Originally Posted by RJay
I have several Cold steel knives, most folding , a couple fixed. I have found them to be very decent knives that hold a good edge. I tried to find out what type steel was used and I found this comment from AG Russel on his knife forum " The steel used by Cold Steel is what whatever they want it to be on the day you ask ", I had to smile at that.btw His forum home page has a very good run down on the different steels used.
I seen that too, RJay. Ive got their DVD and the bending as they do
on those "blades" is something else!
Originally Posted by hansom
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.
That's what I was thinking it looked like hansom, like a neoprene of sorts.
And agree on the ease of getting a egde back on them.
I used the Roach Belly that I'd just gotten on a European Skull mount that was in the freezer from this past bow season that a guy brought to me to
take care of.
I started out with all the usual tools I use, but all in all, that one blade
about done it all! I done this one in a record time for me (3 & 1/2 hours)
and finished up, cleaned up all the tools and wiped them all down and
oiled. That blade was still sharp, at one point away from still shaveing!
And that sort of work, espcecially when they bring me the whole neck
included, I'm rough on blades.