What's your Cold Steel EDC today?

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by BMCGear, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    Three great blades! Great picture, love the Demko custom.
     
  2. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  3. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    Nothing better than a Deep Blue accompanied by some Cold Steel.

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  4. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
  5. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  6. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  7. Chris_Texas

    Chris_Texas

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    Apr 2, 2020
    Today will be a 6" TiLite and a clip point Recon1.
     
  8. Weiss

    Weiss

    271
    Jan 3, 2007
    Hold Out III.
     
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  9. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  10. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    Nice.
    Understated, useful blade.
     
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  11. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
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  12. Weiss

    Weiss

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    Jan 3, 2007
    It satisfies the sgian-dubh hankering in my smattering of Scottish genes.
     
  13. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    A two-fer
    Clearing some brush today. The Pocket Bushman got more use than the Grik.
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  14. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  17. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
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  18. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  19. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    Nice blade.
    How do you like the 4 Max as compared to the 4 Max Scout. Is the materials difference worth the extra cost? Is the fit and finish on the 4 Max better than that on the Scout?
    I ve been thinking about the 4 Max for some time, but the weight keeps me from buying. Plus, I keep thinking what role will the 4Max fill that isn t already filled by my Recon 1? Or my SR1?
    I not into safe queens anymore. If they weren t so scarce, I wouldn t even be considering one now.

    I m carrying my American Lawman today, after deciding between it and the Ultimate Hunter.
     
  20. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    whp:

    I would be untruthful, if I said the Scout was in the same league as the 4 Max. One is basically a luxury-version, and I use that term very generally, since the 4 Max is about the toughest blade I own. The upscale materials make it even stronger: G10 scales, titanium-liners, and CPM-20CV alloy steel. That being stated: the Scout is equally-as-strong, at a lower price-point and well thought-out. Its an alternative for people to experience owning a "4 Max" at an affordable price. Since I routinely carry large 'heavier' folders, the weight-aspect is a non-issue to me. Let's face-it; all knives cut things, they are just made in different configs to sell, and please the market. Usually, when Cold Steel retires a model they don't come-back (e.g., Talwar, Hatamoto, and Black Rhino).

    Further, I am a user and a collector like most knife-people. Plus, I'm a stickler for high-quality, and value-for-the-dollar. Which is probably unmatched by Cold Steel's Scout. You can find them most places for a shade under a hundred dollars. Both versions of this model will handle any cutting-task I throw at them. As with most Cold Steel blades, you can bet-your-life-on-them too!

    As a case-in-point, Benchmade has just 'retired' the Adamas automatic. I have the tan-version, and have always wanted the black G-10 offering. So I snatched one-up last night online. Its the strongest auto-knife I have ever owned! These routinely sell for in-and-around $250 bucks, but I had-to-have-it! I view blades from a weapons first perspective, which is why; I try to get the best. I'm glad I purchased two ZT 0300 'Tigers' when they were available a few years back. Now they've been retired for quite awhile too.

    I can't advise you on how to spend your hard-earned cash. Some things just have an esoteric-value to the person that wants it. Are you someone like that? I don't know. All I can say, is when they're gone, they're gone. I have been indecisive in the past about buying certain things, and then kicked myself for not getting it, when I had the chance. Wish I had grabbed a SOG Fatcat when they were out.

    In conclusion, I don't prefer one version of the blade over the other. But the mighty 4 Max is in a class by itself. When you handle one, you'll know and feel the difference. If you think it will be an expensive 'pink elephant' then pass-it-by. This is the best counsel I can give on this subject.

     
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