Custom Code 4

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I did, but between Florida heat and my own sweat, I knew it would turn into a sticky mess eventually.
I was asking because I have a friend right now in the US who is going to bring me a few goodies I have bought over the course of his stay there (two years in Albuquerque) and one of the items is, precisely, a Cold Steel Code 4 Spear Point. It was mainly meant for light EDC duty (office environment) so I don't expect to monkey grip it too often... but in the event of serious issues due to the lack of traction, I was looking for options.

Mikel
 

Billy The Hungry

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I was asking because I have a friend right now in the US who is going to bring me a few goodies I have bought over the course of his stay there (two years in Albuquerque) and one of the items is, precisely, a Cold Steel Code 4 Spear Point. It was mainly meant for light EDC duty (office environment) so I don't expect to monkey grip it too often... but in the event of serious issues due to the lack of traction, I was looking for options.

Mikel

My copy was perfect. The S35N steel was amazing and razor sharp. Not to mention it's a beautiful knife. You will like it. Maybe you won't mind the lack of traction.
 

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Am I the only one that wonders, with a name like Code 4, why it doesn't have a 4" blade?

I'm glad it doesn't, as I really like it, but probably wouldn't carry it if it was any bigger. Just always seemed odd to me.
 
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Am I the only one that wonders, with a name like Code 4, why it doesn't have a 4" blade?
Seems like the idea behind the slim design of this knife was to provide officers with a last ditch defense weapon that they could carry without noticing it all day (ligthweight and very slim). So I guess the "Code 4" is going to be some kind of LEO lingo...

Or maybe not!

Mikel
 

jlauffer

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Understood. Just seems odd that given CS tendency towards larger knives, that they wouldn't have taken the cue from the name and made it 4"....would have been a natural fit. If the 4-Max didn't have a 4" blade we'd all be like wtf?
 
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My XHP blade version has much less of a grip traction problem than I thought it would .

Maybe the shape of the handle helps .

Main thing is the overall thinness of the handle .

That makes for easy carry and conceal , but is not ideal for heavy , extended work . Contrast with the Bush Ranger , for example .

Still , the Code 4 is a great one for casual carry , IMO . :cool: :thumbsup:
 
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