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What's your Cold Steel EDC today?

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

  1. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    Goo
    Good information, and I appreciate your perspective.

    When I first saw the introduction of the 4 max Scout I looked at the materials and thought “what does this knife do that I can t do with my large Voyager, and save 4-5 oz of weight?” And the Voyager has been a very strong, durable knife in my experience. Now I m thinking the same thing about the 4 Max and one of my Recon1 s. I suppose I m not so much a collector any more, and now mainly a user. And there is nothing I use a folder for that my Recon 1 can t handle.
    I greatly appreciate bargains in knives , which is one thing that attracts me to Cold Steel. And the 4Max is probably the closest I would ever get to owning a custom blade.

    I must admit the increasing scarcity of the 4 Max is somewhat alluring. But as of now, I think I ll pass. I think. !!
     
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  2. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  3. timberweasel

    timberweasel Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    I recently picked up a couple o' Cold Steel knives just for kicks: a large Voyager (amazing bang-for-buck folder, IMO) and an American Lawman in S35VN--very happy with both. Carrying the Lawman today.

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    I am pleasantly surprised by the Lawman. I thought it might be similar to the Spyderco Native, where you're kinda forced to use the choil for a full grip. I'm finding the Lawman equally comfortable choked-up or no. The knife is a lot thinner than I'd imagined; nice and slicey. The only nit-pick I have is the blade coating--no big deal though. Overall, nicer knife than I thought it would be... :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    The Cold Steel Voyager rocks!

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  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. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
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  8. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  9. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I carried the same Recon 1 today that I posted Friday. Actually I carried it everyday since I've gotten it. It's such a solid knife. I had a Recon 1 a while back that I wish I would have kept so this one is good to have back.
     
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  10. killgar

    killgar

    Sep 24, 2002
    Here's a pic of my Cold Steel daily carry, and how I carry them.

    Ti-lite 4 stuck in a section of bicycle inner tube looped on my belt. The grip and stretch of the inner tube holds the knife securely but allows easy access by just grabbing and pulling. I like carrying it this way because I can access it easily with either hand.

    The Ti-lite 4 has been modified. Both guard spurs removed, I ditched the thumbstud, replaced the plastic back spacer with an aluminum one, and ground away the back portion on the "fishtail" butt of the knife (my hands didn't like it).

    The other knife is a Ti-lite 6 carried in an underarm shoulder rig that I originally made many years ago to carry fixed-blades, but it accommodates a variety of carry options.

    The Ti-lite 6 has been modified as well, the rear guard spur has been removed (the one that sticks out when the knife is closed), I ditched the thumbstud, replaced the plastic back spacer with an aluminum one, added 3 3-56 screws and nuts to more tightly compress the liners and back spacer together (they're hidden under the stock handle scales), and I coated the handle with a thick layer of Plastidip for a rubberized grip.

    My only mode of transportation are motorcycles, and I always wear a jacket when I go out, so my knives are always concealed from public view.

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  11. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  12. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
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  13. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    Nice ones, Neph! Espadas, and a 1911 are first-class all-the-way! Not to mention the CS Tanto.
     
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  15. rdg

    rdg

    639
    Oct 30, 2002
    My new to me, Ozark Hunter. Blade had some patina, but still carried the factory edge when I got it. No blade play and solid lockup. Love the Carbon V steel, it's a fantastic slicer!
    Bob
     
  16. rdg

    rdg

    639
    Oct 30, 2002
    My new to me, Ozark Hunter. Blade had some patina, but still carried the factory edge when I got it. No blade play and solid lockup. Love the Carbon V steel, it's a fantastic slicer!
    Bob
     
  17. JW82

    JW82

    4
    Nov 30, 2020
    Recon 1 (with DLC coating), Mini AK - 47, Spartan, Pro Lite Clip Point, American Lawman, Voyager, it varies from day to day, as I rotate my blades, but I usually have is the Recon 1 or Voyager Tanto.
     
  18. rdg

    rdg

    639
    Oct 30, 2002
    Had the medium and the large Twistmasters on the Lansky today - wow I love that Carbon V steel! Have a Ranch Boss 2 on my belt now, really an excellent knife.
    Bob
     
  19. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
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  20. desmobob

    desmobob

    May 5, 2003
    I've been carrying my new Recon 1 spearpoint since I got it a few days ago. I read where a lot of folks thought the 4 Max Scout was too large for EDC. I thought, "Heck... I'm a big guy. I don't mind carrying a ZT301 so I bet the 4 Max would be OK to carry. I'll give it a try."

    Today, the 4 Max Scout showed up in my mailbox. It's freaking huge. And heavy. I love it, but I don't know how often I'll be carrying it! :)
     

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