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Why no love for Cold Steel? 12423

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2016, 06:14:25 PM »
They would secretly wish it was theirs ;)

Yes, that's why they would stop Dan and take his bike away; jealousy.  ;)

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2016, 06:16:52 PM »
My used and slightly abused Trail Hawk (back of pic).


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2016, 04:18:48 AM »
And I was fully prepared to try just that...until there was mention that they might take the bike out of envy.  :ahhh

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2016, 06:41:30 AM »
Are the machetes really that pricey outside the US? Those are Cold Steel's cheapest products here it seems.

And I don't think they're even made here. My Heavy Machete was made in South Africa if I recall.


Cost wide they are not too bad in South Africa; although you can get similar Lasher branded one for even cheaper. (Lasher makes them for Colt Steel as far as I can tell)


 
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2016, 10:26:12 AM »
Are the machetes really that pricey outside the US? Those are Cold Steel's cheapest products here it seems.

And I don't think they're even made here. My Heavy Machete was made in South Africa if I recall.

At the cheapest shop I know in Europe, the Gladius Machete is 47 Euros (53 USD) . At Knifecenter it's 32 USD.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2016, 02:53:45 PM »
Are the machetes really that pricey outside the US? Those are Cold Steel's cheapest products here it seems.

And I don't think they're even made here. My Heavy Machete was made in South Africa if I recall.

At the cheapest shop I know in Europe, the Gladius Machete is 47 Euros (53 USD) . At Knifecenter it's 32 USD.

It's $27 at Amazon. This is actually much more expensive than their other machetes I've looked at. The kukri one was $10 less last time I checked.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2016, 05:08:38 PM »
Are the machetes really that pricey outside the US? Those are Cold Steel's cheapest products here it seems.

And I don't think they're even made here. My Heavy Machete was made in South Africa if I recall.

At the cheapest shop I know in Europe, the Gladius Machete is 47 Euros (53 USD) . At Knifecenter it's 32 USD.

It's $27 at Amazon. This is actually much more expensive than their other machetes I've looked at. The kukri one was $10 less last time I checked.
Often they don't ship to Europe and if they do shipping will be incredible high (like 50$).

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2016, 08:16:36 AM »
Amazon.de has the latin machete at 32.80 euros and the Gladius at 47.88. But good luck getting them to ship it

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2016, 02:41:09 AM »
Well, here's my only CS blade;



Heavy Machete. I (ab)use it for yard work. It has seen a lot of hard use over the years, but keeps on truckin'. I once used it to hack up the 3' stump of a tree with an old wire fence grown into it. There were many metal on metal impacts, but no damage I couldn't sand or file off.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2016, 07:07:00 AM »
I don't usually pound my knives through a car hood but when I do I use Cold Steel.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2016, 10:10:14 AM »
I don't usually pound my knives through a car hood but when I do I use Cold Steel.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2016, 11:08:52 AM »
 :gimme: CS love































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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2016, 01:35:11 PM »
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2016, 01:40:12 PM »

Here is a one of a kind Cold Steel Spartan I have dubbed the "Fresno Felon".  It is what remained after Bladeforum's Charlie Mike hit it with a grinder. 
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2016, 01:43:30 PM »
Great products that have always had defensive use in mind. Lynn Thompson is kind of a blowhard, but he's made a gazillion dollars, so I guess it works. I think that a lot of people buy the knives because of the advertising and then find out they actually work. I've owned a few (none currently) and truly liked them, but just couldn't carry almost two feet of folder anymore :-\

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2016, 02:00:53 PM »
Lynn Thompson is kind of a blowhard

Yeah - in my view a lovable blowhard.  You just gotta enjoy videos of a chubster hacking at a bag of swinging meat.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2016, 05:53:35 PM »
Honestly, most of the CS videos just don't sit well with me end push me away from the brand.

I can get most of them easily and at good prices cause my local Vic dealer is also a CS dealer and the prices are in line with the US ones which is uncommon for Europe. But I never got past that initial feeling about the brand, too tacticool for me mostly.

I only own one CS knife, the Canadian Belt Knife I got from Al a while back and quite like it, but that still hasn't made me order any more. :shrug:
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2016, 09:48:30 PM »
Cold Steel does have a few things going for it.  The Tri-Ad lock is probably the strongest on the market, which is no small matter for those who really hard-use their blades (I don't).  And few if any makers produce giant blades like the XL size Recon 1, Voyager, etc., and certainly not at that price.  Their prices were even more killer when they were still using AUS-8 steel.  I do love their big blades just for the wow factor, though they are not particularly practical for EDC.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2016, 11:36:52 PM »
Honestly, most of the CS videos just don't sit well with me end push me away from the brand.

I can get most of them easily and at good prices cause my local Vic dealer is also a CS dealer and the prices are in line with the US ones which is uncommon for Europe. But I never got past that initial feeling about the brand, too tacticool for me mostly.

I only own one CS knife, the Canadian Belt Knife I got from Al a while back and quite like it, but that still hasn't made me order any more. :shrug:

That CS belt knife is really a decent knife...esp for the price.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2016, 01:27:45 AM »
I also have a few Cold Steel spears. I am very happy they came with their Secure-Ex sheaths, as these come very sharp. I wouldn't like to have them hang above me with the naked blade uncovered.

This is the boar spear.



Samburu spear.


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2016, 05:52:30 AM »
I also have a few Cold Steel spears. I am very happy they came with their Secure-Ex sheaths, as these come very sharp. I wouldn't like to have them hang above me with the naked blade uncovered.

This is the boar spear.



Samburu spear.


Chako I get the feeling anybody with a fear of sharp things stays a couple hundred feet away from your home
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2016, 09:22:08 AM »
I also have a few Cold Steel spears. I am very happy they came with their Secure-Ex sheaths, as these come very sharp. I wouldn't like to have them hang above me with the naked blade uncovered.

This is the boar spear.



Samburu spear.


Chako I get the feeling anybody with a fear of sharp things stays a couple hundred feet away from your home


Maybe he has a daughter that is approaching dating age?

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2016, 11:53:10 AM »
Yes, my house is not exactly kid friendly.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2016, 01:10:51 PM »
Yes, my house is not exactly kid friendly.

Yes, but it is inspirational........after you showed that I bought the best rake handle I could find and gave my CS Bushman a forever home on the one end..........hope to make burglar-kebab with it some day  :salute:
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2016, 01:40:40 AM »
I hope that day never comes...but if it does, I figure a Cold Steel boar spear just might scare off an intruder or two.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2016, 01:58:52 AM »
Yes, my house is not exactly kid friendly.
Chako, combining all your tools and knives, how many inches miles of cutting edge you got there?

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2016, 02:05:56 AM »
I do not think I could count that high.  :think:

A friend asked me if I could look after her 3 year old for a few hours. I was going to say yes until I realized all the sharps within easy reach of a 3 year old that my house contained. That thought scared me, and it would take a long time to kid proof my house...it wasn't worth the hassles. Luckily, she found someone quickly after I was forced to decline the offer.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2016, 02:08:19 AM »
I do not think I could count that high.  :think:

I bet that is enough to reach the US border from your resident.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2016, 06:10:41 PM »
Back in the late 90's I collected Cold Steel had to sell most  for bills. Here's some of what I have left.  It's good to see I'm not the only spear chucker here.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2016, 06:35:28 PM »
Here's a better view of my old reliable Bushman. If this knife could talk.

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