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Summary

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Cold Steel Inc. is a knife and tool company dedicated to creating the world's strongest, sharpest knives, swords, tomahawks, machetes, cutlery, tools for every day carry: EDC. Quickly adopted by Military, Law Enforcement Special units, Emergency Services Personnel, Self Defense professionals as well as members of the Martial Arts community, Cold Steel quickly became renowned for quality, strength, reliability and dependability in every day carry (EDC). Our diverse and varied line-up quickly grew to include not only a massive selection of folding knives (from smaller "EDC" blades, to our iconic giant “mega-folders”) but fixed blades, swords, sabers, pole-arms and halberds, as well as hunting gear, spears, blowguns, axes, machetes, tomahawks and tools!

Over the decades, Cold Steel has introduced pioneering new materials and designs that have helped to shape the world of the modern knife, edged weapons and tools. From the introduction of the checkered Kraton® handles, and the “Americanized” Tanto blade, to the inclusion of innovative new blade steels like San Mai III® and game-changing locking mechanisms (like our Tri-Ad™ Lock). As we look to the future, Cold Steel continues to bring new levels of strength, safety and performance to the market, providing tried and tested products that you can rely on – Anytime, Anywhere!

https://www.coldsteel.com/
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I give this company 9.5 out of 10 acorns.

I have been buying Cold Steel Knives since I was old enough to appreciate how useful having a proper knife in the outdoors truly was.

Most of their knives that I have bought have been the cold-forged, black oxidised finished utility variety, mainly machete use. My favourite thus far for such activity has been my LTC Kukri. My very first was a Bushman, a socket-handled knife shaped like half a leaf with a 7" blade. The kukri is still an excellent slashing tool for thicker brush, and stands in quite handily for a hatchet in most cases. Before I broke it, I had the Bushman mounted to a hickory handle about 18" long, mainly for billhook work.

They make a whole line of machetes inspired by historical blade models, so if you want a kopesh machete, they have one for you. Incidentally, I have one of their japanese-style (the laminated steel method, not the tanto point) hunting knives, with the hardened edge and soft core, akin to traditional sword blades. They also make a wide range of highly functional replica swords and knives.

This is definitely the place to buy that one knife you want to be able to rely upon, and maybe pass down to the next generation.

-CK
 
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