Since you brought it up......
I never had any reason to dislike Cold Steel or Lyn Thompson until reading some of the posts here at Blade Forum.
After I read the article in Tactical Knives, I got the distinct impression that the writer must be a frequent flyer over here.
I admit, I don't know too much about Lyn Thompson's style of advertising, but I've never had a complaint about any Cold Steel product that I own. In my opinion, Cold Steel gives a lot of knife for the bucks.
I also found myself getting an education regarding laminated blades. San Mai (spelling from memory over here) seems to hold some promise.
I always figured that Tactical Knives featured articles on quality blades that are within reach of most of their readers. Cold Steel has a variety of styles that would be of interest to most anyone.... at least I
find them interesting.
That's my two cents. Hey! How come you're giving me change?