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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:34 pm
Post em if you got em...


I picked this one up a while back, the Cold Steel SPARTAN. It's one beefy knife. Has a great feel and weight and I love the recurve blade. It's my first knife from Cold Steel, but I see a few more in my future.


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• Weight: 7.5 oz.

• Blade Thickness: 4 mm

• Blade Length: 4 1/2"

• Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless

• Overall: 10 1/2"

• Handle: 6" Long. Grivory w/ Steel Liners

• Stainless Pocket/Belt Clip
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 2:12 pm
great looking knife, how much do they go for.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:01 pm
Found this one on sale at MidwayUsa for $60. It's a BEAST...
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:59 pm
it looks it,and for $60 i might have to pick myself up one. My brothers are a big fan of the spyderco knives, which do you prefer?
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:23 pm
I'd have to say that Spyderco quality outranks Cold Steel, but I don't own any myself.

Nothing wrong with Cold Steel at all, but Spyderco often uses better steel in their blades. That's why they're priced a bit higher. I just like the look of the Spartan and the price was right!

Dan is a big Spyderco fan, he may be able to offer more insight than I can...
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:57 pm
i do like the look of the spartan as well, i will have to pick dans brain about the spyderco's knives.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:41 pm
Here's a Cold Steel Recon I Series Folder I got from my daughter for Father's Day...razor sharp !!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:30 pm
The Kukri Machete is a pretty solid chopper.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:05 pm
I like the hatchet...is it a SOG ?!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:01 pm
Yes it is a SOG. I have one; very cool little hatchet, but it is best suited for light duty, as the cutting edge blade is kind of small. I think it was originally intended as more of a defensive/combat tool when it was first designed.

My opinion of Cold Steel is that they are the best "bang for the buck" knife around. They may not always be the prettiest or use the most top of the line "trendy" materials; but they have some of the strongest lock mechanisms on the market that I have seen, and are incredibly resilient. They are also usually quite reasonably priced for what you are buying. A comparable Spyderco or Benchmade (and even SOG at times) are typically double the price of what you can find a CS knife for. I'm not saying I wouldn't or don't own any of the other brands, or saying don't buy them, not by any means. I am simply stating that don't count out the CS because they may not be as expensive or use as seemingly "high quality" (read: fancy) steel as some of the other brands. A good portion of the end quality, resilience, toughness, and edge-holding capability of a blade is in how it is tempered and treated. "High-end" steel that isn't properly heat treated isn't going to hold up as well as reasonably good quality steel that is properly tempered and treated. Pretty much any reputable knife maker will give their blades proper tempering and treatment; but I have seen high-end blades fail, while a comparable CS one kept going. More importantly than name brand, overall design and intended use should be considered when purchasing a knife. I would suggest taking a look at the some of the "torture tests" done on CS knives that you can find on YouTube; both by CS themselves, and by independent individuals. It is quite astounding what they are capable of.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:06 pm
Yes...Cold Steel makes a great knife, and stands behind each one !!

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