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I want a 4 Max....

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Screwdriver, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2010
    I really want a 4 Max, but having a hard time with the price. This is just my opinion, but I wish it was $100 less. I just bought a ZT 0909 and it is a beast, and after reading some use tests, S35vn is pretty close to CPM-20cv. Except for the Tri-Ad lock, I am having a hard time justifying $200 more than I paid for the 0909.

    I might drive up to Cold Steel tomorrow or Friday as they are about an hour away so I could hold one. But their price is a bit steep, so I won't get wallet itch and walk with one.

    Anyhow, just babbling.
     
  2. Kels73

    Kels73 Gold Member Gold Member

    757
    Feb 20, 2012
    I'm starting to get the itch for a 4 Max too. I suspect I'll cave in eventually! ;)
     
  3. robin11

    robin11

    81
    May 10, 2014
    Its the toughest folder by far....no competition

    still waiting for mine to arrive...doesnt look like its CS fault. beginning of december they send it to discount cutlery...still didnt receive it

    paid 340 dollar for it apart from shipping. a average ZT cost at least that much over here
     
  4. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    I wouldn't mind having one either. I've read around here they are close to a custom knife. Like you mentioned I'd like to get one in hand to check out first though.
    I believe they are back ordered most places also.
     
  5. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Why do you want one? I'm not suggesting that you should not want one. But what are the real, honest, core reasons that you want it?
     
  6. AF

    AF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 14, 2000
    I'd like to check one out. Looks like we may be in between production runs now if the rumor is true that production is moving to Italy. Would like to know if there will be any minor design changes or a price change.
     
  7. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Strictly want over any need.
     
  8. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    I have one, as well as a few Demko customs. The Demkos are impeccable, and tough as nails, and the 4Max is comparable. If it said Demko on is instead of Cold Steel, it would be tough to tell the difference. The fit and finish is perfect, and the knife is just a complete beast.
     
  9. Jimislash

    Jimislash Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    260
    Jul 7, 2016
    Did you get in on the first run?
     
  10. ceptor781

    ceptor781

    728
    Feb 4, 2012
    Seconded. Only one Demko custom to compare the 4Max to but based on that comparison and other custom knives the 4Max is outstanding. Glad to have one made in USA and with the proper step in the lock bar, first release. Shame their moving to Italy for production.
     
  11. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr

    Jan 6, 2012
    I would do bad things for a Coldsteel 4Max.........

    Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
     
  12. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Yessir.
     
  13. hkyew

    hkyew

    956
    Apr 3, 2007
    I heard things went downhill after the first run... watch Jimislash YT video about this
     
  14. GCG199

    GCG199

    Apr 26, 2001
    Looks like the new version that is made in Italy will have a light (cool) grey G10 handle scales.

    The MSRP came down a bit too.
     
  15. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2010

    So no more made in the US? Kinda sucks that CS can't figure out how to keep production here.....
     
  16. Murindo

    Murindo Gold Member Gold Member

    851
    Jul 4, 2010
    Mine is a third run and is made in the USA and is perfect in every way.
     
  17. AF

    AF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 14, 2000
    The new one is now listed at coldsteel.com. Made in Italy. The part number changed from 62RM to 62RN. MSRP dropped by $30. Color from desert tan to cool grey.
     
  18. duro

    duro

    821
    May 25, 2012
    I was let down. My 4 max had fit and finish issues, in addition to a lock issue. Also less than stellar customer service. Maybe they have stepped it up, but I moved on.
     
  19. Jimislash

    Jimislash Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    260
    Jul 7, 2016
    Ooooo, now I want a grey one!
     
  20. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Well, I picked one up today. Holy carp! Fit and finish is flawless....and the G10 is as others said, top quality. Anyhow, it makes my ZT 0909 look like a toy.

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