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Cold Steel Kobun, anywun got wun?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by JJaggar, May 1, 2016.

  1. JJaggar


    Jan 15, 2015
    I have the itch to buy an easy low price knife for once, and I love tantos and I don't own a Cold Steel blade yet. Does anyone here own a Kobun? I'd like to hear about it
  2. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    It's very light, very slim...if you feel the urge to carry a fixed blade knife for self defense, the Kobun is fairly concealable.
  3. Tar18


    Oct 3, 2012
    Hi. Yes I have one and it is very light and very slim. It is a great knife but it does not seem to want to stay in my boot. The clip does not seem to hold it very well and the sheath will come with the knife when I pull it from my boot. Other than that it is a great little knife. I feel with a better way to attach it to a belt it would be just great. Now I am not putting the knife down and maybe it is just me being unable to keep it attached to my boot the right way. All in all a nice knife.
    Tar :thumbup:
  4. GCG199


    Apr 26, 2001
    I had one a few years ago.

    I found the handle to be too small for me to hold comfortably though. The guard was too small too.

    I didn't get around to carrying it either.
  5. full flat grind

    full flat grind

    Jun 5, 2015
    I got one for kicks. It's a fun little knife, like a mini samurai sword.

    I don't use it that often, probably because I'm not a huge fan of the tanto blade shape.

    But it's fun for random stuff, so I keep it around.
  6. Pioneer Valley

    Pioneer Valley

    Nov 7, 2014
    Got one. Seems well made. Came sharp. Its my car knife. Seems like it would do some damage. I wouldn't be batoning or pretty much anything other than a possible self defense knife though.

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  7. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    Nice little knife for the price. Bought one for my nephew
  8. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    It's one of the best values around in fixed blades IMO. Had one, loved it, gave it to a friend before I moved to Denver, came back a year later and he still has it and loves it. I found it took and kept a keen edge very well and that the sheath was very nice. I think it's billed as a "boot knife", though, which would take some pretty sizeable boots to keep it out of sight.
  9. Kwon Kwang

    Kwon Kwang

    Jul 7, 2013
    I used to own a Kobun before I gave it to a good friend of mine (it never saw any use). It's an excellent, well made and well designed knife that comes with a wicked factory edge.
  10. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Car knife for me too... Part of my trunk kit.

  11. Pioneer Valley

    Pioneer Valley

    Nov 7, 2014
    Damn i need a vest. Where can i get one?

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  12. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    EBay. Make sure you buy Kevlar.
  13. link2derek


    Oct 8, 2010
    I just bought one - I figured I can't go wrong for $35... but it turns out I really like it! Super light and fast in-hand.

    I carry it on my weak side (left side, b/c my pistol is strong side). It clips nicely in between my belt and my pants, and that allows for either a left-handed reverse front draw, or a right-handed cross-draw. Here's a couple pics for ya':


  14. Angus McGunnigle

    Angus McGunnigle

    Jan 1, 2013
    Had for years. It is a good knife for is as a weapon and not much else, as the handle is thin, as others have said.
    An excellent shank though, as that is, IMO, what is is for. It is for the oh-SHIT ! Moments that could happen in life.

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