-Price Paid: $30.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months
I bought a lightly used Cold Steel Large Tanto Voyager about 5 months ago from a bladeforums member. Overall, i felt that the knife was pretty good for the money, I paid about $30 if my memory serves me right. I edc'd it for a while, testing cold steels famed "strongest locks in the world! (just hype in my opinion). The VG-1 was adequate, not nearly as good as many other steels out there, but good for the money. After some use i noticed some chips or rolls in the cutting edge. The steel sharpened up quite easily which was a plus, and seemed to resist rust adequately. Some of the criticisms i had were the lack of useful jimping, and that the aggressive handle scales really shredded your pants pocket. I was able to correct both with a dremel for jimping, and sandpaper to smooth out the scale below the pocket clip. After about 4 and a half months, the knife all of the sudden became extremely hard to open, and made a harsh scraping sound. I tried cleaning it out with many different methods, but had no success. Because the knife has no way to be taken apart. Before this happened, i also began to have some blade play side to side, and no, i never abused the knife in any way. Overall, the knife was good for the price, but there are just too many knives i like so much more.
Comment by Darvin 12/10/2016
This review is outdated on the Voyager line of knives. Prices, steel, handles, specs have changed. They also now have an internal frame. I love the Voyager series of knives. They are now much better than they were.