UPDATE 1/4/2017 - The new 2017 stuffs are posted on official CS website:
Merry Christmas everyone!
I was trying to find some more info on the new Goldeneye today and i stumbled across a listing on Knifecenter about this knife. When i do a search on all Cold Steel folders at KC im surprised to see that they already listed a lot of new models, with the price and specifications.
Please see here: https://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/s...ries=954&s=113
Interesting finds: (i only looked at the folder category)
1. There will be a lot of colors in 2017. A lot of models will have multiple color variant. Colors include - Red, Blue, FDE/Tan, OD/Neon Green & Orange. Existing models with color variants include Tuff Lite, Pro Lite, Finn Wolf & Ultimate Hunter
2. New folder models include the following:
Immortal --> 4" blade and 9" overall. Comes in OD Green and FDE. XHP steel. Weights 5.9oz with 3.5 mm thick blade. Is this the gladius from 2016? Listed for $120 so it's quite affordable
Goldeneye --> Already mentioned. Comes in spearpoint or tanto. 3.5" blade, American Lawman sized with S35VN. 4.1 oz, 3.5mm blade thickness, overall 8.375", handle 4.875". Also affordable at $115
Goldeneye Elite --> $200 version of the normal Goldeneye - Same S35VN steel with carbon fiber handle - blade 3.50", overall 8.375", handle 4.875". $85 more for carbon fiber handles?!?!
Night Force --> 4" DSC DAMASCUS Blade, 5" G10/carbon fiber laminate handles, 4.6 oz, blade Thickness 3.5 mm, Overall 9.0" - This one is VERY INTERESTING & is only listed for $239.95
SR1 --> Probably a beast. 4.5mm thick S35VN steel, blade 4.0", overall 9.375", 5.375" G10 handle, 7.3 oz. Listed for $150, which IMO is a steal for the amount of material
Frenzy I/II/III --> Also previously mentioned. Comes in 3 color handle combo. 5.7oz, 5.50" XHP blade with 3.4mm thickness, 6.75" long handle, 12.25" overall. Decent price at $144
Working Man --> Steve Austin's design, similar spec as Pro Lite, 4116 steel, GFN colored handle, basically a rebladed prolite with Spear/Drop point blade
Prolite Sport --> Same dimension as the Prolite, Spear/Drop point with opening hole instead of thumbstud
Grik --> Small knife with GFN handle, 3" blade, 6.857" overall, AUS8A blade
Khan --> 3" blade, 4" G10 handle, AUS8A blade - sounds like a mini broker skull with cheap steel(bummer)
Charm --> Mini knife, 1.25" S35VN blade, 1.635" polished micarta handle, 2.85" overall - too small for a folder IMO
New Recon 1 --> Not sure what the difference is vs the older one. But they were listed as "Coming soon" with a different SKU. Blade thickness is listed as 0.120", a typo?
New Lawman --> Not sure what the difference is vs the older one. But they were listed as "Coming soon" with a different SKU
New AK-47 --> Not sure what the difference is vs the older one. But they were listed as "Coming soon" with a different SKU
New Espada of various sizes --> Not sure what the difference is vs the older one. But they were listed as "Coming soon" with a different SKU
New Rajah & Counter Point --> Improved handle texture
Thompson LE XL Voyager --> Similar to the other limited edition Voyager XL tanto, but this one is Vaquero
Hope this made your day. Looking forward to 2017!
A few of must buy for me:
Last edited by hkyew; 01-04-2017 at 03:38 PM.
interesting. can't wait to see the pics.....thanks for posting.
Thanks for the heads up, appreciated. This is always an interesting time period for new releases.
Smelling the fall leaves and watching the minks catch crawfish.
One thing that drives me nuts about CS is the late and slow publication of their new catalogs and updates on the website.
Looks like a new color G-10 - flat dark earth - for the Recon, Espada, Lawman, AK, etc.
Really glad to hear about new models coming soon. To be honest tho im disappointed about them using AUS8 again, CTS-BD1 on their mid-range price knives i find is a better balanced steel, definitely a LOT more stain resistant.
Looks good so far.
They did discontinue a lot of stuff, so hopefully there will be be stuff posted by the time of the 2017 SHOT Show in Mid-January.
They should also post pictures of these on their Facebook page by then too.
an SRK in SK-5 for cheap? and at 65RH?!? wow, I'm getting two
Im kinda surprised that they didn't make a smaller version of the Broken Skull, which IMO would make a perfect EDC.
Hope the "new" Recon 1 is uncoated XHP. Nice to see new stuff either way.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the 1849 Rifleman's Knife. It's described as a 12 inch 24 ounce 1085 carbon steel blade with rosewood handle. Comes with a leather "scabbard" with brass fittings. Sounds similar to the Frontier Bowie.
The SK5 @ 65rc can't be the final hardness. If it is, plus the cheap prices, I will definitely be buying some of each.