Cold Steel panic buy thread

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by oxman198, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    So I have seen many people posting about all of the CS blades they have been panic buying before "its too late." Im a little guilty of this as I have a DLC G-10 Ti-Lite 6" on its way to me right now. Ive always wanted one but this whole GSM thing gave me the kick in the ass to stop waiting. Im assuming (hopefully incorrectly) that if certain blades were on the chopping block, this would be one. Pics to come once it arrives.
    What are your GSM/Cold Steel panic buys?? Post em up!
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  2. jdk1

    jdk1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Blow gun darts. .625 darts aren't common and certain types of CS darts have been unavailable for a while.
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  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    6" Ti-lite, Rajah 2, and a BUNCH of FGX stuff:D
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  4. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    I was thinking of getting the full monty XL Espada, but I decided I'd rather kit out my M1 Carbine instead. I'll get more fun out of the gun, anyway. Then again, I'd maybe get more than my money back in five years from the knife.

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  5. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    Blowgun darts and accessories
    Recon Tanto SK5
    Recon 1 Tanto
    Recon 1 Satin Tanto
    Recon 1 Clip Point BladeHQ desert warrior
    2x Micro Recon 1 Spear Point 4034
    Micro Recon 1 Spear Point AUS8
    2x Pro Lite Sport
    Bush Ranger Folder

    I think I’m set.
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  6. SeanODCS


    Aug 1, 2007
    Rajah II
    Recon 1 Spear Point (new G10 style)
    Voyager XL Kris
    Voyager XL Vaquero
    Voyager XL Vaquero Serr
    Voyager XL Clip
    G10 Espada L

    Also found a near mint Carbon V Trail Master (Gen 1) with leather sheath.
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  7. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I got couple warcrafts coming.....medium and large versions. pricing was good on them.
  8. GlockMonkey


    Sep 8, 2002
    Voyager XL Tanto
    Espada L S35
    Espada XL AUS10
    Counter Point XL
    4-Max Scout (ordered, but may not receive)

    Trying to be good, but may get a few more. I'd suspect Cold Steel already had manufacturing contracts in place for at least the better sellers and there will probably be more of them available later, but I'd hate to miss anything.
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  9. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Ultimate Hunter and a back-up Code 4
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  10. killgar


    Sep 24, 2002
    I already own 3 Ti-lite 6's (my preferred model- satin finish/zytel handle). Bought the last one just recently. I was planning on buying it anyways before I heard of the sale, but the sale motivated me to stop procrastinating.

    The little voice in my head tells me to buy another one. And I always regret not listening to that voice (oh if only I had listened), but on the other hand I've been burned before buying multiples of knives being "discontinued". So it's a dilemma.

    I do regularly check the availability of the T6. In fact, going to check again right now after I hit "Post Reply".

    EDIT: Still available.
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  11. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    When I talked to my "guy" last week, his distributor (Blue Ridge, I think) was already badly picked over.

    I wanted a bunch of different stuff but it was "no dice" on so much stuff (like darts) that I finally gave up.
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  12. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Two Bush Rangers
    One Spetznaz shovel

    I didn’t realize how sharp the edges of the shovel were going to be. This thing is wicked.
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  13. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Oh, I forgot about that shovel!

    I have the short handled version but probably need a longer one as well. I wonder if the shovels are good sellers.
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  14. Chris_Texas


    Apr 2, 2020
    Large Espada (love it)
    XL Vaquero in plain edge (love it)
    Frenzy (Cold Steel winter sale, very poor quality control, worst I have ever seen from CS. I have been tuning and tweaking it for hours now and it is still not great)
    6" Hold Out (from a local shop, love it)
    Paradox (same local shop, not a fan, but it was very cheap)
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  15. fishface5


    Feb 3, 2001
    I may need to finally get a drop forged survivalist
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  16. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    Nice find on the tm! I almost regret beating mine up so bad since there's no telling when we will see another carbon v equivalent or better in the TM. I really thought about getting doubles on the xl voyagers since they are my favorite line, but I decided to chance it for now.
  17. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    Sucks about the frenzy, I have one and its flawless. I got it when they just came out though. I need to find a 6" holdout too. I always regret not getting that one.
  18. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    That shovel is my number one camping/ outdoor tool. So useful.
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  19. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    That's a very solid lineup. If they cut the espada there may be an uprising.
  20. knomad


    Feb 23, 2013
    I ended with a user carbon v master hunter and a broken skull in cts xhp, but it was a lil before "the announcement"

    Everything I really want is older production, and I kick myself for not buying when they were cheap:

    All terrain hunter in carbon v, >$20 new
    Mini bushman in sk5, I swear I had an ad for these guys for $13 when I was a kid, shoulda bought a box of them.

    Both of these have had ebay listings for $100+.

    I may still end up with an another all terrain hunter, supremely under rated blades.
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