GUN WMD's opinion of Cold Steel Knives?

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    A few years back I found this little guy at my house:

    (Cold Steel Voyager Tanto $79.99 at their site)
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    I guess someone left it there, so I held onto it until that person asked for it back. No one ever did and its since become one of my EDC knifes. Well this thing is tough as shit and has been through hell and back for me. The shank and locking mechanism is really solid, even after a lot of cutting/prying with the blade.

    Whats WMD's opinion on Cold Steel? Im looking for a new knife, and its between Benchmade or Cold Steel.

    As far as Benchmades go, whats a good assisted opening knife from them?
     
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    psalm Thanks niquesuave06 for the AV

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    Definitely not a fan of cold steel, they make crap blades imo. Benchmade makes some good blades, don't know them well enough to recommend a specific one to you though.
     
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    Looking at the Recon 1:

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    See I dont know whether to believe their "promo" vids or not. I mean the little voyager I found is tough as fucking nails. The blade is just as sharp as the day I found it, and its pretty damn sharp. On the other hand, I have heard many great things about Benchmade, yet I dont have any first hand experience with them.
     
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    psalm Thanks niquesuave06 for the AV

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    Read up on cold steel a bit on bladeforums.com or knifeforums.com

    The overall opinion of them by the knife community is not very positive. That said if you found one that suits your needs, that's what really matters. Not what other people think.
     
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    Their knives seem kind of jokey and tacticool. Kind of like QVC knife show knives.
     
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    I like the plain jane cold steel tantos a lot.
     
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    I've own a Recon-1 and a Master Hunter fixed blade, my brother has a Gunsite II and my cousin has had two Voyager clip points (he lost one and replaced it). Personally with all the other good knife companies out there I don't really see the point in buying something from Cold Steel again.
     
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    Yeah I kind of get that from their promo vids. I mean they do some pretty insane shit to their knives, but the whole thing comes across as jokey/mallninja for sure.
     
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    I know you didn't, I was just pointing you to a cheaper source :hsd:
     
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    That factory price is pretty ridiculous for the knife you get. I mean dont get me wrong, its a good knife, but $80 is a bit steep. Good find though, Ill see if they have some other good ones there. Maybe a Benchmade instead?
     
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    How did/do you like the Recon-1? Did you feel confident in the blade/locking mechanism? I used to own a Kershaw Tactical Blur and while its speed-safe assisted opening was badass, the blade was really soft. The tip finally broke on me and I havent carried it since. I just dont trust it to hold up for me. :hs:
     
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    If you want a strong fucking knife, you could always splurge and get a Busse :dunno: I hear those are some hard fucking knives to break.
     
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    I know a LEO who carries a Cold Steel Voyager, not the tanto though. He likes it well enough to carry it on duty as his utility knife. :dunno:
     
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    After handling it for the first time in a good while it is a hefty knife and the lock seems quite strong. I bought it around 5 years ago, it's a half-serrated Tanto point and at just over 9" opened (blade is 4") it's really too large for my tastes as an EDC knife.

    The serrations themselves suck too, they're designed for cutting softer materials like rope so I regretted not getting a plain edge almost immediately. I left the knife at my friends house and he decided to try to open some walnuts with it and sheared about half of the teeth off :hsugh: After that I quit carrying it and replaced it with another marginal knife, a Kershaw Whirlwind (the steel sucks).

    Here are some phone pics I just took, I threw a $1 in there under them to give you some sense of scale.

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    also after looking at it they've redesigned the blade

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    Wow, that thing is HUGE. The pics on their site do nothing to give you a sense of scale. Thanks for the pics though, looks like its taken a fair share of abuse and still holds up good?
     
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    Honestly I babied that knife, my friend did all of the damage in a day :ugh:
     
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    Wow, what the fuck did he do with it? Did he just do this all on his own accord, or did you just say "fuck it, have fun."
     
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    He did it on his own and then didn't see what the big deal was and wouldn't pay to replace it. He's pretty much dicked everyone at one point or another, tearing up my knife was on the low end of stuff he's done so I guess I got off easy :coolugh: I wanted to leave it in one of his tires but I think that would have been a little too obvious.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:


    and :ugh: @ "friend."
     
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    Looks good to me
     
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    Recon 1 Tanto ftw.
     

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