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Review Review and Warning On the Cold Steel Luzon Large

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Jimislash, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Jimislash

    Jimislash Gold Member Gold Member

    423
    Jul 7, 2016
    Here is a video I did on the Luzon Large and an issue I had with mine.

     
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  2. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Are the thumbstuds the stop pin though?
     
  3. Jimislash

    Jimislash Gold Member Gold Member

    423
    Jul 7, 2016
    They are. I didn't realize that until afterwards.
     
  4. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    Looking good! However that's waaaaaaaaaaay too big for me to carry legaly. And even if it was legit to carry it, I don't think I would anyways!

    Regarding the proud tip... well. Easiest fix is to grind a bit of the spine of the knife near the tip. Seconds with a belt grinder!
     
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  5. Jimislash

    Jimislash Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2016
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  6. lonestar1979

    lonestar1979

    Mar 2, 2014
    Nice blade shape.
     
  7. Blacplastik

    Blacplastik

    69
    Sep 7, 2017
    It’s made in China. Not surprised it doesn’t close like intended.
     
  8. Ourorboros

    Ourorboros

    107
    Jan 23, 2017
    How meaninglessly reductive.
    You should see how bad American cars got in the '70s - the reason Japanese cars made inroads in spite of the fact that Japan was know for cheap goods at the time - if you think country of origin means much by itself.
    Cold Steel just didn't pay enough to get things done right or they didn't monitor QC.
     
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  9. Blacplastik

    Blacplastik

    69
    Sep 7, 2017
    Well I’m a mechanic so I deal with tools all day. And none of the Chinese tools hold up.
    USA and Taiwan tools are miles ahead in longevity. So I assumed China’s knifes would be the same.
     
  10. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Seems like that blade just needs a drop point instead of a clip if it's going to be engineered like it is. Maybe a spear with a swedge since it looks like they're trying to get it really stabby.
     
  11. Ourorboros

    Ourorboros

    107
    Jan 23, 2017
    The British have traditionally made questionable cars, specifically their electrical systems. From that viewpoint, you wouldn't want to fly in a plane with their jet engines, but it turns out they've always made good jet engines.
    Benchmade made really good knives, then made knives of questionable quality for years, then went back again.
    Quality takes money, constant vigilance, and caring. Not every company pays for that, or has a market niche that will make that profitable.
    It isn't that the Chinese companies can't make good tools, it's that whoever is marketing them isn't willing to pay for quality or sell to that market segment. When US manufacturing went overseas, they didn't need to make so much cheap crap, it's that they decided to go all in on lower costs - cheaper labor and lower quality.
     
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  12. Blacplastik

    Blacplastik

    69
    Sep 7, 2017
    Damn you and your logical thinking! :)
     
  13. Ganzofan

    Ganzofan Gold Member Gold Member

    401
    Nov 5, 2016
    You are absolutely correct, I saw a special on Chinese made goods for American corporations. The Chinese factories make to spec by their customers and only make about 3% profit. If the specs call for low cost low quality goods then that's what they make, high cost and they make good stuff like the IPhone. Yes your Iphones are made in China.
     
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  14. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Dude have you ever heard of Reate, Kizer or WE?
     

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