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Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel 430

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:00:39 PM »
New utility knife spotted at Blue Ridge Knives.  Cold Steel is still boycotting SHOT, but thankfully the distributor Blue Ridge Knives is still going to showcase stuff.  Unfortunately, the person Megan spoke to didn't know the name of it.







Looks to me like an interchangeable blade system, with spare blades being stored in the handle.  Could be interesting, although I have to wonder, would it be any bulkier to carry three knives?  That sheath looks pretty big....   :think:

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 07:29:41 PM »
From Megan:

Manufacturer: Cold Steel at Blue Ridge
Name of product: CS408 part number
Date of release: 2020
Cost: $14.50
Options? Sheath? Material? See photos
Notes: meh. You can sharpen though.


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No Life Club Posts: 4,853
Re: Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 08:03:49 PM »
Blades don't fold into the handle, do they? I may pick this one up, since BRK is the main supplier for my local cutlery store (for everything that isn't Case, Spyderco, or custom), thus, they'll likely have it. Should be a good beater for rough jobs, but I personally like a folder that has PE and SE blades side-by-side.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 08:37:42 PM »
I have been wondering that myself- I think it looks like it should fold, but if you check it out on the Cold Steel website it doesn't appear to.

https://www.coldsteel.com/clickncut.html

Def

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Marketing Maven Administrator No Life Club Posts: 1,214 Does your head look like a watermelon?
Re: Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 11:06:29 PM »
Click-N-Cut, shown by Blue Ridge at the Shot Show!
Soon to be released in 2020, this is an interchangeable blade knife retailing under $20.

Something of note, is that you can sharpen the blades.

I am not blown away or interested in this. It feels really cheap.

-Megan
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No Life Club Posts: 4,853
Re: Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 11:24:11 PM »
Click-N-Cut, shown by Blue Ridge at the Shot Show!
Soon to be released in 2020, this is an interchangeable blade knife retailing under $20.

Something of note, is that you can sharpen the blades.

I am not blown away or interested in this. It feels really cheap.

Me neither. When I first read "420J2" for blade steel, I decided it was a solid pass. It's practically rust-proof, but I think the only thing holding an edge worse is butter. Why not 1.4034 or 1.4116 like most other Cold Steel budget models?
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,856
Re: Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 12:58:00 PM »
Blades don't fold into the handle, do they? I may pick this one up, since BRK is the main supplier for my local cutlery store (for everything that isn't Case, Spyderco, or custom), thus, they'll likely have it. Should be a good beater for rough jobs, but I personally like a folder that has PE and SE blades side-by-side.
I like the new Gerber version of it. Not sure, I think it also accepts standard scalpel blades.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrzCJKj5dOM

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,831
Re: Blue Ridge/ Cold Steel
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 11:28:38 AM »
I hope they aren't marketing it as a utility knife when it uses blades that only fit their tool.   The whole point of utility knives is that you can go buy blades for it from any hardware store on the planet.

 

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