-Price Paid: $50.00
-Used for Self Defense
-Owned for 1 year
Don't listen to the "Nike" guy that tried to use this knife as a gardening tool. Getting disapointed with this knife because it dosen't cut tree's well is like being mad at a fork because it sucks for eating soup. Use garden tools for out in the yard and weapons for self defence.
This is a Defensive knife for self protection. I am a Police Officer and have carried one of these for about a year as a backup for my service pistol and overall its a good knife.
AUS8 isn't anything special but its a decent steel that sharpens back easy enough. The knife has a built in "wave" feature that allows very rapid deployment from the pocket.
The handle could be a little more ergonomic but it was styled to look like an old switchblade. It does look pretty nasty. Holding this knife leaves no doubt that it would do some nasty damage.
If you want a EDC for everyday chores or opening boxes and such look for another knife. If you want a knife for protection or as a backup weapon for a gun consider this knife. I would reccomend that you check out the knife in person because the handle style isn't for everyone.
Comment by kniferating 04/10/2012
Gentlemen, tasteful disagreement is one thing, but these comments is starting to detract from the value here. As such, I'm no longer going to approve comments in this exchange unless they are directly related to the review of the knife. No more personal attacks. Thank you.
Comment by Mojo 04/10/2012
Don't call me "cowboy" you don't know me and as such you don't get to call me by any kind of nickname....And I AM a Police Officer. Atlanta Police Department. Look it up.Now I cannot help it if you missused your knife... You where using the wrong tool for a job. Secondly are you even sure you got a real Cold Steel knife? There are many counterfit knifes go to their website and you can see some examples. If not maybe you just got a lemon. But I own 5 different Cold Steel knives including this one, all of them have been tough and preformed well.
Comment by Nike 04/06/2012
Cowboy, do you know what kind of plant is tree of heaven - this Mr. Officer is a tree famous with it's very soft timber. Repeat, I make only one cut, only one, with this "solid" knife and the result - damage folder. You claim you are policeman. I don't know cowboy - you are specialist, but i will never go into fight with such kind of blade or depend on it for "self protection". By the way - if you are so sure in your Ti-lite, in Cold Steel site you can watch hard uses test of the knife - repeat it