Some time back, I expressed an interest in Cold Steel's Spartan folder.
I was looking for the do-all, ultimate SHTF knife.
Production was delayed forever. Of course, since J.D. has the inside track on everything, he had one immediately after it was released. He taunted me, even used it as a lure to get me back here during one of my absences.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, I now possess this knife.
The purpose of this thread is threefold:
1) I'm calling J.D. out. He is a man of action. I consider myself to be the same. As tempted as I am to put this blade in the safe, I have to know if my faith was justified. I propose a series of cutting challenges, to be recorded here. I welcome suggestions as to what you would like to see us do.
2) To see if the knife is worthy of the name. I fully intend to abuse it beyond warranty. I will cut anything, I will pry stuff open. I will envision a zombie apocalypse, and imagine what I might need the knife to do, and do it. If the knife survives, I want my brothers here to know that you can stake your life on it.
3) I want Cold Steel, and Lynn Thompson, to see this as a grassroots consumer test. If the knife is good, you guys get an unbiased and honest assessment from one of your own, and you should buy it. If it sucks, you will hear that, as well, and Cold Steel could gain valuable feedback. They should probably send us freebees to test, as well.
Two of us, cutting everything on two coasts with the same knife, should offer a fair challenge to a knife named for some of the greatest warriors ever to grace a battlefield.
That is, if J.D. is up to it.