Cold Steel SRK Survival Rescue Knife Tactical Fixed Blade (6" Black SK-5)


  • Black clip point blade made from SK-5 steel.
  • Black polymer handle for grip.
  • Polymer sheath for secure carry.


This SRK model is outfited with a tough SK-5 steel blade and Cold Steel's black Tuff-Ex finish for a durable, corrosion resistant blade.

The SRK (Survival & Rescue Knife) from Cold Steel is a versatile knife that is able to withstand the most extreme abuse. It offers a tremendously strong clip point thats fine enough for delicate work, yet possesses enough belly for efficient cutting, slashing and skinning strokes. At 3/16 of an inch thick, the Survival Rescue Knife provides the sturdiest possible point and edge configuration, without sacrificing sharpness. The SRKs handle sports a single quillion finger guard and a deeply checkered Kray-Ex grip. Item includes a Secure-Ex sheath for comfortable everyday carry.

Item #BHQ-52053
MSRP: $61.95
Our Price: $43.95
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  • Overall Length: 10.75"
  • Blade Length: 6.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.20"
  • Blade Material: SK-5
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.75"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.77"
  • Handle Material: Polymer
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 8.20 oz.
  • Sheath: Polymer
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: Cold Steel
  • Model: SRK
  • Model Number: 49LCKZ
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Hunting
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

A Knife to surpass metal gear
CJ H. on Dec 18, 2022

coldsteel really hit the nail on the head with this one as its one of the best out door camping knives you can own. it easily rivals many others in its field being the Ka-Bar and Gerber Strong arm for half the price. ive used and abused this thing for 2+ years and dont see it ever leaving my side. the blade is fantastic in every regard.

Good for my needs
Thomas w. on Nov 29, 2021

Solid knife. Might buy another for that price. (38.99). As a gift I think it would be great.

Good for price
Scott K. on May 12, 2021

it has a great grip, a good blade that holds an edge (still haven't needed to sharpen it) extremely good price (for a good fixed blade nowadays)

Outdoor Budget Beast
Ethan G. on Oct 12, 2020

Still working through blade through it's paces but so it's taken everything I've thrown at it in stride. The blade steel holds a great edge, and the over molding on the handle retains its grip dry, wet, or in gloves. The sheath is secure. The only think I would really want to change is to have it molle compatible for a scout carry out of the box. If you're looking for a solid fixed blade, you'd be hard pressed to beat this for the price.

Beast on a Budget
Will G. on Mar 28, 2020

Incredible blade. SK5 steel is forgiving but very tough, although it will need frequent touch-ups. Originally bought this blade to take out on field exercises while on active duty, but it has quickly become a constant companion in all sorts of adventures. Strong enough to take anything you throw at it, and at the price you never feel bad at putting it through the wringer. I would bet my life on this Cold Steel.

Amazing knife
Michael B. on Mar 5, 2020

When it comes to the balance between cost, performance, and materials, The SRK in SK-5 is a knife that hits all the marks. This can be a general camp knife, "bushcraft-esque" knife, or combat knife with equally great performance. The combination of the blade shape, thickness, and grind allow the SRK to be an excellent performer while still maintaining strength for tougher tasks. The edge can get very sharp and maintains its edge for much longer than you think it would. I saw that it was advertised at one point that it was treated to 65 Rockwell. Not sure if that is true, but the SK-5 in this knife has held its edge for me far longer than comparable 1095 steel knives. Sharpening the edge, it definitely sharpens like its treated very hard in comparison to similar carbon steels of 56-58 Rockwell. The coating is very good and the sheath has the best fit I've ever seen from Cold Steel. If you are on the fence, just spend the $43. You wont be disappointed

Awsome knife
Jeff R. on Apr 22, 2019

Best $40 ever spent!!!!

Great knife
Jay R. on Oct 9, 2018

The handle is rough but has a really nice grip. The blade steel has been holding up great, and the sheath is good holds the blade in nicely. You really can't go wrong for only 40 bucks. Really good value

Great knife
Travis M. on Jan 6, 2018

The krayton handle makes for a secure grip, but it could use a pommel. The sheath that comes with it rubs the top of the handle, but that will wear down over time.

tough as nails!
Daniel K. on Jan 5, 2018

I bought this knife more as a bushcraft knife, and it's awesome. For around ~40 bucks you get pretty great fit and finish with an amazing sheath. Seriously, this is the best sheath you'll find on a fixed blade in this price range. It's basically kydex, and I especially like how you can snap it into place without securing the strap, if you're accessing the knife frequently. SK-5 is a pretty standard lower-end carbon steel. It has acceptable edge retention, is easy to sharpen, and is incredibly durable. You'll have a hard time snapping or chipping this steel. It will rust though, so be mindful of that. The handle is nice. You'll often see knives with lots of choils and grooves, but a simple broomstick-style handle is the way to go. That's why bushcraft knives' handles are so simple- they're the easiest on the hands during extended, hard cutting (through wood and cordage, for example). The SRK handle is a bit square for my taste but it's still comfortable. Unfortunately I tipped my knife on a backpacking trip. I was splitting wood by stabbing the tip into it and twisting, which is obviously abusive. I don't fault the knife for this and I still love it. Just be weary of how acute the tip is-- it'll stab and pierce nicely but it's not as robust as on a Becker knife, for example. The saber grind is very robust but it also is thin enough behind the edge for finer cutting tasks like feather sticking. The blade stock is just under 1/4" so it's plenty durable and also has a bit of weight for chopping, especially if you choke back and pivot the knife in your hand using the little flared out portion by the lanyard hole. Overall it's a great knife. Admittedly it's more suited toward tactical use with its clip point and sharp tip, but don't let that stop you. It's also good for bushcraft and survival. Just be mindful of its shortcomings (unlike me...).

Great Budget Knife
That G. on Sep 5, 2019

This is a great knife for camping, survival or tactical applications. This knife has a decently thick spine and will hold a pretty good edge. The sheath isn't great and will scratch the coating if dirt or sand get in it.

If only made in USA
Timothy S. on Jul 14, 2020

Its a great knife but I should've done a little more research. Although it's marketed through Ventura, CA. the blade was made in Taiwan/China. Trying to buy "made in USA" (nothing against Blade HQ)

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