Re: Cold Steel knives, Opinions?
I would say that 99% of Cold steel knife blades are AUS8, its a good steel ideal for pocket knives and knives that will actually used, i also like AUS6 mostly used by CRKT knives , these steels strike a balace between edge holding and ease of sharpening, these steels can easily be sharpened in the field, AUS 6 is a little softer but is also a little more forgiving, it gives a lot of flex without breaking.
Cold steel knives are usually very lightweight and tough.
They could sell for cheaper though, but i guess it cost a lot to ship out the blades from Seki city.
As for the Hunter series , the handles look like a Neoprene rubber , like what is on my Kobun.