Underrated CS products

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by DangerZone98, May 7, 2020.

  1. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

    975
    Dec 7, 2019
    The Recon 1s and Trailmasters are fantastic knives, but do you have lesser known knives that performed better than expected? My pick would be the Rajah 3. Heck of a utility knife, and the scales feel great in hand.

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  2. dogstar

    dogstar

    Jan 23, 2011
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    The Peace Makers get all sorts of disrespect. They are ugly, made of cheap steel, have that absurd sheath. They are relegated to "beater" status. If a knife stands up to "beater" treatment, that means it's a good knife, right? I have found them to be very good for bushcraft use and general utility. A knife doesn't have to be fancy to be good.
     
  3. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Got in a trade planning on flipping it(seen a bit of negativity toward it on here) but ended up liking it to much. Plus CTS XHP to boot.

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  4. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Drop Forged seires... good steel and good blades but they still get dismissed.
     
  5. Chris_Texas

    Chris_Texas

    60
    Apr 2, 2020
    Tuff Lite. They are simply fantastic. Perfect ergonomics, tri-ad lock, and I believe that they are still making them in Japanese Aus 8. At twenty bucks you should have a handful of them.
     
  6. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    Lawman. Doesn't seem to get talked about a lot, but is one of the best in the market, comparable to Paramilitary 2, Griptilian or Manix 2.
     
  7. dogstar

    dogstar

    Jan 23, 2011
    I watch a fair number of YouTube videos, the American Lawman is usually mentioned with high regard. It seems to please even people who aren't fans of CS.
     
  8. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    I totally agree with this point of view.
    For less money, the Voyager is a very nice knife.
     
  9. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

    975
    Dec 7, 2019
    I need a Lawman, bud. It would make an awesome trio with the Recon 1 and AK-47 knives.
     
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  10. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    The Ultimate Hunter seems to get overlooked in favor of the AD-10 and others, but for my money this is one of the best knives CS makes.

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  11. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    IMO , this is a seriously fantastic knife . Both for utility and SD . Strongly built and multifunctional .

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  12. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Lawman and Ultimate Hunter are both very worthy knives . Not overly "tactical" looking and very well built / functional . Great value for the performance .

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  13. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

    218
    Mar 1, 2018
    I'm loving mine, one of my favorites knives!
     
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  14. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Nice backyard, what is the yellow container and pinkish thing at 3 o'clock in the picture?

     
  15. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Sharp eyes you have . ;)

    They are for air gun practice targets . Laundry detergent bottle filled with water is yellow . Pink is duck tape on an old fry pan . :p
     
  16. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    The "Master Hunter" in Carbon v is an outstanding knife.

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  17. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    I was thinking the pinkish thing was a target maybe and the other thing some kind of rain gauge(1 out of 2). That is so cool, I am jealous!
     
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  18. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
  19. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

    Feb 25, 2014
    The Tuff and Mini Tuff rarely get a lot of attention, but they are great little knives. They perform far above what one would expect from their steel and size, and are extremely well-priced.
     
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  20. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    Very true.
    I keep looking at the AD10, but then I look at my Ultimate Hunter and I wonder if I want to buy a knife so similar for 80.00 more.
    I think the AD10 is a great knife, but the Ultimate Hunter is very well made, with similar dimensions but lighter, and similar materials. People don t realize what a bargain Cold Steel offers in this knife.
     
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