The Cold Steel Voyager in AUS10 steel is THE BEST knife you can buy for the money...

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The Cold Steel Voyager in AUS10 steel is THE BEST knife you can buy for the money. I have the clip-point version, and after using this knife, I just can't say enough about how great it is. The lock is incredibly strong, no blade play whatsoever, AUS10 steel is awesome, and for the money, you just cannot beat this knife. The fit and finish is outstanding for a knife at this price. It's not that heavy either. Could you EDC it? It's doable. You could very well do that, but it's a big knife, and you may not want to do that because of its size. I can't say enough about the AUS10 steel either. It's a clear upgrade from AUS8, and it performs exceptionally well and is even more corrosive-resistant than AUS 8.

As far as cons go, there are two that I can think of. First, it's difficult to deploy quickly and the handle material could tear your pants given how tight the pocket clip is, but I like a tight pocket clip. Anyway, I'm just throwing this out there as what I think is the best knife you can buy for 50 bucks.
 
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Thanks a lot. Now I have one ordered.


I said that, and I stand by that comment. Actually, that statement doesn't have anything to do with my comment. I have many knives that I use for various tasks, but I don't have any better for 50 bucks than the Cold Steel Voyager in AUS10 steel. :)







*scans ramen noodle inventory...*
Lol :D

-Someone once said,
"One can never have too many knives, because there is always one knife that is better than another for a particular task."
B.T.B. :cool:
 
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Lol :D

-Someone once said,
"One can never have too many knives, because there is always one knife that is better than another for a particular task."
B.T.B. :cool:
I said that, and I stand by that comment. Actually, that statement doesn't have anything to do with my comment. I have many knives that I use for various tasks, but I don't have any better for 50 bucks than the Cold Steel Voyager in AUS10 steel. :)
 

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I actually bought my large Voyager clip point with AUS10 for 45.00 on sale. I haven t used it for heavy work yet, but the fit and finish is very good, and it s light enough for edc for me. And with Cold Steel s typically excellent heat treatment, I bet the Aus10 will hold up well.

I ve been carrying 50.00 and cheaper knives lately like my Rat 1 and Civivi Governor, both with D2 steel, and I ve been happy with them. I think I ll add the Voyager to the rotation. If the edge holding of the AUS10 is comparable to the D2, it might be the best knife of the three. That would be saying a lot.

I don t understand how the Airlite with AUS10 in a 3 1/2 in blade costs so much more than the Voyager, regardless of the g10 handle on the Airlite.
 
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I actually bought my large Voyager clip point with AUS10 for 45.00 on sale. I haven t used it for heavy work yet, but the fit and finish is very good, and it s light enough for edc for me. And with Cold Steel s typically excellent heat treatment, I bet the Aus10 will hold up well.

I ve been carrying 50.00 and cheaper knives lately like my Rat 1 and Civivi Governor, both with D2 steel, and I ve been happy with them. I think I ll add the Voyager to the rotation. If the edge holding of the AUS10 is comparable to the D2, it might be the best knife of the three. That would be saying a lot.

I don t understand how the Airlite with AUS10 in a 3 1/2 in blade costs so much more than the Voyager, regardless of the g10 handle on the Airlite.
You know, that's an excellent question! I just looked up the Airlite, and it's $75 on Amazon. In a way, you could look at that as more evidence as to why the Voyager is such a good deal right now. I have Spydercos and Benchmades, but in my opinion, Cold Steel generally is the best bang for your buck, and retailers are having trouble keeping the Voyagers and Recon1s in stock. I can't even find the Voyager with the Tanto tip for sale anywhere.
 
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I was


I about to say this. Can’t beat it
I love my Moras and I agree that they are probably some of the best fixed blade knives you can buy for the money, but I must be one of the only people in the world who just don't care for Opinels. Thanks! :)
 
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I agree totally.
When I look at or purchase another folder I compare how it is better, worse or the same as the large voyager..
The SR1 to ME just doen't have the handle the voyager does. The AD10, AD15, 4 MAX the prices get up there.
While I like others, if they are more expensive, I am cautious on heavy use or losing it. If I lose or break this one I am out around $40.
Over the years many, including myself have broken buck 110's. I have yet to break a voyager. It is my back pocket knife when I go off the property.
Big, yet not too big to startle the public. The xl voyager is in my back pocket on property. I put on a lanyard and remove the pocket clip, To me the metal pocket clips can cause some real hand damage during heavy use. I tried the tanto and vaquero blade styles and they were not as versitile as the clip point.
I bought a couple of extra just in case of any unknown upcoming changes.
This knife really fits my hand better than any others I have tried, The grip is fantastic. Not too thick, not too thin and the groove is perfect.
The older voyagers are lighter and are classics, they just don't grip as well as the new voyagers.
Wonderful knife especially for the money.
 
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I agree totally.
When I look at or purchase another folder I compare how it is better, worse or the same as the large voyager..
The SR1 to ME just doen't have the handle the voyager does. The AD10, AD15, 4 MAX the prices get up there.
While I like others, if they are more expensive, I am cautious on heavy use or losing it. If I lose or break this one I am out around $40.
Over the years many, including myself have broken buck 110's. I have yet to break a voyager. It is my back pocket knife when I go off the property.
Big, yet not too big to startle the public. The xl voyager is in my back pocket on property. I put on a lanyard and remove the pocket clip, To me the metal pocket clips can cause some real hand damage during heavy use. I tried the tanto and vaquero blade styles and they were not as versitile as the clip point.
I bought a couple of extra just in case of any unknown upcoming changes.
This knife really fits my hand better than any others I have tried, The grip is fantastic. Not too thick, not too thin and the groove is perfect.
The older voyagers are lighter and are classics, they just don't grip as well as the new voyagers.
Wonderful knife especially for the money.
I couldn't agree with you more on everything you said. In fact, I do have an AD10, which is an immaculate knife, but it doesn't see as much pocket time for the reasons you mentioned above. More often than not, I end up going with the Voyager large clip point, and I just couldn't be more impressed with it for 50 bucks.
 

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What is so great about AUS-10? How does it compare to say VG-10, speaking of 10's?
 
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