Cold Steel "More Proof!"

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Well I asked for them and they arrived yesterday. Showed some really cool cutting tests and lots of pretty knives. The Ti Lites are now on my list. But I'm going to see if I can get the AUS8A blade put in the Zytel handles cause 420 seems to be really bad not matter who I ask.

The Tai Pan was really cool to watch. And so were the Recon 1 folders I carry. Seeing them hold 150 pounds and not failing was cool. And the Vaquero series cut just like I've heard, violent and massive.

BUT, I got real tired of being "talked down to" by Thompson after a few minutes. That and the fact that he seemed to really not trust himself. He'd go to make a cut and almost flinch and stumble. Not such why. But more than once I thought he was going to cut himself or flat out miss the target.

The sword video was the same. More than a few times I thought he was going to fall over from swinging the things.

And OMG the hype. That alone was worth the wait to see.


I would definatly reccomend sending away for thier new catalog and the DVDs. Very entertaining.
 
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Mr. Thompson seems to think the entire knife industry is united against his company. If anything, I'd say that folks who know what's what take any of Cold Steel's claims with a grain of salt.

I got the DVDs a few months back, and they are certainly entertaining, if somewhat redundant. Seeing the same "tests" done on every single knife they sell gets a little boring.

Good luck getting a Zytel Ti Lite with the AUS8A blade. I would somewhat interested in that combination myself.
 

ohen cepel

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I enjoyed their video.

Also agree that Mr. Thompson is full of himself though.

Like his products pretty well though. They have all proven to work very well for me.
 

glockman99

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Yup...That 420 steel isn't exactly one of my favoites, either, but the AUS-8A that Cold Steel uses isn't TOO bad...I have a Tai Pan (that is a pretty cool knife!) and a Tanto made out of AUS-8A, and I'm pretty pleased with their performance...('tho I like the 154CM and 440C that Benchmade uses, better...).

The Cold Steel DVD's are..."interesting".;).
 
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I have dreams of a Tai Pan in VG-10 or D2 tool steel. Sure it would double the price but the added edge life would be worth it.

Not sure whom to contact at CS to get just an AUS8A blade for a ti lite. hell i can do the swap myself. I'm just not going to pay for 2 knives when I just want the blade off a decent version.
 

glockman99

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ERINT said:
I have dreams of a Tai Pan in VG-10 or D2 tool steel. Sure it would double the price but the added edge life would be worth it.
...Added edge life???...The Tai Pan is a "fighting knife"...If you're cutting THAT much flesh with it, it's time to buy a pistol!.:D.
 
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Well I need it for sharkagator hunting. And since I can't afford a Howard Clark L6 Katana a Tai Pan was my next best bet. :cool:
 
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420 isnt the greatest steel out there. But its not all bad either. You must understand its limitations.
There are hundreds of guys on this board that either do currently, or have carried in the past the Buck 110, which uses 420.

As long as you understand what certain steels can and cannot do and know how to sharpen them, you will not have a problem.
Best of luck.
Robert
 
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Well 420 for a fighter isn't all that bad, but for a user knife that will definatly get worked with they should use something more substancial. I'm glad my Recon 1s are AUS8A and not 420 SZQ. use the tanto a good deal. Took about an hour to get it as sharp as I wanted it, but it's holding a great edge now.
 
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