This is a collage of the Cold Steel FGX Boot Blade II 92FBB, with photos and description of this knife.
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- Overall: 16.2 cm (63/8 in)
- Weight: 28.3 g (1.0 oz)
- Blade Length: 8.3 cm (31/4 in)
- Thickness: 6.5 mm
- Material: Grivory Plastic
- Finish: Black
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Dual-Edge Dagger
- Edge: Plain
- Material: Kray-ExTM Kraton
- Handle Length: 8.9 cm (31/2 in)
This short blade is similar in material as the Cold Steel FGX Tai Pan Knife 92FTP reviewed earlier. I was looking for a knife to fill my online basket, and this one conveniently came up as an option. Also, I thought a shorter model would be a good alternative, or one that I could pass to my dive buddy. This is more a stabbing implement than a cutting one.
Like the earlier longer model, I bought this knife (on 28 February 2015) for diving use as the knife will not suffer from corrosion and would not require as much care as a regular stainless steel diving knife. The handle is also made of Kray-ExTM. In case you didn’t catch it in the other article, for diving-purpose steel knives, I use a special steel known as H1, which will not corrode and rust even in salty seawater conditions. For more information on this steel, see the Spyderco Salt I C88SBK found in my collection as well.
At 1 oz, this is a very light knife, if it can be called one. It retails for US$12.99. I have not tested it outdoors, but I am quite sure, as with products from Cold Steel, that it will not disappoint. One just have to remember that it is not a steel-bladed knife. It will not cut paper or other materials like a regular knife would. Even so, this “knife” is restricted in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.