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Knife or Death

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Man with no name, May 13, 2018.

  1. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    When watching the new show I often wonder how Cold Steel knives would fare on the course. I would choose either a Gurkha Kukri Plus or San Mai Trail Master. What Cold Steel knife would you use?
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  2. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Cool, not aware of this program, will watch later.
  3. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
  4. Raf32


    Jun 20, 2012
    I’d love to see a Cold Steel San Mai Kukri on Knife Or Death. It’s a great show, one of my favorite.
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  5. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Got a lotta love for TM SM but the Kukri might do better, would be interesting to see which does best. I was also thinking Magnum Tanto XII but it might be a little too light in weight. I think you have it covered.
  6. Kels73


    Feb 20, 2012
    This is the first I've heard of it. I'll have to check it out.
  7. ponykid


    Sep 14, 2015
    Actually someone did come on the show with a Cold Steel knife. I cant remember what the model was though. they did well but did not win
  8. DSB_85


    May 24, 2018
    the Two Handed Slant Tip machete might work for this :p
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  9. hk1123


    Mar 11, 2017
    MAA Messer IIRC
  10. JohnnyMayhem


    Aug 6, 2006
    I was thrown off by the customized Messer. The show wanted custom knives only. Now if CS had a custom shop that would be pretty slick.
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  11. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
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  12. exRonin1949

    exRonin1949 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2018
    I have the oldest iteration of the Kukri Plus, as well as the San Mai III Magnum Tanto Plus XII. You're correct, nephron, the Magnum Tanto XII is far too light. The Kukri Plus, however, depending upon whatever the best grade of steel available now is, should be more than equal to the task. I'm constantly amazed by the quality and feel of the CS Kukri premium grade knives. They fall in-between other quality kukri's, vis-a-vis weight, being in the "Goldilocks" category of neither too heavy, nor too light. Stout, well balanced, and very well made, you don't have to worry about grip/hilts falling apart, nor do you have to worry about their longevity. JMHO, and YMMV. I'll take a quality kukri over more conventional blades of similar weight, any day. If it's good enough for the Gurkhas, it's certainly good enough for me.
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  13. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I've seen the show once. I don't like watching knife abuse.

  14. hermit dave

    hermit dave Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    For this competition the longer bladed and two-handed gripped knives/swords seem to do the best

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