Cold Steel Push Daggers

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Hey guys, was wondering what your thoughts/opinions on the cold steel push daggers? I've been considering getting one for a while but I'm not too sure which one. I've never had a push dagger before so I figure I need to get at least one.
 
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Not really a utilitarian blade, I kind of see those things as Mall Ninja tools. I'm sure they have their place, and serve a purpose-but for me I'd much rather have a fixed blade or a folder. For self defense nothing beats common sense, a good 50 yard dash time, and a .45 Glock. ;)
 
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I have a Cold Steel Safemaker 1 with 4-/2" blade and don't regret it. If your purpose is solely for self defense, you cannot go wrong with one.
 
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They are illegal to carry in many places in the US. I wouldn't buy one even if they were legal where i live.
 

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Definitely don't want to get caught carrying it in CA.

Not much that you can really do with it except to punch with it. I think that you will get bored with it very quickly and move on to other knives that have more use.
 

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Just as a collectible, they are beautiful knives. There are a few that are overdone :) but most push daggers are sleek, simple, and effective in their own evil way.

Cold Steel has had a number of different designs over the years, and even got one into a Schwarzenegger movie. :D
 
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Anyone know which one Berenger had in "Platoon"?

Guess you could carry one in California as long as it was visible on your belt unless of course you happen to be in a a city or county that has a double edge ordinance. I have a feeling even if perfectly legal it wouldn't be worth the hassle.

There used to be a company out here that made them, good steel and ivory, but they went out of business a while back.


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I know they're definatly illegal here in California, but I wouldn't carry it. I've always wanted one, they seem like a good last ditch self-defense item. I'll just have to figure which model to get. Cold Steel seems the way to go, gotta love that scene in Platoon. Thanks for the replies guys.
 
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Cold Steel makes a single edge push style thats not to large (3-4 sizes)...and you can carry it even in Kalif.....boot or belt.....but it still might be a eye/cop magnet....a good fast folder might work well with out being seen so easy...
but a nice push dagger is a A+ for "cool looking" and C- for use....unless your in a SHTF place
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My two cents. The push dagger can be a serious fighter. You need to hang on tight if slashing and yes one can slash with the double edge cold steel push daggers. They are really for a thrust but you can create an entry by defanging the snake (slashing the hand or arm) with the edge and then convert into a nice thrust high or mid.
Suggest try a cold steel first to see if you like the concept. To me the push dagger is a backup weapon. There are more expensive push daggers but never saw reason to spend more than what cold steel charges. I wish Emerson or Sypderco made a push dagger but well they don't.
 
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I carried one of the larger CS ones inside my duty belt for several years before I retired from policing.
A CS Culloden in a boot.

The push dagger is no toy, and it's not meant to be effective as a general purpose blade style.

If I were back in uniform, I'd carry it again.
Still have both knives.

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CS push dags are fine for what they are.
daggers no doubt and not one to be pushed around.
i would prefer something more compact like the one from benchmade though.
it's far sleeker, perhaps not quite so gripy in the ergos; and honestly this thingy is not something one would be utilizing for anything but,... and it well could turn out to be never.
 

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the current safekeeper in aus 8 is great if you do not have the space for a full sized fixed blade, but the sheath sucks
 
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I guess I plan on getting a safemaker II. Seems to fit the bill for what I'm looking for & I love the blade shape & the handle is no doubt the best I've seen on any dagger.

I just wish I could find a push dagger with an arrowhead blade like this with really hard, shape edges.

http://stores.universal-outfitters.com/Detail.bok?no=9

But that handle is just terrible.

If I could get that blade with the CS handle, that would be perfect for me.

Anyone have a good way of keeping these strapped to your boot? I dont know if I want it inside or outside... i would say outside just because I would think running it inside would not be that comfortable... but what options are there to strap it to the outside of your boot securely? Or are there other straps that have less material but yet work just as well?
 
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technically, they aren't all push daggers...they are only daggers (which are illegal in most of the U.S.) if both edges are sharpened, and from what I have seen, most of them, such as the urban pal, mini pal, and safemaker are not daggers; they only have one sharpened side.

how about trying something like this instead...its a folder that can be a normal folding knife, or can lock in the 90 degree position to be a push knife.
 

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Some of my favorite CS knives...
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i've got a cold steel safekeeper(II?), and its a nice sharp blade, about the same size and shape as a push dag i have by steve voorhis, 3-4 inch blade, wicked sharp... you could use it like a normal blade, but its not utilitarian at all. i like 'em.
 
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the safemaker2 is awesome and the benchmade one is pretty good too. both are high quality. the safemaker 2 has a much better grip/handle though so i would recommend that one.
 
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