Lets see your Cold Steel mods!!!

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by UCPOPO, Aug 2, 2014.


    UCPOPO Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    On of the things I like about Cold Steel products is they are perfect to do modifications to. Lets start a thread showing your favorite Cold Steel mods. I'll start it off with a Cold Steel Trail Master and an SRK with custom G10 handles.

  2. et45


    Sep 22, 2006
    I love the Trailmaster handle did you do that or have it done.I have an old second that I blued the blade but always wanted something other than the "rubber " handle
  3. Vemon


    Aug 24, 2014
    Tattoo and Piercing :


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  4. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Not nearly as good as the above, but here's my sax machete. The 18" are still available, but I wanted a shorter one. I'll be getting more and trying new things, too.


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  5. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    Here's a CS MH in San Mai I rebuilt for a BF member a couple years ago... blade and sheath are stock, I just made him a stainless guard and G10 handle.


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  6. Mrknot


    Aug 15, 2013
    Just did this one today:
    GI Tanto
    Ground the top quillion off, stripped it, and forced a light, vinegar patina.
    A little "ghetto" jimping
    Ground a cavity under the scales so the gutted 550 lanyard lays flush.

    I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.
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  7. Dave from State Farm

    Dave from State Farm Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    I love how that looks with the top chopped off! Nice work Mrknot!
  8. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    I sawed the hammer head off my Rifleman. It still has the same heft and bite but I prefer this look.
  9. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    "Fresno Felon" edition of the Cold Steel Spartan by the late Charlie Mike. All you need is a cigarette and a grinder to get this one done.

    Last edited: May 27, 2020
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  10. BilboTN


    Jun 21, 2008
    Love that Spartan by CM. I only have a Recon 1 with the black crud stripped and the G-10 lightly sanded. Camera on my phone is busted so no pics of it.
  11. soldik


    Sep 23, 2014
    My old Cold Steel AK-47


    and after renovation



  12. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    Fun with a CS shovel, a replacement shovel handle, four bolts and a chunk of water-pipe and cap...


    ...plus a crutch tip, a boatload of 550 cord, electrical tape, fishing line, first-aid wrap and duct tape.
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  13. Ttran778


    Dec 16, 2013
  14. Muaddib1116


    Dec 26, 2010
    Seconded! Inquiring minds want to know, who did the work?
  15. UCPOPO

    UCPOPO Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Nice work!
  16. Jamesh Bond

    Jamesh Bond

    Jan 14, 2007
    All mine are stock so sorry no pics. But i have an old school MS I've been dying to get rehandled for over ten years now.

    May i ask who did yours?
  17. Wurger190

    Wurger190 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    Stripped off the black finish on my Recon 1 AUS-8.
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  18. ourgon


    Feb 27, 2013
    Rounded thumb disc, better notch, polished G-10



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  19. D.C.Johnson


    Nov 23, 2012
    I have to be honest, that modded spartan is plain hideous. Kudus to the owner if you actually dig it
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