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Cold Steel Tuff Lite Tri-Ad Lock Knife (2.5" Satin) 20LT

Cold Steel Tuff Lite Tri-Ad Lock Knife (2.5" Satin) 20LT Knife Image Thumb
Cold Steel Tuff Lite Tri-Ad Lock Knife (2.5" Satin) 20LT Knife Image Thumb
MSRP: $50.99
Our Price: $32.95
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Item #BHQ-11225
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.00"
  • Blade Length:2.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8A
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Tuff Lite
  • Model Number:20LT
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.00"
  • Blade Length:2.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8A
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Tuff Lite
  • Model Number:20LT
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Cold Steel's Tuff-Lite folder is tough enough to do the job, light enough to be handy and there when you need it. It's perfectly sized to slip into a pocket, clip to your waistband, or wear around your neck on a lanyard.

It offers a 2.5" long, wide, hollow ground blade that's mercilessly sharp and can shear through the toughest materials with unexpected ease. It's highly useful for precision work, yet its un-aggressive looking slant point tip, isn't likely to draw unwelcome attention.

The Tuff-Lite is bred for work and offers a surprisingly good grip due to its superbly engineered handle. Made of Grivory, it offers an enormous strength to weight ratio and features our state of the art Tri-Ad lock, which gives it astonishing muscle for its size.

It's inconspicuous and small, yet strong and tough. And it's light enough to carry with ease. Surely, it's the best accessory you'll ever carry.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Excellent Small Knife
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Murad E.
10-07-2019
The Tuff Lite is great small knife. As a defensive knife instructor, we are always looking for small strong knives that will perform and carry well for everyday people. The wharncliffe blade allows you to make a cut with increasing pressure all the way to the tip, making the cut extremely deep. The oval spine of the knife brings the tip down aiding in any draw cut with the tip. Normally I prefer knives without a finger chill, however, it allows an individual to have a full grip in the knife, not leaving the pinky dangling. AUS 8 is a fine steel, and Cold Steel does theirs a little harder which adds to edge retention. It will obtain a razor edge and hold it for a good while, or if it is an emergency defensive knife the edge will perform just fine. I like the oval opening because it provides a better chance of you getting your thumb in there as opposed to trying to fumble with a stud. The size, it is a perfect size. Two and a half inch blade will be very adequate for everyday use, and even in a defensive scenario. People feel that blade length will not be useful in that type of situation but in fact it is more than enough if you are trained. The tri-ad lock is incredibly strong and an improvement from traditional back locks as backwards play of the blade can develop from prolonged pressure of cutting with the blade, the stop pin fixes that issue. Finally legality wise, the length of the blade will make it legal in more jurisdictions where they may be more restrictive on edged tools. The only thing about the knife is it only tip down. You can definitely work around this but may be something to consider for certain people. In conclusion this is a very well made knife for a good price that will perform very well and not upset the law in a large number of areas. We have already done some testing and it is proving to be a favorite. Take care and stay safe.
Great little knife
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Christopher M.
06-05-2019
I love this little knife. Nice ergonomics. Very solid feeling.
Great precision cutter
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Mark D.
06-18-2018
Extremely sharp and lightweight. Still strong and a good worker
Super Box Cutter
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Richard G.
02-04-2018
Itís basically a glorified box cutterÖ except more badass. The Tri-Ad lock really clicks with a satisfying CLICK. The ergonomics of this knife are really nice. Excellent knife for someone who works in a packaging warehouse.

Build quality: 4 stars
Materials: 3 stars
Aesthetics: 3 stars
Personal likability: 4 stars
Impressive
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Doug D.
01-19-2018
Nice little edc blade. Aus8 steel males a good edge that's quick and easy to to sharpen. A very confident blade to carry for daily use.
Good Performer
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Elijah Y.
01-19-2018
Knife is sharp and a good cutter. Blade steel holds up okay for a heavy day's work and sharpens easily enough.

The knife is light and utilitarian. Good overall purchase.
The best budget EDC folder on the market!
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Braxton E.
01-05-2018
Sharp. Smooth. Solid. Itís perfection! My only problem is that it has AUS 8 steel. I prefer something better, but itís awesome non the less.
Wow... this thing is sharp!
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Jason F.
08-21-2017
This knife is probably the sharpest knife I have ever owned with a factory edge. Basically this blade is every bit as sharp as a razor blade but it is fairly thick. Lock up as you would expect from Cold Steel is Excellent. Centering is good and this is a great value. Dont be fooled by the price...
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Cold Steel's Tuff-Lite folder is tough enough to do the job, light enough to be handy and there when you need it. It's perfectly sized to slip into a pocket, clip to your waistband, or wear around your neck on a lanyard.

It offers a 2.5" long, wide, hollow ground blade that's mercilessly sharp and can shear through the toughest materials with unexpected ease. It's highly useful for precision work, yet its un-aggressive looking slant point tip, isn't likely to draw unwelcome attention.

The Tuff-Lite is bred for work and offers a surprisingly good grip due to its superbly engineered handle. Made of Grivory, it offers an enormous strength to weight ratio and features our state of the art Tri-Ad lock, which gives it astonishing muscle for its size.

It's inconspicuous and small, yet strong and tough. And it's light enough to carry with ease. Surely, it's the best accessory you'll ever carry.

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.00"
  • Blade Length:2.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8A
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Tuff Lite
  • Model Number:20LT
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Excellent Small Knife
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Murad E.
10-07-2019
The Tuff Lite is great small knife. As a defensive knife instructor, we are always looking for small strong knives that will perform and carry well for everyday people. The wharncliffe blade allows you to make a cut with increasing pressure all the way to the tip, making the cut extremely deep. The oval spine of the knife brings the tip down aiding in any draw cut with the tip. Normally I prefer knives without a finger chill, however, it allows an individual to have a full grip in the knife, not leaving the pinky dangling. AUS 8 is a fine steel, and Cold Steel does theirs a little harder which adds to edge retention. It will obtain a razor edge and hold it for a good while, or if it is an emergency defensive knife the edge will perform just fine. I like the oval opening because it provides a better chance of you getting your thumb in there as opposed to trying to fumble with a stud. The size, it is a perfect size. Two and a half inch blade will be very adequate for everyday use, and even in a defensive scenario. People feel that blade length will not be useful in that type of situation but in fact it is more than enough if you are trained. The tri-ad lock is incredibly strong and an improvement from traditional back locks as backwards play of the blade can develop from prolonged pressure of cutting with the blade, the stop pin fixes that issue. Finally legality wise, the length of the blade will make it legal in more jurisdictions where they may be more restrictive on edged tools. The only thing about the knife is it only tip down. You can definitely work around this but may be something to consider for certain people. In conclusion this is a very well made knife for a good price that will perform very well and not upset the law in a large number of areas. We have already done some testing and it is proving to be a favorite. Take care and stay safe.
Great little knife
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Christopher M.
06-05-2019
I love this little knife. Nice ergonomics. Very solid feeling.
Great precision cutter
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Mark D.
06-18-2018
Extremely sharp and lightweight. Still strong and a good worker
Super Box Cutter
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Richard G.
02-04-2018
Itís basically a glorified box cutterÖ except more badass. The Tri-Ad lock really clicks with a satisfying CLICK. The ergonomics of this knife are really nice. Excellent knife for someone who works in a packaging warehouse.

Build quality: 4 stars
Materials: 3 stars
Aesthetics: 3 stars
Personal likability: 4 stars
Impressive
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Doug D.
01-19-2018
Nice little edc blade. Aus8 steel males a good edge that's quick and easy to to sharpen. A very confident blade to carry for daily use.
Good Performer
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Elijah Y.
01-19-2018
Knife is sharp and a good cutter. Blade steel holds up okay for a heavy day's work and sharpens easily enough.

The knife is light and utilitarian. Good overall purchase.
The best budget EDC folder on the market!
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Braxton E.
01-05-2018
Sharp. Smooth. Solid. Itís perfection! My only problem is that it has AUS 8 steel. I prefer something better, but itís awesome non the less.
Wow... this thing is sharp!
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Jason F.
08-21-2017
This knife is probably the sharpest knife I have ever owned with a factory edge. Basically this blade is every bit as sharp as a razor blade but it is fairly thick. Lock up as you would expect from Cold Steel is Excellent. Centering is good and this is a great value. Dont be fooled by the price...
Show All
Show Less