The Cold Steel Ti-Lite tactical folder is reminiscent of 1950's styled switchblade folders, but unlike switchblades it's legal to carry nearly everywhere. The Ti-Lite features a 4 inch Japanese made AUS 8A stainless steel blade with a high satin finish. It has a razor sharp cutting edge and a bayo style false top grind. The handle on this knife uses 43% glass filled Zytel and high quality stainless steel for the leaf spring lock and liners. The results are extraordinarily lightweight knives that are remarkably strong and priced so that almost everyone can afford one. For pocket carry the Ti-Lite comes with a small, unobtrusive steel clip.
I had put off &/or avoided this knife for the longest time, the aesthetics of the "Stiletto" style appealed or not over time to me personally, but is still an ageless (?) design (long, sleek and pointy sharp like a tooth or ice pick). I have as long as I can remember liked and respected the Cold Steel name in the knife making industry, to see the owner of the company speak shows pride and passion for everything he endeavors. And so I recently saw a video for this product and the literal torture testing for it, which alone should be enough... Seeing complaints like tight mechanisms and pocket clips go south if you've ever lost a knife (much less a good / expensive knife), or had something fall off or come apart. If you only ever bought a Cold Steel knife, you could pretty much bet it would last a lifetime.
Get one. You won’t be disappointed. Come razor sharp. I love this knife.
This is a fantastic knife, light weight, razor sharp right out of the box. The thumbstud works great for lightening fast deployment. I think some of the reviewers just need to practice a little more, it takes time to get good with thumb studs. You can also use the blade guard as a flipper, that does take practice and a little wrist flip action, but it works great once you get used to doing it. The liner lock is the most solid and sturdy I have ever seen on any knife. The only complaint I have is the same as with all other coldsteel knives, and that's the ridiculously tight pocket clip, however it is easy to remove and bend slightly, after which it works fine. This is a great knife for the price
This is my second ti-lite 4”, they’re real good for the price and they’re also reliable. I’d recommend this to my buddies going out into town.
I have owned many knives. This is my favorite! It's incredibly sharp!! So watch your fingers. It's got great scales, they provide excellent grip for wet, dry, or gloved hands. The action is smooth, and it has two distinct opening methods. The thumb stud, hardest to use (but still incredible). And the pocket snag (Emerson style), which works great.
I have no complaints on this Cold Steel Ti-Lite. It has a quick release from the pocket and is slick and slim a great EDC. The blade itself had great integrity, it holds its shape well.
its very sharp out the box, love the stiletto style the push tabs are really rough and hurt your thumb after a while
This knife is a little wider than it looks in pictures. It would still feel nice in the pocket except the pocket snag is a little sharp and you definitely feel it when digging for items in your pocket. The thumb stud isn't the easiest to use to open up the knife; it needs a lot of force, but once overcome the blade flies open. Unfortunately, the liners can rust so you will need to take the knife apart and clean them before they pit. The knife is a little plain looking so I stone washed the false top grind and mirrors polished the bottom grind. Because it's a stiletto blade it has excellent piercing capabilities, and is very sharp. I think I would have preferred the aluminum handles better. Build quality: 3 stars Materials: 3 stars Aesthetics: 3 stars Personal likability: 3 stars
Super cool knife. Love that snap! But a little too big for EDC and ppl get nervous around it. The thumb studs are worthless, and the "wave" isn't the smoothest as well. Definitely a great tactical knife but not my choice for EDC.