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A CS Drop Forged boot dagger to fill a hole in my collection...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by PocketKnifeJimmy, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
    Although I own a few representations of double edged push daggers, I currently have not one standard fixed blade dagger.
    So, while scanning a knife vendor website this morning before work, I poked around, (pun not intended), the double edged dagger section. I had known about the Cold Steel Drop Forged series, but only this morning did I decide to really consider one.
    Their one piece drop forged design started to grow on me as I looked at their online photos of it. Reading the specifications, I also had not realized that they were using 52100 carbon steel.

    So at that point I thought to myself...

    You don't have a fixed blade dagger in your collection, and you are certainly liking the simple visual appeal this one has

    You don't own any one piece forged steel knife specimens, and this one is exactly that ✔

    You don't have any 52100 steel material represented in your collection of knives, and this one is made of that steel ✔

    It seems very modestly priced, and it calls out to me, so why not place the order for it? ✔

    Looks like I will have a dagger in my collection :)

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2018
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  2. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016

    I have only the Bowie from the Drop Forged lineup . One piece drop forged 52100 . Probably the toughest knives available at near the price . :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Only downside is the fragile coating . Shouldn't matter for a dagger , especially just for a collection . For a user , the handle is better with a wrap for insulation and grip .
  3. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
    I have read about the finish durability, and it does seem to be a common complaint. But, yeah, that finish should hold up extremely well in one of my display cases, lol! ;)
    And about that finish... I have read silver, other times golden color... Which one is it?
    Thanks in advance :)
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  4. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    When I saw the OP, I was thinking “how comfortable can that handle be?”
  5. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    A bad coating is easier to strip.
  6. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
    I have on rare occasions purchased a second specimen to modify, (since I get a kick out of it every now and again). Maybe this one will wind up being one of those ventures, buying another for a modification project.
    Or, maybe I will just own the one... I never know where my aim will be, I just go with the flow ;)
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  7. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I have all the drop forged....except the newer push dagger. for what they are they are quite nice. the boot dagger is well done, on my example. I think you'll like it.
  8. Tommy-Chi


    May 25, 2017
    I have that 52100 CS Boot Dagger too. Looks good!
  9. KooKooforKukripuffs


    Jul 25, 2018
    I have a cold steel drop forged boot in one of my carts right now. Waiting for a gift card to arrive to hit the buy button. Their whole drop forged series are really nice.
  10. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    It does look like automotive paint light gold or bronze in the pics, but I’ve never seen one in hand.
  11. 19-3ben


    Jul 27, 2015
    Is the purpose behind a CS boot dagger, to carry it in your boot? Or is it to stab boots full of meat?

  12. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
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  13. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    The dagger is same color as my Bowie . Bronze/ Gold ish ? Hunter is black or silver .
  14. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
    Thanks :)
    Hmm, I wonder why the two different colors/finishes?
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  15. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
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  16. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
    I could not imagine having to keep that pace up for an 8 hour work day. And as for the noise, those look to be simple ear plugs. I would definitely want ear plugs AND ear muffs. The concussion alone is probably nerve wracking at that close distance, and at that pace he's working at.
    One day of this, I'd likely not be there any longer... I got to give him credit, he's doing it like a champ in a totally calm manner...

    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
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  17. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
    Well, just received it today.
    I can say, (imo), that it's very well executed... Two thumbs up on that, and two thumbs up on it's coolness factor.


    I did the hair shaving test on my left forearm, now having a funky looking bald spot on it... But, it does seem to be very sharp, lol! :)
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  18. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    Nice blade—pretty thick; does the sheath have a clip to attach to the boot?
  19. PocketKnifeJimmy


    Aug 4, 2013
    Yeah, it does, and it's easily removed, if one wants. The clip seems to kind'a work like the kind of clips found on men's pant suspenders... So it's a bit unique for this kind of application. Overall, it seems like a very nice (and very cool) knife :)
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  20. SOLEIL

    SOLEIL Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    The coating on mine is bronze/grey color on the surface. Under this coating is also a black coating that tends to wear somewhat easily. Main use for the knife so far has been throwing so most coatings will not survive that abuse. Other than the coating this series of CS is very durable. I got 2 of the boot knives along with the rest of the series.
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