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Why no love for Cold Steel? 36812

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #90 on: July 02, 2016, 10:18:06 PM »









My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,746 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #91 on: July 03, 2016, 04:31:28 AM »
I love the Desperado.  I had one but someone borro9 it and I never saw it again.

Great knife.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #92 on: July 03, 2016, 07:17:39 PM »
I love the Desperado.  I had one but someone borro9 it and I never saw it again.

Great knife.

Def

One of my favorites, of all the collection. Sorry about yours  :-\



Gotta love those wicked recurved blades from CS!



Fixed and folding alike


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #93 on: July 18, 2016, 02:20:59 PM »
Summer toys...







Can't wait to stick some watermelons!


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #94 on: July 18, 2016, 03:03:28 PM »
Cool!!!! :cheers:

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2016, 04:28:21 PM »

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2016, 06:55:20 PM »
More great CS gear Peacent! :cheers:


Here's the rest of my CS stuff....

SRKs, SA folders and their Canadian knife.

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #97 on: July 20, 2016, 11:19:09 PM »
More great CS gear Peacent! :cheers:


Here's the rest of my CS stuff....

SRKs, SA folders and their Canadian knife.


Those SRKs sure seem to have seen quite a few battles and situations, mate!  :tu:

They are pretty pieces, but working tools nonetheless. Some of them, the discontinued ones especially, I like them to look and be pristine, sharp and ready:



This is a truely pretty lady


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #98 on: July 21, 2016, 02:17:34 AM »
I love that Vaquero Grande!!!

I was lucky on the SRKs, they are both Carbon V and were less than 40.00 each. They are perfect functionally, just cosmetic stuff that doesn't matter. They were bought to run in the worst conditions imaginable....they were for my trouble/weather/wildfire bags! Both SpecOps sheaths have firesteels in the pouches.


Oh, crap, I forgot to add shots of the Trail Master!   :facepalm:

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
Sr. Member Posts: 498
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #99 on: July 21, 2016, 03:38:38 AM »
I got a little love for them......  :cheers:


Chuck

"Well, when it comes down to me against a situation, I don't like the situation to win." ~ MacGyver
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2016, 04:13:46 AM »
Oh boy, you sure do!!!  :cheers:

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
Newbie Posts: 30
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2016, 06:21:25 AM »
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LieUYkBOi9g

Decades ago Lynn was shunned from the mainstream knife community. Look through old knife publications and try to find Cold Steel products ... Documents on the web illustrate Lynn's efforts to change this, and then to publicise it (downhill was the journey).

Lynn kept on, and I truly appreciate him for sticking to his own morals. His promotion of knives was more along the lines of edged weapons in a time when the general public did not agree.

I really do like a number of my Cold Steel blades, with special fondness for my Titanium handles Ti-Lite. I carried one (or more) Ti-Lites for a number of years because of the truly exceptional variety of deployment methods of the design and use as a "non-lethal" in self-defensive rolls.

Their American Tomahawk line is also quite exceptional !!!

There is a lot of depth to this company, for anyone that can see past "tactical" black Zytel and willing to truly look for value/performance. Also, have been a number of upper-end products from this company that many may not even remember/know about.

A few of my personal CS:





« Last Edit: July 21, 2016, 06:58:18 AM by Spey »

No Honey, that's always been in the safe ...
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #102 on: July 21, 2016, 10:52:14 AM »
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LieUYkBOi9g

Decades ago Lynn was shunned from the mainstream knife community. Look through old knife publications and try to find Cold Steel products ... Documents on the web illustrate Lynn's efforts to change this, and then to publicise it (downhill was the journey).

Lynn kept on, and I truly appreciate him for sticking to his own morals. His promotion of knives was more along the lines of edged weapons in a time when the general public did not agree.

I really do like a number of my Cold Steel blades, with special fondness for my Titanium handles Ti-Lite. I carried one (or more) Ti-Lites for a number of years because of the truly exceptional variety of deployment methods of the design and use as a "non-lethal" in self-defensive rolls.

Their American Tomahawk line is also quite exceptional !!!

There is a lot of depth to this company, for anyone that can see past "tactical" black Zytel and willing to truly look for value/performance. Also, have been a number of upper-end products from this company that many may not even remember/know about.

A few of my personal CS:

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I share your vision of Cold Steel and agree with your view on it, what I unfortunately lack is the view of your pics!

they don't show, and you left me with a watering mouth, mate  :drool:

While I wait for them, I share today's Cold Steel pic for you all


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #103 on: July 25, 2016, 08:55:39 PM »
An old classic, one of those masterpieces from the good ol' times, came today:



Gosh, so sexy!




My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2016, 11:16:31 PM »
Good stuff!!!!!

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #105 on: July 26, 2016, 12:58:32 PM »




My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #106 on: July 26, 2016, 05:29:01 PM »
:cheers:

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
No Life Club Posts: 3,640
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #107 on: July 26, 2016, 09:02:33 PM »
I think they make great weapons, but for outdoor blades, I'd rather trust a Becker, or an ESSE, or an Ontario, or a Ka-Bar, or many others. Thats just my opinion though. Also could list of brands that i would rather have for utility blades, but Cold Steel does make good weapons.


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No Life Club Posts: 3,640
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #108 on: July 26, 2016, 09:04:16 PM »
I think they make great weapons, but for outdoor blades, I'd rather trust a Becker, or an ESSE, or an Ontario, or a Ka-Bar, or many others. Thats just my opinion though. Also could list of brands that i would rather have for utility blades, but Cold Steel does make good weapons.


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I heven have 3 with me right now. One in the truck, one in the pocket, and one iwb





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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #109 on: July 26, 2016, 10:27:33 PM »
I've got 3 of their walking sticks, they are damn good. Longer than standard so ideal for me seeing as I need a 29" wazzy leg helper.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #110 on: July 26, 2016, 10:53:03 PM »
I think they make great weapons, but for outdoor blades, I'd rather trust a Becker, or an ESSE, or an Ontario, or a Ka-Bar, or many others. Thats just my opinion though. Also could list of brands that i would rather have for utility blades, but Cold Steel does make good weapons.


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I heven have 3 with me right now. One in the truck, one in the pocket, and one iwb
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I guess the pocket one is that little bowie on the left, right?  :D



I agree, they're the best weapon and martial oriented blades out there,period. That being said, their SRK, Kukri and Trailmaster might be excelllent camp blades, but I also use others (mainly KaBar, Ontario and handmande blades) when in the outdoors and nature!



They are what they are, I do not have them with other purposes than those they do best!  :tu:





The right tool for the right job, indeed.

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #111 on: July 27, 2016, 12:42:08 AM »
These are pretty good field knives.....  :whistle:

The SRK's (mine are in Carbon V)


There are prettier and maybe cooler but none tougher (IMO).  :cheers:

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,746 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2016, 12:59:31 AM »
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LieUYkBOi9g

Decades ago Lynn was shunned from the mainstream knife community. Look through old knife publications and try to find Cold Steel products ... Documents on the web illustrate Lynn's efforts to change this, and then to publicise it (downhill was the journey).

Lynn kept on, and I truly appreciate him for sticking to his own morals. His promotion of knives was more along the lines of edged weapons in a time when the general public did not agree.

I really do like a number of my Cold Steel blades, with special fondness for my Titanium handles Ti-Lite. I carried one (or more) Ti-Lites for a number of years because of the truly exceptional variety of deployment methods of the design and use as a "non-lethal" in self-defensive rolls.

Their American Tomahawk line is also quite exceptional !!!

There is a lot of depth to this company, for anyone that can see past "tactical" black Zytel and willing to truly look for value/performance. Also, have been a number of upper-end products from this company that many may not even remember/know about.

A few of my personal CS:

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

Lynn made a lot of enemies when he outed a certain knife maker that claimed to have extensive black ops experience.  Everyone on a certain forum went bat smurf crazy and threatened to boycot anyone and anything that had anything to do with Cold Steel in retaliation.  Some writers still submitted articles about CS products, but the magazines weren't buying them. 

Lynn has also gone over the top on a lot of things- when SHOT moved to The Sands a few years ago most of the knife companies were moved to the lower floors and as a result were not allowed to have two story booths.  Since then CS has not had a booth as they are boycotting SHOT, which is the industry's largest show, and that might also account for the lack of media coverage. 

There's another big name knife company who's name most of you (if not all) would recognize that also doesn't get much coverage because the owner owes money all over town to steel suppliers and many others that no one will deal with them.  That company has taken to sponsoring forums and has bought their fame that way, although you will still rarely, if ever see their products in print.

The knife industry is a sordid place....   >:D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2016, 05:19:21 AM »

I share your vision of Cold Steel and agree with your view on it, what I unfortunately lack is the view of your pics!

they don't show, and you left me with a watering mouth, mate  :drool:

Have had prob's in this site with photos loading, sorry ...

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« Last Edit: July 27, 2016, 06:11:04 AM by Spey »

No Honey, that's always been in the safe ...
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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2016, 01:35:25 PM »
I really like the now discontinued rescue folder CS Land&Sea Rescue!

Antonio
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #115 on: July 29, 2016, 01:27:33 PM »

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,837 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #116 on: July 29, 2016, 02:30:18 PM »
Very nice P!!!  :cheers:

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
No Life Club Posts: 3,640
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #117 on: August 04, 2016, 10:40:32 PM »
Just ordered another cold steel


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Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #118 on: August 05, 2016, 02:14:58 AM »
Peacent doesn't own an Espada.

« Last Edit: August 05, 2016, 02:16:00 AM by Kampfer »

EDC: Black Talon, Black Cat, Spirit, LD02
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,596 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Why no love for Cold Steel?
« Reply #119 on: August 06, 2016, 01:00:50 AM »
Peacent doesn't own an Espada.

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...yet
I have my eyes on a G10 Large espada on the great auction site
But I have no funds, so I am trying to get rid of my 6 in. Special Edition TiLite, in case I win
  :(

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest

 

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