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Cold Steel Voyager Vaquero XL Serrated Review: Slashing Beast!

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by AtechReviews, Jul 27, 2017.

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    AtechReviews

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    Jul 3, 2017
    So, I received this knife in a trade and would like to share with you my thoughts about it.

    Because I have received it used (but definitely not abused), I won't do first impressions, but can say that this used knife is very smooth, the blade is just a bit off-center and the lockup is excellent.
    The knife is really sharp and tears really well (because of the serrations).

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    What did I like about this knife:

    - The Looks: the knife is genuinely impressive and looks scary and intimidating. I would even go a bit further and say that it almost looks evil.
    - The Slashing: this is definitely the best slashing blade I ever owned, and if you use your blades to slash water bottles, trees etc - you should consider this knife!
    - The Action: the knife is very smooth (surprising for such a large knife on washers).
    - The Ergonomics: sits very comfortably in the hand with different grip options.
    - The Lockup: Triad Lock holds the blade without any bladeplay and also allows easy one-handed closing.

    What I liked less about this knife:

    - This knife couldn't be flicked out with a finger: I even cut my finger trying it. It could be however opened pretty easily by gravity-flipping it.
    - This isn't an EDC knife. Despite Lynn Thompson's (founder and head of the Cold Steel company) statements that this is his favorite EDC knife and he carries it every day - it's too long, too wide, too heavy, too everything (and that what makes it so cool).

    Summary:

    - This knife is definitely special. It has awesome looks, tons of charisma and is genuinely impressive to hold and to use. On the other hand, it has no intended practical use (at least for me), unless I find a way to teleport myself into medieval times, when it was legal to slash people and use the knife for self-defense.
    With that being said, I enjoy owning this knife very much, even if it doesn't fit in my knife case and I am excited each time I have a task when it is possible to use it.

    Video demo + deployment methods + some use:

     
    Mick_1KRR and DocJD like this.

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