4 Max Scout

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by LarsAnna, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. LarsAnna

    LarsAnna Going to Valhalla Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2014
    4-Max Scout vs 4-Max.

    -AUS10A vs CPM-20CV
    -Steel vs Titanium
    -Griv-Ex vs G10
    -10.2oz vs 9.2oz
    -The stop-pin is smaller, albeit not small in any way.

    It's every bit as beefy as the 4-Max and can take a serious beating.
    The handle has a mild texture to it, making it very easy to maintain a grip on.

    It is brand new, so I can't comment on durability of edge etc, but I have next to no concerns with the AUS10A

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  2. kreole


    Jul 23, 2009
    Appreciate the rundown and great pics!
  3. cvnhank


    Jan 1, 2004
    Thanks for the awesome report.
  4. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Nice, I ordered one.
  5. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Looks like the pivot could be smaller too?
  6. Hungryone


    Apr 10, 2011
    I received mine today. It’s a beast!

    I bought it from Cold Steel. Also ordered a Safe Maker 2 and received a free Canadian Belt Knife.

    It’s great start to the weekend!

  7. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Nice Panda!o_O:D
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  8. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    Nice. The Scout is definitely a monster. Jimislash did his version of a torture test, whacked at a 2x4 probably 100 times and it still sliced paper like a razor afterwards. I'm telling you, this AUS10 is not to be overlooked despite not being everyones idea of what we should be doing. It's insane how well it performs with good heat treat.

    Seems like everyone is agreeing with this model, nothing but good things being said and it's holding up to all of the tests, which is no surprise. It'll probably hold over 700lbs would be my guess, unofficially.
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  9. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Is the pivot smaller diameter too, or are the ends just not flared out as much?
  10. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    It is a smaller pivot by nature, but it is not as small as the left hand side screw makes it look. Maybe someone here will disassemble theirs (not encouraging this) and investigate soon.
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  11. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Handles look to be chamfered a bit differently around the perimeter. Can't wait to get one in hand!
  12. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    How is the deployment on the 4-Max series? Is it manageable enough with one hand? From the looks of it, it looks like opening a bank vault with my thumb lol.
  13. TRuehr


    Nov 10, 2017
    i had an italian 4 max and I now have one of the scout model and they both opened comparably to any of the other 4 in folders cold steel makes with one hand.
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  14. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    The 4 Max is very-easy to open with your dominate thumb, or pulled-open with your opposite thumb, and fore-finger. For safety, I would advise using two hands to close this one.

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  15. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
    Recently viewed Demko's quick-review of the 4 Max Scout, on the Cold Steel website. After watching-it, I'm sold. It's the next CS blade, that I need. Impossible to go-wrong for MSRP of $120 USD. Basically, he explained it was an up-sized AD-10, that he was shooting for. For a burly all-purpose knife, I don't think you can beat-it. Demko explained the 'mystery-hole' at the front of the knife, and why it's there still. Still not many in the retail-chain yet. Here's a web-pic of the knife; for those who might not, have had a chance to really seen-it.

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2020
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  16. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    I agree with closing Triad knives two-handed, Zephyr. So far, all my Cold Steels have that guillotine snap after you get past half-closed.
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  17. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    We weight tested it yesterday and didn't get very far. Sheared the grade 8 bolts off of our weight hanging rig at 400lbs, they're a little tired from testing so many knives. Knife didn't even budge at 400 though which is great.
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  18. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    People who say this testing is not valuable, or pointless have never had a locking knife fold on them and cause injury!!
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  19. shane

    shane Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 1999
    The strength tests are what recently drew me to Cold Steel. Saw some surprising results and it has changed my view of a few knives. You never know when you may need to depend on that lock.
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  20. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007

    All my triad locks have been lovely one hand open, one hand closed.

    It is my favorite lock, to be honest.

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