Over the last few decades, Cold Steel has been at the forefront of the many innovations that have helped to define the knife industry. Progressive accomplishment, including the introductions of the checked Kraton® handle and the tanto point blade style have gone from curiously interesting features to industry-wide hallmarks of quality and sophistication. Cold Steel also broke new grounds with the introduction of unique new blade steels like San Mai III® and Tri-Ad™ Lock & locking mechanism for folding knives.