Custom Crafted Concealex Sheaths
- Mar 23, 1999
Give my best reagards to Lynn, Robert and the rest of the CS crew for a Happy New Year!! Same goes for all here on the CS Forum.
There are 2 pages of new items with pics and descriptions on the Cold Steel website as I type this. There are several items that says "Image Coming Soon". This includes the description and specifications on some of these items but not all.Well, we're closed tomorrow so the release has been pushed back to Thursday. Completely forgot, sorry folks! One more day!
Satin VG-10 San Mai III blade but no leather sheath, it's Secure-Ex. And oddly enough the blade is described as being 4 1/2" long with a 5" handle but overall length is listed as 13 1/4". Obviously a mistake. Does not specify Japan or Taiwan as the place of manufacture but I would imagine Taiwan as all of the VG-10 San Mai blades so far have been made in Taiwan. The quality of those blades has been excellent in the examples I have seen and handled. Really looking forward to getting one of these new Black Bear Classics.I hope the Black Bear Classic is going to be satin, with leather sheath...
That 1911 tho...
It's the oddest thing to me.
Whoever designed this has balls. It goes against what people think a CS knife is, and might appeal to a new market. Maybe that's the point.
- When I think of a 1911, I think large caliber, full sized gun. This is a small blade by CS standards
- A liner lock instead of the illustrious tri-ad lock
- It's a budget offering, unlike any 1911 I've heard of
- That mini clip point tip, is it cool or ugly?
IDK man... this is probably biggest miss of the year. The design looks good but it has nothing im looking for in a cold steel - liner lock, plastic handle, flipper. If only they would make it in g10, triad lock and some better steel.
The other miss is the double safe hunter. After some production issue in China delaying the release if this knife, I thought cold steel would redesign it into a triad lock knife. This has so much potential to be as classic as the Lawman or Recon 1.
I honestly wonder what the thought process is behind the execution of these designs. If they have data to show that these will sell better than making them into a proper g10 triad lock version.
All the move towards plastic handle, cheaper steel, non-triad lock designs, I wonder if there some kinda major shift in strategy internally towards their folder business. Perhaps the sword and axe business is more important.
You forgot to mention the reintroduction of the Black Bear Classic! Of all the 2020 products this is the one that I have the most interest in and reading the posts in this thread I'm not the only one!Anyway, didn’t mean to start this year with negativity. At least there’s one new model that people seem to like, including myself - the Air Lite.
Happy new year everyone.