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Why Lynn Thompson Rules!

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by shipwreck, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. 3Guardsmen


    Mar 16, 2005
    Yup. When I think 'high quality,' laminated AUS-8 and Grivory immediately come to mind. CRK and William Henry had better watch out!:rolleyes:

  2. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    It's aliiiiiiiive.
  3. LeeCQC


    Oct 30, 2007
    It simply will not die... :p
  4. Morablades


    Dec 29, 2007
    I have had many CS knives and was never let down by one of them:

    Trail Hawk,
    Recon Tanto,
    SRK (my favorite),
    Finn Bear,
    Roach Belly

    All great knives. Never had any grudge against this Thompson guy. Never even seen his vids. Hell, I can't even think of a time where I read a full negative post about Lynn. From my positive experience with CS knives, what I don't know won't hurt me.

    Not dead yet!!
  5. wolfmann601

    wolfmann601 Gone, but not forgotton. RIP Ira.

    Mar 12, 2001

  6. Morningveil


    Sep 29, 2008
    I love my Cold Steel Knives as well. They take a lickin and keep on tickin?

    So is Mr. Thompson a grumpy gruff who ruffled some feathers with some folks here?

    Or is he a good guy? He seems so serious in his videos.

    Why do they not have a manufacturers forum for Cold Steel?
  7. Morales


    Apr 27, 2007
    You still have to learn a lot about the forces of the forum, young Padawan...^^
  8. richard j

    richard j

    Apr 1, 2007
    i wish a mod would lock this thread so it will die :D
  9. RNST


    Mar 23, 2006
    Or perhaps ignore it and nobody post in it again so it can die its only ugly death.
  10. alaskanativeson

    alaskanativeson Basic Member Basic Member

    May 2, 2007
    Actually, I see several reasons why old topics like this should get ressurrected once in a while:

    - There are plenty of young people out there who are just getting into knives and wanting information. This is generally a good place to come to learn about knives and knifemaking so we should welcome the opportunity to share information with them.

    - There are plenty of old farts out there who are just figuring out this whole "new-fangled interweb thing" and wish to share some of their valuable insight. We should welcome the experience they will share with us.

    - There are some who are neither old nor young (like me, I'm just about right) who have just found this board and have valid opinions and wish to discuss and learn from others.

    Yes, this is an old thread. However, some people think it's still valid and pertinent to the knife community. Here's an idea: If this thread bothers you, DON'T COME IN HERE. If you've said all you wish to say and are tired of it, unless someone is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to click on this thread, you have the freedom to stay away. Of course this is a free country and you have the right to come in and whine all you'd like, but be prepared for some smart-aleck like me to come along and ask if you want some cheese to go with your whine. I'll only do it jokingly.

    Even if you think this topic has been beat to death, some people obviously still have something to say about it. That's their right. As long as it's done in a respectful manner I don't see it hurting anything.

    So here's my $0.02 worth: From what I've seen, I believe Lynn Thompson is an arrogant ass. I don't really know him, although I have met him at a gun show almost two decades ago. My impression was that he's opinionated, arrogant, and I didn't really care for his personality. He does have a good sense for business and I believe he's run his company well in some ways, questionably in others. I've not seen anything from him that is so abhorrant that I refuse to do business with him like I have others such as Mick Strider though. I own several CS knives including a stag and kraton Trailmasters, a couple of SRKs, a Recon Tanto, a Recon Scout, a ghurka kukri, several K4 neck knives, and several twistmasters both medium and large. They're good knives for the price and I don't regret buying them. With the exception of the Twistmaster (an obvious copy of the Opinel, but made much better in my opinion) I don't have any of the CS copied/stolen designed knives because in most cases I don't like the originals or I already have an original. The AK47 is an obvious copy of the Emerson but I don't like it. The Canadian Belt Knife is a great design but I have a carbon Grohmann with a beautiful rosewood handle. PR doesn't seem to be Lynn's strong suit but his business acumen seems to be able to cover for it.
  11. Fence


    Apr 6, 2009
    Hi all,

    I'm new to this forum and hobby (though I have always been fascinated by knives).

    I do look out for construction, material used and designs which I feel are important.

    What is not important to me are who 'stole' what designs and how they promote their wares.

    Because ultimately, it gives the consumer more choices based on value and designs. So, it will only benefit the consumers in the end. :thumbup:
  12. gajinoz


    Sep 2, 2003
    I personally don't think trolls are in danger of extinction.
  13. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    If those who create do not benefit from their creativity, they have no incentive to create. So it only hurts consumers in the end by giving them fewer choices.

    If those who promote knives do so on the basis that they are weapons, rather than tools, they give ammunition to those who think things cause behavior. So irrational mall ninja advertising leads to more irrational pressure to restrict knives.

    So. :thumbdn:
  14. 3Guardsmen


    Mar 16, 2005
    Great first post! Oddly enough, you posted in the right forum though.;)
  15. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice. :p
  16. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    hmmm. . . I wonder what returning wunderkind this is. :D
  17. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    very profound. :thumbup:
  18. gajinoz


    Sep 2, 2003
    Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui

  19. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Cui bono? (You too?)
  20. quinque voces

    quinque voces

    Oct 18, 2005
    Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.

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