A few weeks ago I published a review the excellent knife – the Cold Steel GI Tanto. A great knife at a great price. The ONLY complaint I had was the handle was a little too slick. Compared to the rest of the knife and the sheath included – this is a minor concern. Regardless, I figured some modification was in order.
Quick and simple would be to just add some friction tape to the handle – which is exactly what I did.
The addition of this tape to both side of the handle really made a difference securing a good grip. I may add a couple small strips along each spine of the handle – but really waiting to see how well the tape sticks. So far – the tape is sticking really well. The friction tape I selected is made for high traffic floor areas.
Another thought was to try to stipple the handle which I have not done yet. I want to reiterate that this is a great knife at any price – but it is a great deal.
Best price I have found on the Cold Steel GI Tanto is at Amazon.