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Cold steel knifes Answered

If you havent heard of cold steel knifes check them out they seem amazingly durable.
i want to get more or less the cheapest knife they have i have a great folding knife (only 2.8") but some times when your camping there are somethings that only a nice straight 7" long knife can do.
There cheapest knife is the Bushman its a nice simple strait edge knife. you can throw these they are hollow handled and blade heavy. but i want to know which should i get the Bowie blade or the regular one whats the big diff?
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spec's
BUSHMAN
Specifications:
Weight: 10.1 oz.
Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5mm)
Blade Length: 7"
Handle: Hollow
Steel: SK-5 High Carbon
Overall Length: 12 1/4"
Sheath: Cordura
$29.99

BOWIE BLADE BUSHMAN
Specifications:
Weight: 9.8 oz.
Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5mm)
Blade Length: 7"
Handle: Hollow
Steel: SK-5 High Carbon
Overall Length: 12 1/4"
Sheath: Cordura
$29.99

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triumphman

6 years ago

Dittos, who wants to be a Bushman anyway?

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caitlinsdad

Reply 6 years ago

We don't like SPAM here.

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Bushie

6 years ago

"The bigger the knife, the bigger the tool..."


Oops, I meant to write "fool.." !

Or, maybe it could still be "tool.." ?

Or... Oh, well..

;-p

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ilpug

7 years ago

The only Cold steel product I have used is one of their training katanas, or Bokken. They are super fun!

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Pasky95

7 years ago

I love knives, I collect them, and I have four Cold Steel Knives in my collection: Master Tanto San Mai 3; Kobun; Roach Belly; and Super Edge. Cold Steel knives are among the best in the world and these knives, especially the Master Tanto, have never failed me. However, if you're looking for a knife that is great for chopping, good for trusting and an excellent fighting weapon then I would recommend Kukri Style Knives. If you're willing to invest your money for a good kukri then go for the Cold Steel Kukri. :-)

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Doctor What

10 years ago

I don't really care much about knives, but I do like my leatherman. If I were you, I'd get the bowie, and call it David.

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dkop1i make shooting things

Reply 7 years ago

Love my Micra (and my CORE) It went to Philmont with me.
They're nice for the Electronics tinkerer too, like myself. I think a Squirt E4 would probably be better, but I'm attached to my micra.

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Brennn10Doctor What

Reply 10 years ago

I have a Juice S2 from instructables. It is my pride and joy.

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qwerty2008

7 years ago

My dad has this same knife.

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matsojr22

10 years ago

I worked for a few years for a kinfe distribution company. The cold steel knives were pretty good at one time, but their new designs are made to save money. There are only a few models that I would still spend money on. The video you posted is part of the "Proof" and "More Proof" advertisement videos that Cold Steel distributes with their product. I was literally subjected to that video thousands of times, as it was played on a tv on a loop at my work. The video is more or less bogus. Like a magician is bogus. Neat tricks, but no one is really getting sawed in half. Sorry kids, steel simply cannot be honed sharp enough to do miracles. Like cutting a piece of silk dropped on a samurai sword. Anyhow... the cold steel bushman is made from their signature Carbon V (thats carbon five for all you roman numeral haters out there). They claim that it has amazing edge retaining properties and a whold bunch of other crap. Again, steel is steel, it cant preform miracles. Carbon V Pros: Being high in carbon and low in hardening additives like nickle and molybendium, the knife will be very easy to resharpen. The lack of nickle and molybendium means that the metal is much more malleable (softer) and will not chip as easily, though it will still ding! Quite easily infact. Cons: nickle and molybendium make the steel "Stainless" Carbon V must be kept oiled and maintained at all times. This nife metal will rust if you simply think about moisture. Seriously, if you live anywhere where the humidity is over 25% on a regular basis I would skip this brand. Also since the steel is soft, it will dull quickly. Cold steel is a good brand in a few instances, but if you are going to spend money on one of their knives get one of the san mai III blades. Or skip cold steel and go with a benchmade. since they are of a higher quality, and their function follows. PS. stay away from buying any knife that has a blade made from 440 stainless... good god I cant believe how many people insisted to me that this was the best knife steel. Now is where you get all whiny and say im wrong... do what you want... im never going to read it... and you will just be spreading nonsense... blah, blah, metals are like fine wines... blah blah... everyone has their favorite... blah blah...

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Flumpkins

10 years ago

That looks sooooooo durable.

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Weissensteinburg

10 years ago

Amazon has a large Coldsteel selection.

Oh, and just try not to be easily impressed by those kinds of thing...it's best to take a skeptical point of view when purchasing something. For instance, the video of them throwing it...that was purely skill. I've stuck a letter opener pretty well into ply wood. Also, take up all the numbers that they throw at you in the beginning and compare them to those of a knife that you already know is good.

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joshf

10 years ago

indeed, leathermen are hard to beat in terms of usefulness

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NachoMahma

10 years ago

. The main advantages of a Bowie blade are extra weight and a stiffer blade - great for chopping. It looks to me that calling that knife a Bowie is stretching things a bit. Judging by the pictures, the only real difference in these knives is cosmetic, but it's impossible to be sure.