Cold Steel Pendleton Lite Hunter 20SPH

Cold Steel Pendleton Lite Hunter 20SPH

About This Knife

Lynn Thompson bought the first knife that custom maker, Lloyd Pendleton ever made in 1973. Now the two friends have collaborated to produce two of Lloyd's most popular knives, we call them the Lloyd Pendleton Hunter and Mini Hunter.

In fabricating these knives, we have tried to duplicate Lloyd's work as accurately as possible. Both the Pendleton Hunter's hollow ground blade and the Mini Hunter's flat ground blade are honed to perfection. The handle's cross sections and contours match Lloyd's handmade knives exactly. For safety and durability, we have dispensed with leather in favor of Secure-Ex for the sheaths. This material won't rot or mildew and is far more resistant to cuts or punctures than leather.

Field & Stream Best of the Best 2010

Over the years our Pendleton Hunters have become enormously popular, and while we think they are reasonably priced, many have asked us for a more affordable Pendleton that will accommodate just about anyone's budget.

So we got together with Lloyd and designed a new knife we call the Pendleton Lite Hunter. In appearance it strongly resembles the rest of the family with a drop point blade, modest guard, hollowed bolster area and a flared butt to aid retention. The only major changes were the adoption of more affordable 4116 Krupp steel and the use of polypropylene instead of Kraton for the handle.

In our testing it got straight A's in the field as it is equally adept at field dressing and skinning, held a decent edge, was easy to sharpen, and proved to be tough as nails.

If you're looking for a very affordable hunting/utility knife that comes with a good, pouch-style sheath and delivers more than your money's worth in performance and value look no further than the Pendleton Lite.


  • 3 5/8 - inch blade
  • Bolster area is hollowed
  • Pouch-style Codura sheath
  • Flared butt helps with retention


Overall Length: 8 1/2 in.
Blade Length: 3 5/8 in.
Blade Style: Drop Point Blade
Blade Material: 4116 Krupp Stainless
Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm
Sheath: Codura Sheath
Weight (knife only) 2.7 oz
Handle: High Impact Polypropylene