's the same as the previous Code 4 in all other respects and has roughly the same price tag as the previous version (which has since lowered in price to around $50). With the overall stellar rep of CTS-XHP from it's previous, limited use in some Spyderco/Kershaw knives, I was willing to bite the bullet and pick this beauty up to try the steel much as for the chance to try out the Code 4 platform.

Couldn't have made a better decision there. Overall, it's surprisingly light for it's size, has a super slim cross-section in-pocket and still manages to have surprisingly great ergos in-hand. I feel like the thinness of the handle probably would cause some hot-spot issues during prolonged/hard use...but I'm not sure I envision using the knife in that POU...which is a little odd considering the fact that CS knife sales are usually leveraged based on the strength of the Triad lock. Meh. I figure strength is always good, even if it's not necessary in-role.

The clip style blade, though stout in this iteration, is large enough for most of the jobs I would press it into for the heavy-duty EDC-Plus role. It has enough belly to be utilitarian and a high enough hollow grind to make for a relatively decent edge geometry overall. The factory grind seems a little steep and wasn't exactly symmetrical toward the tip, making for a slightly jacked-up point geometry. That said, I should be able to remedy the issue on my EPA 4 (once the initial edge wears down enough to warrant re-sharpening). I'm a little reticent to see how difficult XHP will be to sharpen - but if the reports from the blade forums are any indication, it should be fine. If the speed that it took a hair popping edge with only a light stopping (using black and white compound) is any indication, it should be a breeze.

I will echo what some of the other reviewers of the Code 4 have said in that the clip is a bit too stubby and therefore stiff. I'm usually able to remove the clips on Cold Steel knives and bend them outwards slightly (from where the screws mount) to allow me to bypass any need to sand or fill in the handles. The Code 4 obviously doesn't have the pants-chewing problem of some of the other G10 handled CS knives - but being so short, the initial flair of the clip is still shallow, making it hard to get the entire clip over the edge of most shorts/pants/jeans with reinforced pockets. I tried to put that part of the clip in a vise to accentuate the flair and fix the issue...but with limited success. The whole clip is just too stout and built to lie too close to the scales for me to be able to bend it like that. That relatively minor (in my book) issue aside, the entire knife gets my vote overall. Time will tell on the performance of the steel. Rest assured that I'll be updating the review in the long-term if it doesn't perform true to expectations.

P.S. Should also mention that the action started out being pretty stiff (as many Cold Steel's do) but it's softened up quite a bit in the 2 week break-in period since purchase and is now relatively easy to actuate one handed and glass smooth as it does.

So that's my review; hope it helps.
Pretty darn good
Andrew E.
Got this knife in the mail today- it exceeded my expectations. Most of my knives these days are in the higher end american made variety or midtech/customs. I bought this because I've been curious about Cold Steel for a while and with their upgrade in materials it was too hard to resist.

The aluminum handles are very slim, so the knife disappears in the pocket. The blade steel is exceptional, and the grind is nice and even. Speaking of the blade, it closes with perfect centering and there's 0 play when open.

Of course, at this price point, there has to be a catch- I've found 2 so far. 1 is that the lockbar is pretty stiff. Like 2 hand closing is uncomfortable stiff. But I've noticed that depressing the back half is easier than the front or middle.

The other, grievous, ridiculous offense is the pathetic excuse for a pocket clip- CS claims to make working knives, but it's a struggle to get the damn thing into the skinniest pocket of any of my blue jeans. I don't think I can get it over any of my reinforced pockets. Definitely something that I'm going to replace, because trying to bend the tip up with pliers yielded disappointing results.

All in all, the knife is great. Fantastic construction, solid design, great materials. The lock is pretty stiff and the pocket clip is stupid though.