Cold Steel Pro Lite Sport Tri-Ad Lock Knife Blue GFN (3.5" Satin) 20NVLU

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  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:4116
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Blue
  • Weight:3.20 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Pro Lite
  • Model Number:20NVLU
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


This version of the Pro Lite Sport folder is equipped with a blue GFN handle and a drop point blade in a satin finish.

Cold Steel's goal in creating the Pro Lite series was to provide a heavy duty folding knife with Cold Steel's superior strength and durability at an affordable price. Designed with famed knife-maker Andrew Demko, the Pro Lite sports a 4116 German stainless cryo quenched blade. It has a high satin polished finish and a sporty drop point profile. The handle is made from textured glass-filled nylon with a tough Tri-Ad locking mechanism. Get all the Cold Steel quality you can handle at an affordable price with the Pro Lite sport folding knife.

  • Rock solid lock up with Cold Steel's high performance Tri-Ad locking mechanism.
  • GFN handle scales offer ergonomic comfort and a grippy texture you can rely on.
  • Stainless Steel pocket clip is reversible for left or right hand tip-up carry.

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Best budget knife out there
Daniel K.
My girlfriend got this for me upon my recommendation... hehe

While the Ontario Rat 1 and 2 are the go-to recommendations for a budget knife, I own the Rat 2 and I believe the Pro Lite models from Cold Steel are superior.

They truly are ultralight, and the blade is beautifully stonewashed. I've seen knives much more expensive than this, with much less work put in to the blade. Every surface is gently rounded and the stonewash glistens under a light source. It also will wear very nicely, showing little evidence of use (other than deep scratches of course).

The pocket clip is excellent. Simple and utilitarian, the tension is perfect and it doesn't move at all. The texture on the handle is mild enough so that it feels nice in the hand and it can be slipped in and out of the pocket without trouble.

Ergos are superb. The flat ridge across the top of the knife from the handle to the blade is perfect for your thumb. I wear medium sized glove for reference.

It came very sharp from the factory, the hollow grind comes to a very thin dimension behind the edge and Cold Steel ground it to be nice and shallow as well.

4116 is an awesome budget steel, superior to AUS-8 and 8CR in my opinion. Edge retention is similar but rust resistance will be much better with 4116. Easy to sharpen too, both in difficulty and level of sharpness. I got mine to whittle hair.

Deployment is a little tricky. The hole is not very big and because it is asymmetrical, it's not as natural as Spyderco's opening hole. That said, with a little practice it can be slowly swept open, flicked open quickly, or pocket-drawn if you clip on a ziptie.

Mine came with a tiny nick in the microbevel. It could only be felt slicing very thin paper and it made no difference in cutting performance. Just a little annoying.

Overall, this is one of the best budget knives on the market, and it is my favorite by a long shot. Consider this over the Rat 1 and 2 if you prefer the strength of the triad lock and lighter knife (than the R1) with a similar size.