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AD-10 and AD-15 Shipping

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Murindo, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    I had it happen once. Same number of times it happened with Spyderco. Actually can't recall it ever happening with Kershaw which is surprising.
  2. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I've gotten bad cold steel edges before. more than 1. same applies to about every other brand knife, i own, including spyderco and Kershaw.

    this ad15 I got is very sharp with decent bevels and well done though.
  3. majen


    Dec 6, 2008
    Knifeworks has them in stock for anyone looking
  4. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    I've definitely seen a few CS knives with horrid factory edges. My American Lawman and SR1 were uneven and needed to be sharpened out of the box.
  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I've noticed with Cold Steel that while the edge is usually sharp, the bevels are often at very different angles even if the width of the bevels is the same. In other words, the edge isn't centered. It's like they oversharpen it on one side so they then lower the angle on the other side to make the bevel the same width.
    Spyderco does a better job with sharpening.
  6. GlockMonkey


    Sep 8, 2002
    Massdrop has the AD-10 and AD-15 at $119.99 right now. Not shipping till next month, but I couldn't resist at least trying the AD-15 at that price.
    jbmonkey likes this.
  7. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    The AD-15 is an additional $18.
  8. GlockMonkey


    Sep 8, 2002
    I saw that on the description page, but they are both $119.99 when checking out. Hard to know what's intended with Massdrop. They seem to throw things up with the smallest amount of effort possible.
  9. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    Did they charge for shipping? I ordered mine from DLT and expect it here tomorrow.
  10. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Apparently it was an error because the checkout page now reflects the advertised price.
    jbmonkey likes this.
  11. zl1


    Nov 24, 2012
    Got an AD-10 in today. Damn.
  12. Poleaxe


    Dec 27, 2012
    I just got my AD-15 in yesterday and it's very nice. Just curious, does anyone know how the scorpion lock compares to the tri-ad in terms of strength? I understand the Tri-ad is going to be the stronger of the two.
  13. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    One thing Andrew said in a video was that the Scorpion Lock would not handle spine whacks well. But other than that I've heard that it is plenty strong.
    jbmonkey likes this.
  14. Hunter2053


    Feb 17, 2019
    The AD10 I received today is the nicest knife I have ever owned. But, the clip is soooo tight, it is unusable. Any tips for adjusting it?
  15. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Reducing the clip's width will weaken the spring, alleviating clip tension and sparing your pocket...at least in theory.
  16. bladesign


    Feb 15, 2019
    I removed the clip, set it on a flat surface (as if on the knife)
    pressing down the area where the screws holes are... this will show you how the clip sits, and if theres any distance
    between the surface and the end of the clip (usually none). Now bend the clip up, and set it back on the flat surface,
    while pressing on area where the screws holes are. Usually you will start to see a bit of a gap,
    this will tell you that you've bent it up a bit. Now install it back on knife and try it in the pocket.
    Adjust as needed while using the flat surface as a "distance/gap" meter... because it doesn't take but a few
    thousands of an inch usually.
  17. gastonian

    gastonian Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    Just wanted to say that I have been enjoying the AD10 so far! Here it is compared to my other tank knife. The AD10 is by far my favorite CS knife to date. :thumbsup:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  18. `br4dz-

    `br4dz- Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    Anyone else have an AD-15 that's hard to open and hard to close? Mine takes a great deal of force to break the detent, and pretty much takes two hands to close, or a lot of effort with one hand. Watched countless videos and it definitely is not as effortless as other people's ad-15's. Thinking about returning it.
  19. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    The pivot screw isn't too tight?
  20. `br4dz-

    `br4dz- Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    Loosend it to the point of severe blade play and it's just as bad. Breaking the detent is insane, I think the pin on the yoke is sitting too deep in the groove making it very hard to engage and disengage.

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