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Old 08-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #31
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Why does everybody think that Cold Steel knives are so great. Got, have they got a propaganda department.

I used to have about 20 Cold Steel knives. This was about 15 years ago, back when they were made from their Carbon V steel, which had a performance similar to O-1, not the current AUS 8 they use for most of their knives. I had the Trailmaster, the SRK (which I still keep in one of my "get home bags", the Recon Tanto, the Mini Tanto, the Hai Hancho (the original, with the deep cut serrations), two Outdoorsman, two mini Outdoorsman; California Drop Point; two of their double edged push daggers, which I think were called the Defenders, and several of their San Mai folding knives in various sizes and shapes. The old knives were better than what they have out today. And you know what? They are medicore. At best, they are middle of the road. Sure, you can buy worse, but to listen to their hype you would think they were the greatest blades since Excaliber, when they are just decent knives. Really. They just piss the hell out of me. How many people here have tried the old Effingham Blackjacks, Bark River, Fallniven, Chris Reeve; Zero Tolerance -- to name a few. Not to mention Benchmade and Spyderco.
Midway sells cold steel knives starting at $11 and they ship free. Naturally everyone that shops at midway has at least one of them. I would not recommend a cold steel knife for anything that requires a heavy blade.
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Glock knives. I have at least two in my backpacks. Cheap, light and who cares if they break. Just like all their products.

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An expensive knife for me is my Swiss Army knife that my wife bought for me many years ago. I've seen them for about $30 or so. That being said, I know there are many out there that have no issue buying a knife on the other side of $500. I really don't understand. I know the steel is better quality and yada, yada, yada. When it gets into the range of that expense, I'll buy another gun. A cheap knife is still going to cut. good luck to all

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Possum, I think your $50.00 proposition puts many very decent work knives in the "cheap" bin. I use a knife hard in my work and I have been using a Ken Onion designed, Kershaw pocket knife for the last five years. The blade holds an edge well, the handle is comfortable in the hand, it has a very efficient, one-hand opening system. It is still reasonably tight. I just can't ask more for a working knife, regardless of the price.

I do own some pocket knives in the $100.00 range, but I still carry the Kershaw.

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What are you going to use kitchen knives for....just wondering.... And dont try to use the stove when i'm not there...............
WHAT......I need them to open the mail, and other stuff....LOL
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And...we do have some nice kitchen knives....I keep them in a safe place...so you don't drag them off to chop tree branches, or open feed bags, or get them melted on the starter of the tractor (still dont get that one).
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Ruh....Roh!

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My work knife is a Gerber mini paraframe. 11 bucks at Wal-Mart. My "carry knife" is an original bali-song I bought off a dude for 5 bucks.

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i know there isn't a knife i have that i paid more than $30 for. my daily carry pocket knives always cost less than that. i will get a couple years out of them before they get lost or i break or ruin the blade doing something stupid with it....which is why i won't pay more for a knife than i do

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I usually cheap out on knives but it's mostly because I'm broke anyway. I'll look at a knife before I buy it I don't just get the cheap POS's, if it looks cheap and flimsy I don't buy it just because if it looks like it's crap 10 to 1 it is crap. But I usually spend 10 to 30 on a knife depending. I got this Kershaw wildcat knife for 15 came with a leather holder and what not and it's been a good little knife I've put it through a bunch of stuff and it's still holding together.

I do care what my knives are made out of I prefer wood and steel I stay the hell away from plastics and ceramics. Don't get me wrong I've seen some pretty nice ceramic knives I just don't trust them. I prefer a nice tool steel blade but as long it's holds an edge for a good while I'm good, although I won't lie I do like sharpening my blades gives me something to do in my down time and it's kind of relaxing.

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