The Magnum Tanto is one of Cold Steel's classic designs, coveted by collectors and the martial arts community. This model features premium CPM-3V steel, which offers a long-lasting, razor sharp cutting edge. The 9" tanto blade boasts a DLC black finish for excellent protection and wear resistance. Cold Steel Tanto Magnum knives come with the famous flattened oval Kraton handle and a tsuba-style (sword) guard. The tapered, solid steel pommel was designed to concentrate the full force of a crushing blow in a small area. The 3V Magnum Tanto IX includes a Secure-Ex molded sheath.