What floats your boat in 2021

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I think they will have to . :mad::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

The market rules ...eventually . Core Cold Steel fans are value conscious , not suckers bent over and happy ! :rolleyes:
I guess I'm a sucker bent over for CS. :eek: I hope you're right, that the street price will be more reasonable later on. But I'll most probably get one or two no matter what.
 

mwhich50

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I'm pretty happy with the 4 max Scout ,and the Shanghai Warrior I recently received.
I'm not real excited about 2021, and what I have seen so far. I'm expecting prices to be pretty high until things settle down some. Thanks GMO!
I may grab a Talwar after I see some review videos. I'm a little distrustful now.
 

sharp_edge

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I hate to say the obvious but if anyone thinks the Cold Steel knives will remain the same (both quality and price) as before, you are delusional. I bought AD10, AD15, Recon 1 Tanto, and 4Max Scount as soon as learning CS was sold to a company that I never heard before. Plus my Recon 1 clip point they should be sufficient for me and I don't care what the future of CS will be like.
 
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According to LT, the higher cost is mostly from the grinding operations. 3V takes a toll on the equipment. Maybe takes more time to produce also.
Yes, and not just grinding, everything. Blank cutting, grinding, polishing, sharpening, even adding a finish if you don't want it to rust. If the wear resistance is 2x then machine time and disposables wear will be 2x.
 
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I'm one of the few who would have bought a Trailmaster or Recon Scout in 4034, if only to see if I liked it without breaking the bank. But I don't believe these will ever appear. I suspect Cold Steel was having financial difficulties and that drove the 4034 fiasco. We haven't heard a peep from GSM about 4034 big knives, so I think that's no more.
 
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I'm one of the few who would have bought a Trailmaster or Recon Scout in 4034, if only to see if I liked it without breaking the bank. But I don't believe these will ever appear. I suspect Cold Steel was having financial difficulties and that drove the 4034 fiasco. We haven't heard a peep from GSM about 4034 big knives, so I think that's no more.

good to hear another person agree cold steel has a reputation of advertising a product then never producing it
Whether you want A2, 4034 3v the issues and manufacturing should be resolved BEFORE advertising a product for release to the public

Side note: after these weeks it is unbelievable to me of still NO CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
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