This is kinda tragic.Couldn’t get A2, so they decided to use liner material
Or Trail Master Trainer - if they sell it dull with rounded tip, it'd be improvement over rubber trainers.CS best call it the "Trail Master Lite "
Maybe you got some magical HT ?
I doubt that any HT can make very low end steel perform as well as something that much better, unless their O1 was poorly heat treated.I'm reserving final judgement until I see some actual test results , but not real hopeful about this direction for CS iconic models .
Yeah , it does all seem like a cruel joke .This is kinda tragic.
Or Trail Master Trainer - if they sell it dull with rounded tip, it'd be improvement over rubber trainers.
I doubt that any HT can make very low end steel perform as well as something that much better, unless their O1 was poorly heat treated.
I'll also wait for testings and reviews, if this thing will be rolling like crazy and/or breaking - it'll be huge stain on Cold Steel name. And with composition and reputation of this steel, I'm not an optimist.
In any case, Cold Steel is getting roasted here right now, which I hope will have some influence on them.
I also still kinda hope it's a joke, because it does sound like something you'd hear at April 1.st...
In any case, well heat treated O1,52100 or SK-5 would perform better than well heat treated 4034... I won't even mention 3VLet’s wait until we see the product before passing full judgement.
Cold Steel has shown us that they get the heat treat right in a multitude of steel choices.
Look what Buck does with 420hc. Ontario switched to 420 in the Woodsman and that thing performs on par with the previous 5160.
Yes, it’s not what us knife nuts wanted.
CPM-3V, O1, A2, 52100...definitely and unequivocally would have been better.
But before we get crazy and write off the brand let’s see the product and pricepoint, then test it out.
If it sucks...well...it won’t sell.
Most affordable 3V knives are Pnedleton Hunters.I just don't get it. For Cold Steel in the last few years has upped their steels game which in turn has created a dedicated following.For this is a huge step backward.