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code 4 edge profile

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Tjstampa, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 25, 2019
    I just got a new code 4 tanto. I have read that these are hollow ground on some descriptions. To me it looks like a straight grind. What kind of grind does the factory use.
  2. Sergeua

    Sergeua Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    The spine is pretty thick on this one, but it slices good because it is hollow ground.
    The grind on the tip is definately more straight. Compare to that
  3. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I know Cold Steel changed the grind on the Recon1 and American Lawman to flat grind from a hollow grind a year or two ago.
    My Code 4 is 2-3 years old, and is hollow ground. I don t know about the new ones.
  4. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Hold a straight edge against the blade and see if there's a gap. Shouldn't be hard to tell.
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  5. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Code 4 still hollow ground.
    cwsmith17 likes this.
  6. Roguer


    Jan 5, 2015
    Both mine are hollow ground, clip points, but they are pocket knives not full duty field sheath knives. I love both of them. Dang it now...I gota get a tanto one...
  7. hermit dave

    hermit dave Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    If the line where the two blade grinds intersect is curved, its hollow ground (straight=flat ground). The leading edge is always flat ground on Cold Steel's tantos
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