Demko designing knives and then having them manufactured in another country is not a significant departure from the Cold Steel business model of the past.
Demko designs really good knives and Taiwan in known for good quality production. I am optimistic.
Now, OTOH, as for Cold Steel going...
If allowed, I could have checked two vote boxes. If there is a knife I carry and use that I really like, I will get a "back-up" safe Queen, just in case that particular model is ever discontinued. Cases in point being the ZT 630 and the Becker BK-15. Not that these aren't/weren't even limited...
I am generally in the <$150 camp myself but have different knives for different functions.
EDC with heavy pants/hearty pockets; EDC with lighter weight trousers - hence the AD-10, Recon 1, etc. and my Spydercos.
Travel and times/places/circumstances where the knife might be separated from me -...
Put me in the combo edge camp; but I wish manufacturers would put the serrated section out by the tip and the plain edge section aft.
That being said, and as a total fan of the Spyderco Salt series both the H1 and the LC200N blades, a plain edge seems more useful for every day tasks and, as...
Good point JFK.
Is there any competitor to the Volcano?
I ask because despite my affection for trailing points, they don't seem to sell well. I am an outdoorsman and find that blade shape to me most useful. Even though it's not a dramatic trailing point the Chris Reeve One Piece Range "Sable" is...
I like Fallkniven but generally look for alternatives given that you have to send the knife across the pond if it ever needs warranty service - but, I am a sucker for trailing points (like the sadly discontinued Becker BK-15) and that Sir is one sexy looking trailing point!
The Wave or Wave+ is a great EDC multi-tool. However, when there's work to be done I prefer the Super Tool 300. The lack of one hand opening from a closed tool is easily solved with my ubiquitous pocket folder de jour; I never leave home without one.
A pocket folder and a ST 300 can do much.
I'm not a big fan of "Bug Out" but rather prefer to "Bug In" but I do have a "Get Home" bag or three and to contribute by equally values two-cents to the thread I would respectfully suggest the following:
Mora (why not? Light and cheap performer.)
Leatherman (scissors and saw...
To twist a time honored phrase to be apropos to Cold Steel Folders, they punch above their price. Every old Steel knife I own - every one, performs better than its price point.
As others here have mentioned they provide much for the money spent. They are rugged, reliable, durable - and work...
OK, it's an old thread and the OP probably already bought a knife, used it, sold/traded it, bought another then sold/traded that by now ... but I can't help myself.
I have and like ZT;
I have and like DPx;
I have and like Emerson.
My suggestion: SR1 or other full size TriAD lock, such as my...