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Why no love for Cold Steel?

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Why no love for Cold Steel?
on: May 27, 2016, 01:41:21 AM
I see no love here for CS, I wonder why.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #1 on: May 27, 2016, 05:44:30 AM
Not sure about that. I have a few of their swords and machetes.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #2 on: May 27, 2016, 07:53:32 AM
I like them fine.... Really love my Trail Master and Carbon V SRKs!  :2tu:

In fact I have a CS big folder buy planned for next month.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #3 on: May 27, 2016, 08:23:13 AM
I got a CS Ti Lite which is pretty nice. 
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #4 on: May 27, 2016, 08:26:02 AM
I like my Recon1XL. I think most of the hate is because the aggressive style of advertizing and testing they have, and I don't see it particulary nice either. Still there is nothing wrong with their products.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #5 on: May 27, 2016, 08:41:37 AM
.........same reason I don't talk about super models.......or fast cars.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #6 on: May 27, 2016, 08:44:02 AM
The people's faces when I took out my Voyager XL last weekend......priceless!

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #7 on: May 27, 2016, 08:47:34 AM
Obviously their products are really ugly... or why else has no-one posted a picture of one yet?

Jokes aside
For me it is availability... Don't see many CS products here.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #8 on: May 27, 2016, 09:42:21 AM
Can't say I'm a fan of the aggressive style of selling myself.  Not everything needs to be for cutting lumps out of people. ::)  That said I do have a couple of their products and they're perfectly fine.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #9 on: May 27, 2016, 11:01:18 AM
Now you mention it......

Anybody here own one of the big Cold Steel Bowies?


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #10 on: May 27, 2016, 11:11:48 AM
Now you mention it......

Anybody here own one of the big Cold Steel Bowies?

An old Trail Master in Carbon V.

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #11 on: May 27, 2016, 11:29:17 AM
Now you mention it......

Anybody here own one of the big Cold Steel Bowies?

An old Trail Master in Carbon V.
Love those, if I ever get a proper grinder I'll make something similar.

The Natchez Bowie is the best reminder of how far I've gone down the rabbit hole.........the price used to shock me, now I consider the price (old stock) at a South African shop reasonable even if unaffordable for me.


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #12 on: May 27, 2016, 11:46:19 AM
Now you mention it......

Anybody here own one of the big Cold Steel Bowies?

An old Trail Master in Carbon V.
Love those, if I ever get a proper grinder I'll make something similar.

The Natchez Bowie is the best reminder of how far I've gone down the rabbit hole.........the price used to shock me, now I consider the price (old stock) at a South African shop reasonable even if unaffordable for me.

I like that one too but it's way out of my price range. The Blackjack Warner Moran took most of the wind out of my sails on bowies. Hard to justify anything else. The only other bowie I have on the list is a Von Tempsky like Z man's.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #13 on: May 27, 2016, 11:52:41 AM
I have a CS Heavy Machete I've been using to do yard work for years. Almost bought a Finn Wolf first time I saw one in a store. Still might have to pick one up eventually.


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #14 on: May 27, 2016, 12:35:29 PM

I like that one too but it's way out of my price range. The Blackjack Warner Moran took most of the wind out of my sails on bowies. Hard to justify anything else. The only other bowie I have on the list is a Von Tempsky like Z man's.

Just googled those two..........man I love big knives  :facepalm:


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #15 on: May 27, 2016, 06:51:09 PM
I love Cold Steel! Problem is they're quite expensive pieces here in Europe...





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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #16 on: May 27, 2016, 07:39:13 PM

I like that one too but it's way out of my price range. The Blackjack Warner Moran took most of the wind out of my sails on bowies. Hard to justify anything else. The only other bowie I have on the list is a Von Tempsky like Z man's.

Just googled those two..........man I love big knives  :facepalm:

Yeah, that Blackjack is really something....  :D

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #17 on: May 27, 2016, 08:30:43 PM
Even since I saw Tuco Salamanca pulls out a Espada out from his pocket I couldn't get that knife out of my head, I got to have it. A perfect EDC knife for a thug, or a tactical desk jockey like me.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #18 on: May 27, 2016, 08:54:24 PM
Cold steel is fine.  I think the videos they do are rather silly but the knives are fine.

The last one I bought from them was the Pendleton Mini hunter and its a great little knife.







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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #19 on: May 27, 2016, 09:01:32 PM
Cold Steel you say?



BIG Cold Steel you say?



I have a few others but these are the photos I had (relatively) handy.  :D

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #20 on: May 27, 2016, 09:02:08 PM
I love Cold Steel! Problem is they're quite expensive pieces here in Europe...

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #21 on: May 27, 2016, 11:58:58 PM
I own at least 25 Cold Steel knives.


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #22 on: May 28, 2016, 02:25:30 AM
Cold Steel machetes and swords.

Two Handed Machete


Panga Machete


Gladius Machete


1917 US Cutlass


1796 Light Calvary Saber


Small Sword
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #23 on: May 28, 2016, 11:02:56 AM
I want a Gladius machete so much... too bad they're that expensive here...
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #24 on: May 28, 2016, 12:20:58 PM
Obviously their products are really ugly... or why else has no-one posted a picture of one yet?

Jokes aside
For me it is availability... Don't see many CS products here.

and when you do, they cost an arm and a leg
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #25 on: June 01, 2016, 01:50:09 AM
Cold Steel machetes and swords.

Two Handed Machete


Panga Machete


Gladius Machete


1917 US Cutlass


1796 Light Calvary Saber


Small Sword


You should mount a few of those on your bike, Road Warrior style!

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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #26 on: June 01, 2016, 03:49:13 AM
I can only imagine what the local constabulary might think of that.  :D
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #27 on: June 01, 2016, 04:55:31 PM
They would secretly wish it was theirs ;)
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #28 on: June 01, 2016, 05:03:44 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.


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
Reply #29 on: June 01, 2016, 05:35:40 PM
 :facepalm:  I've forgotten about the CS machete, battle axe, Canadian belt knife copy, hollow handled survival knife, SRK's (2) and those South Africa folders (Kudu's?) in both sizes.


Plus this, came in yesterday.



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