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Old 10-05-2018, 04:23 PM
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My spouse came home from an auction Wednesday night with two Cold Steel folders; a SCIMITAR and a El HOMBRE.

I know nothing about Cold Steel. Are they of any quality?? Thanks
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:52 PM
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I have a Cold Steel karambit and it is very high quality. I like it a lot.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:33 PM
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IME, Cold Steel = good steel...

Do you have the CS Scimitar long sword or the Scimitar spike ?


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Old 10-05-2018, 11:32 PM
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It is a FOLDING pocket knife:
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:45 AM
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I'm not familiar with the two models you reference, but Cold Steel products are generally on the cheaper end of the price spectrum (there are a couple exceptions), but they are known for having very tough, durable blades.
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Lucky guy - I wish my wife brought knives for me too !



Cold Steel has a pretty good reputation, especially knives from the past, but steel prices and sources have caused them (like many knife manufacturers) to switch steels, some of which have issues. I know of nothing really bad and they are a bargain for what the buyer receives. The El Hombre I am familiar with is in the Voyageur lock back line, a curving serrated blade. Both of them appear to be personal protection 'Back Off' me items.

Nice knives.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:35 PM
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They are very good knives. They will warranty them no matter how u brake them. I never had a problem with them

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:01 AM
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I have several Cold steel knives, and they have all been high quality. There is a lot of hype through their ads and YouTube, though. I know it turns off a lot of people.

I love my San Mai III tanto blades. They hold up very well.


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Old 10-19-2018, 05:10 PM
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If I am buying a production knife it will be be a Cold Steel knife.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:31 PM
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I'm not familiar with the two models you reference, but Cold Steel products are generally on the cheaper end of the price spectrum (there are a couple exceptions), but they are known for having very tough, durable blades.
Yeah, this^^^. I have one of their Bushman knives. It is exceptionally versatile. You can baton kindling, lash its hollow handle to a staff for a spear. It is inexpensive, but unbelievably rugged. And because it is inexpensive, I have absolutely no qualms about using it hard. Coldsteel's product page has a crazy video on it showing their folks using/abusing the knife in all kinds of ways.

https://www.coldsteel.com/products/f...s/bushman.html

Sounds like Wallyworld sells them for $27 with free shipping. Very good value proposition, but not an example of elegant knifemaking.
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:30 AM
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Generally, Cold Steel makes some pretty good stuff. I do not know if they still do but Ontario made a lot of the milspec stuff.
The owner, Lynn Thompson, kills Cape Buffalo with a spear........
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Update .. . I took a look on my dresser top and I also have a Cold Steel lock back folder: their "FinnWolf." It is a 3.5 inch Scandi-grind blade with plastic/zytel type handles and a belt clip that can fit on either handle. The back of the AUS 8A stainless blade is a robust tenth of an inch or so (11/100's --- Amazon lists the width at 3mm. . .they are rounding up from the 2.89mm mine measures). It has an ambi-thumb stud for one-handed opening, but it is not "assisted" or flippable. When I got it, the lock back was a little stiff and it caught when releasing. A couple of hundred opening/closing cycles and a little 3-in-1 oil and it now works smoothly. Once again, it isn't going to win any beauty contests, but it is hard to see where they could have improved on functionality or durability at this price point. You can submerge it, open it with one hand, and the handles are well-nigh indestructible from a pocket-carry perspective (I have no worries about them being gouged by car-keys or the like). Made in Taiwan. Just a great value. Amazon sells them for about $30 +/- bucks. Hard to see how you could go wrong at that price if you are looking for something tough and utilitarian.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:36 AM
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Well, since I didn't have a need for more knives I wiped them off - neither had been sharpened - and put them on EBAY. I got $152 for the pair. Wife is happy with her five dollar purchase.
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