Looks like Lynn Thompson started a new knife company "never unarmed'

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by needler420, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Man cave?:D
  2. Your Name Goes Here

    Your Name Goes Here

    Mar 28, 2018
    Exactly what I was thinking ! Inside view of LT's Man Cave ! Awesome.
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  3. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    So Lynn said I'm done with tools I'll take my weapons and go. Which to me is good new for CS brand as the weapon side of things was honestly one of the most distracting aspects along with the over the top performances by Mr. Thompson. I have been excited by the prospect of new ownership since old ownership was my high on my list of reasons to not buy CS products.
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  4. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    I apologize if this has been posted already, but I haven't seen it if it has:

  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Very interesting! I'll be watching closely.
  6. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    It can be hard to market the company when they try to appeal to both the Tools and the Weapons crowd. Especially in today’s PC culture, one side can be detrimental to the other side of the business. As you said, many people like you are turned off by the martial/weapon aspect of their marketing.
    It’s good that they split it so that the respective product lines can get marketed to their fullest potential to their target audiences.
  7. killgar


    Sep 24, 2002

    Welcome to Bladeforums sean2021.

    There is a subforum here specifically to ask questions about knife laws. You can find it here- https://bladeforums.com/forums/knife-laws.735/

    If you post a question in that forum be sure to mention what state you are in. Knife laws vary from state to state, and sometimes counties and cities have their own knife laws.

    There is also a subforum here dedicated specifically to switchblades. You can find it here- https://bladeforums.com/forums/automatic-knife-switchblades.688/

    As for your questions regarding switchblades, some are safer to carry than others. Many people carry them daily without experiencing accidental openings. A lot depends on the design of the knife, it's quality, how a person carries it, and what if anything they might carry in the same pocket, or the activity they engage in. Several switchblades also have safeties to prevent accidental openings.

    As for switchblade lock types, there are several. On side-opening switchblades (off the top of my head) there are back locks, button locks, and lever locks. There are also switchblades which use the blade catch that holds the knife closed as a lock when the blade is open (also known as button-open/button-close).

    I'm not familiar with out-the-front switchblades, so I'm not qualified to try and explain the types of locking mechanisms they use.
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  8. killgar


    Sep 24, 2002
    I'm hoping for an auto version of the Ti-lite 6 (but not with a kriss blade. Not a fan of kriss blades). Either flat-ground, bayonet, or dagger grind. I'd be happy with any, or all of those (and happy to buy all of them).

    Or at least a manual T6 with Kray-Ex/Kraton handle scales.

    Fingers crossed. But not getting my hopes up too high.
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  9. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    State Knife Laws | American Knife and Tool Institute
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  10. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Ok im on board with this. All the goofy stuff that I actually buy from CS? Yep.

    Prices seem reasonable too. Really digging those balisongs.
  11. unklfranco


    Apr 2, 2011
    Very good news. Thanks for sharing.
  12. HJK

    HJK Moderator Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
    i haven't bothered with Cold Steel for along time, but when it was young and pure Lynn I liked alot and looked past some of the occasional problems. If he's starting again I'd certainly give it a look. Standards are higher now, I think. I wish him well, but that's not a sure thing. Sometimes your old company doesn't take kindly to the competition. I hope they worked it out. He could come up with some good stuff.
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  13. GCG199


    Apr 26, 2001
    Yes, I figured that something like this would happen.
  14. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    The "Never Unarmed" logo has some kind of red and blue figure , maybe a shield ? :confused:

    New team colors ? o_O
  15. Stahlmann


    Jan 21, 2021
    Wow, this is huge. NeverUnarmed could become the largest seller of automatics and balisongs in the world. Lynn sure has the ability and courage to push them in today's world. I never really understood why they were largely absent from Cold Steel's catalogue over the years?
  16. Your Name Goes Here

    Your Name Goes Here

    Mar 28, 2018
    OK, ok, that makes sense. I get it now; I thought Lynn had hired his brother in law to do the lighting ; )
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  17. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Weirdly , the new 2021 CS catalog also has 2 balisongs listed as "coming soon " .

    The pic on Never Unarmed balisongs have the CS logo / label .

    Not sure what's the deal here ? :confused:
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  18. sean2021


    Jan 18, 2021
    Thank you for the replies regarding my questions about switchblades. Had a look at “automatic knives” subforum. Looks like what I’ve been desiring is a classic Italian style switchblade (ie Leverletto). If you’re reading this Mr Thompson....would love to see you introduce something similar. Thank you for contributions to the knife community. Awaiting for my Counterpoint 1 to arrive shortly....been carrying a Counterpoint 2 for years now, love the knife. Will be ordering the Mini Recon 1 (clip point) once they are released
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  19. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017

    Learn to pronounce

    past tense: duped; past participle: duped
    deceive; trick.
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  20. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Maybe. Your guess is as good as mine, until he clarifies it himself.
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