Cold Steel knives, Opinions?

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Zane71464, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    ...and that "smell" is hard to get off. I'm not sure if it's the smell that stays as much as it get's into the nasal "cavities" and stays! and seems like everytime I'm hunt'n with someone, I get the nasty job. Maybe for the fact, I do the cutti'n of the meat and I dont want it messed up too much before we get it back and hung.
    (as in; "leave it to the heck alone...I'll gut the beast"! :banghead::tapfoot:
  2. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Unless you want the tenderloins, you can get by without gutting them. On a gutshot deer, I would just skin and take off the quaters and loins. That way you dont have to mess with them stinking guts.

  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Yes sir Country! Ive done that on about 2 deer that I can recall.
    One, the guy shot it to pieces. The second one, ME and a buddy got one, but it was one that "didnt wanna die"! He'd put 3 -12ga slugs in the buck and we tracked it and I ended up with 2 slugs in it, one chest shot. But we've done two that way...wasnt nothing else too do but take what we could get and leave the scaps...
  4. brad87

    brad87 Former Guest

    Jul 31, 2011
    Central Indiana
    I need to get someone to let me borrow their gut hook next time I get a deer. I've been wanting to try one, just haven't had the opportunity.

    I don't care for using gloves, unless its a gut shot. I rely a lot on feeling what I'm doing, and the gloves mess with that too much for me. But I will definitely second the couple extra bottles of water for rinsing off. Unless its close enough to the house I can't get to it on the quad, always bring the extra water. I hate cleaning blood out of the texture of a steering wheel :(
  5. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    You'll see what you might have been missin with the guy-hook knife, like opening one up with one stroke and no chance of getti'n into the gut.

    With the "gloves" I use, no problem with feeli'n anything. Put'em on do the job and peel 'em off, lot nicer.

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  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    Cold Steel knives are good knives that just about anyone can afford.

    I had one that I didn't care for but it was still a good knife just was not what I was looking for. It was a serrated blade neck knife.
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    ...the handles leave a bit to be desired.
  8. Wolf 5.7

    Wolf 5.7 New Member

    May 21, 2011
    I like CS knives. Solid and retain a edge really well. I had there tanto for years, till my ex-wife took it with her. It could hack through bones and still retain it's edge. I also bought a CS Torpedo to tool around with. It's a load of fun. Might be able to kill a rabbit too. I won't purchase another one though, as all their production is in PRC. It's not the quality of the steel. Unfortunately, trying to find a american made knife of similar quality (or greater) at the same price is impossible.
  9. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I was told here a few weeks ago, and someone correct me if I'm wrong, but was in a hardware store and the feller had a display case of CASE knives.

    I was checking them out and the subject of being made in America came up.
    He told me that Case Knives are now being made over sea's....?
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    Spyderco makes some knives in china.

    Not everyone can afford a $150 EDC knife.

    I am lucky as I can get spyderco's for about 40% off and SOG for 50% off and Kershaw between 40and 50% off. So I am buying them up while I can.
  11. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    I see Cold Steel knives from smoke shops to swap meets. Never had any experience with them, just assumed they were imported or something since I see the brand more than any other.
  12. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I have just two of the "cheapy's" and so far, (as far as keeping an edge over a LONG time) they will out last any knife Ive got!
    Once I got put the right angle/egde on them, a few swaths with a stone and their back to shaveing.
  13. hansom

    hansom Former Guest

    Jan 23, 2010
    THey are Good knives but somewhat overpriced, they have a an inexpensive Zytel or rubber handle mated to usually a AUS 8 (Austenic 8 steel) blade. Put together by a simple Rivet and using a simple lockback mechanism, nothing fancy.
    However i think that they could sell for about %30 less than what they sell for.

    However their blades are quality blades made in Seki city to a high standard, i would say about 90% of the cost a Cold steel knife is in the blade -as it should be.

    I own 3 of them , a small Voyager, a large Voyager and a Kobun
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  14. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I was wondering what the handles would be like on the hunter series, hansom.
    For that price i was hoping they would be better than the cheaper priced
    The two that I do have, been thinki'n of taking the dremel to them and
    making some "non-slip" 'features' as basically they dont have much grip
    when messy.
  15. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    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.
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