Cold Steel knives, Opinions?

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

  1. hansom

    hansom Former Guest

    Jan 23, 2010
    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.
  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I seen that too, RJay. Ive got their DVD and the bending as they do
    on those "blades" is something else!

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012

  3. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    I like my Spartan, fits in my pocket, no prob. I might get something smaller, though. I really don't want to freak out someone out, if it falls out of my pocket.
  4. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I'v been thinking of a buying one of the pocket knives, but have the old Case knife
    that I've had for a numbe rof years.
    The longer blade's I have more use for.
  5. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    The best price I found for new knives is at blade HQ. I compared the price from CS and Blade HQ was cheaper.

    If you need a sheath knife for everything, look at the CS SRK (Survival Rescue Knife). I've done deer, rabbits, everything with it, plus chop down trees and open canned goods. Indestructable.
  6. rcsaxby

    rcsaxby New Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I love cold steel knives! The only thing I don't like them is there commercials, they are pretty cheesy. But commercials and knives are two different things. So I love their knives and dont like their commercials. Definitely my favorite brand of knife right now. Them and tops.
  7. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    If you are looking for a good affordable knife that can take a lickin, cold steel can provide it. Although CRSK puts out some awsom knives that do hold an edge. The top knife in this picture is a real work horse. I never liked a serrated blade until this knife. My back yard had old anchors and stuff, with different types of rope. This knife cut rope, cardboard, carpet, and one finger better than any knife I ever owned (although my Buck Special, after being sharpened on a lansky did seem to enter my leg rather effortlessly and with no intent on stopping). :eek:
    The Cold Steel Pro Lite comes serrated and non. The serrated is just a wonderful knife, heck, it can pass as a small spade. I've had it for 7 years, used the heck out of it, and it doesn't need sharpening. It's still scary.
    anyway, thats my opinion.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013
  8. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I dont know how I've been passing this up, but for some reason, I couldnt get the lik to open?
    That's some fine knives you have there jstgsn!
    I'm not real set on the serrated baldes but do have a few. A here while
    back I bought one of the Gerber BG Ultimate Survival's with the serrated
    1/2 blade and like it.

    Went out shroom hunti'n today with a few friends and walked about an
    hour to get to where they were up and had the Gerber on me. Had it out
    a time 'er two back there and noticed it was gone out of the sheath about
    3/4th's of the way back.
    Needless to say, I went back with no luck as a few I was with was running
    out of time and had to go. I got back to the house as it was weighing heavy
    on my mind, and walked back there myself and found that knife!
    Even had one guy tell me, "your walking all the way back there for that knife?"
    "I'll buy ya another one to save the walk and the heat!"

    I just looked and said, I'll be back! (wasnt gonna make that knife another
    lost one on the list!)
  9. Wolf 5.7

    Wolf 5.7 New Member

    May 21, 2011

    Zane, I did a little bit of reading up on this. Case's lower end knives are being made overseas (PRC I believe):mad: but their middle and higher grade knives are made in the states.
  10. JasonS

    JasonS Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    UHG California
    Ive got a handful of Cold Steel, Ive yet to put them to any real testing though, these are more home defense and hiking defense for me, and just cool factor lol.edit,not all of these are Cold Steel. Im sure you can tell which ones are. knives and guns 007.jpg

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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  11. Munch

    Munch Member

    May 31, 2011
    Ellenton, FL
    I have one cold steel knife, and it has by far the best blade of all my dozens of knifes. I use my knifes for work daily, so I don't normally buy pricey ones. But, Cold Steel is my my preference if i'm feeling like treating myself. A great choice for anyone wanting a high quality blade IMO.
  12. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    'bout all knife mfgs. are these days. We need them back, made over here!
  13. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Nice collection Jason! I do see a couple of Case and a K-Bar?
  14. Lee D

    Lee D New Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    sw iowa
    i dont buy there knives for one reason. Lynn is an a**hole. i met him years ago at a show and he might be the most arrogant man on the planet.
    i'll buy a Buck any day of the week. great knives, the best customer service in the business, and the Buck family is good people.
  15. JasonS

    JasonS Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    UHG California
    no Case,,,,,yet! Buy me one!
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