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Cold Steel Folding Knife

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wootalyzer


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Cold Steel Folding Knife
$24.99 + $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day Shipping
Condition: New

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bpr2


quality posts: 182 Private Messages bpr2

hell yes!

edit:
I've been holding off on getting the Voyager Vaquiro series due to the retail price.

Thank you woot for saving me so much money!

Also, I really would love to buy the 4th version of the knife, but can't!

CowboyDann


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I always forget knife laws, is a 3" blade legal to carry just about anywhere? I had a 3.5 inch blade but I think it was the fact that it was a fixed blade that made it illegal.

I know different counties will be stricter but I am just asking, overall a 3" folding knife is a safe deal in most of the USA, right?

bpr2


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CowboyDann wrote:I always forget knife laws, is a 3" blade legal to carry just about anywhere? I had a 3.5 inch blade but I think it was the fact that it was a fixed blade that made it illegal.

I know different counties will be stricter but I am just asking, overall a 3" folding knife is a safe deal in most of the USA, right?



In CA, it's a myth that a folder knife has to be under a certain length.
Folders can be any length as long as it's not concealed. Hence the pocket clip.

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl
CowboyDann wrote:I always forget knife laws, is a 3" blade legal to carry just about anywhere? I had a 3.5 inch blade but I think it was the fact that it was a fixed blade that made it illegal.

I know different counties will be stricter but I am just asking, overall a 3" folding knife is a safe deal in most of the USA, right?



In Seattle, it is a capital offense to carry a 3" folding knife even if it is closed.

todmacher


quality posts: 3 Private Messages todmacher

I have a Cold Steel Recon 1. Top notch quality and durability. It's been a chisel, screwdriver, prybar, etc.
I was raised on Buck knifes, but have since converted. I love my Buck, but I wouldn't trust it like I do my Cold Steel.

CowboyDann


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bpr2 wrote:In CA, it's a myth that a folder knife has to be under a certain length.
Folders can be any length as long as it's not concealed. Hence the pocket clip.



Thanks for the heads up

pz@woot


quality posts: 7 Private Messages pz@woot

Hmmm...description says "Tri-Ad® lock mechanism which is arguably the strongest, most reliable, low maintenance lock in the world"

this means its "arguably" the weakest, most unreliable, high maintenance lock as well, right?


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mayh658


quality posts: 27 Private Messages mayh658

Good evening folks. Ol' mayh658 is a Cold Steel fan from back in the day. He carries a Pro-Lite from 2004 that still works just as fine as the day it came from the factory. Here's the thing about these knives: the steel is of a good quality, the locking mechanisms are decent, the handles are acceptable, and the price is tough to beat. In short, at this price point you won't find better quality.

For those who are uncomfortable with sharpening their own knives, the serrated blades will probably treat you better. For those who are uncomfortable or unsure about purchasing the larger size, keep in mind that it's designed to sit closed in your pocket. Chances are good that you'll hardly notice the smaller one is there (that's what she said), but you may feel that a 5.25" closed knife is a bit much to carry in the pocket.

UtilityCow


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CuzzinMerl wrote:In Seattle, it is a capital offense to carry a 3" folding knife even if it is closed.



That's why I live in Florida!

AUS-8, but made in Taiwan. Thirty bucks seems a little high. Just bought some Chinese knives during woot off for ten bucks each.

pz@woot


quality posts: 7 Private Messages pz@woot
CuzzinMerl wrote:In Seattle, it is a capital offense to carry a 3" folding knife even if it is closed.



You don't actually mean "capital" offense, right? That is defined as "punishable by death"


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bpr2


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pz@woot wrote:Hmmm...description says "Tri-Ad® lock mechanism which is arguably the strongest, most reliable, low maintenance lock in the world"

this means its "arguably" the weakest, most unreliable, high maintenance lock as well, right?



Not at all. Lynn Thompson, the owner of Cold Steel prides himself on how durable and reliable his products are. He always wants the best out of his products, and wont sell crud.

UtilityCow


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pz@woot wrote:You don't actually mean "capital" offense, right? That is defined as "punishable by death"



Corporal offense? "Punishable by spanking"

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl
pz@woot wrote:You don't actually mean "capital" offense, right? That is defined as "punishable by death"




Yes, literrally.

Streiff


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CuzzinMerl wrote:In Seattle, it is a capital offense to carry a 3" folding knife even if it is closed.




In Minnesota, it's expected that you carry a 3" folding knife that closes. We need them to fight off the giant mosquitoes.

mrln


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CuzzinMerl wrote:In Seattle, it is a capital offense to carry a 3" folding knife even if it is closed.



Seattle has the death penalty for merely carrying a folder? I find that hard to believe.

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl
CuzzinMerl wrote:Yes, literrally.



However, I regret making the comment because some people here will find it upsetting.

And it's off topic anyway, so maybe the mods can remove it.

Colorodo


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Where are they built?

eatingjuice


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Warning: Is sharp.

hilltim


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CowboyDann wrote:I always forget knife laws, is a 3" blade legal to carry just about anywhere? I had a 3.5 inch blade but I think it was the fact that it was a fixed blade that made it illegal.

I know different counties will be stricter but I am just asking, overall a 3" folding knife is a safe deal in most of the USA, right?




Knife laws generally cover mostly if the knife is concealed or not. In most states 3.25" and less can be legally carried concealed in city limits. If over the legal length, the knife must be carried unconcealed (top of knife and belt clip or knife sheath visible. Usually not so important if fixed blade or folder. Each state and county has it's own rules. Here in Oregon knife laws are liberal (automatic knives are legal, unconcealed). Every state I am aware of considers double edged blades illegal (no daggers) to carry. Here in Oregon, technically Japanese swords are street legal, as long as you carry them unconcealed (I strongly suggest not to do this). Col Steel has long made strong, durable blades.

Remember - It all works out in the end. If it's not working out, it's not the end.

mayh658


quality posts: 27 Private Messages mayh658
Colorodo wrote:Where are they built?



Taiwan.

madbomber48


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In seattle WA it is worded legally as a "dangerous knife" that is illegal to carry and in seattle law, a "dangerous knife" is defined as any knife fixed blade or otherwise exceeding 3 1/2 inches in length.

mrln


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CuzzinMerl wrote:However, I regret making the comment because some people here will find it upsetting.



Because if that law exists, it's a violation of the 8th amendment of the Constitution.

hiteklolife


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pz@woot wrote:Hmmm...description says "Tri-Ad® lock mechanism which is arguably the strongest, most reliable, low maintenance lock in the world"

this means its "arguably" the weakest, most unreliable, high maintenance lock as well, right?



Quite the opposite, the Tri-Ad lock is awesome. Cold Steel even has some videos testing the strength of the Tri-Ad lock.

This is a great deal. In for one!

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl
mrln wrote:Because if that law exists, it's a violation of the 8th amendment of the Constitution.



Actually, I was referring to an incident that happened here a couple years ago. I am completely unfamiliar with the law.

snizzor


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CuzzinMerl wrote:Yes, literrally.



Not true. This information is incorrect.

wd6cmu


quality posts: 7 Private Messages wd6cmu

The blade's not my style, too much curve. But more importantly, I don't trust that style of lock, I've had knives fold up on me when those locks wore and failed.

bpr2


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wd6cmu wrote:The blade's not my style, too much curve. But more importantly, I don't trust that style of lock, I've had knives fold up on me when those locks wore and failed.



Have you tried the Cold Steel though? I've heavily used my Cold Steel Raja 2 with try-ad lock for a couple of years now, and besides having to resharpen the blade, the locking mech. has never given out.

gregbowman


quality posts: 44 Private Messages gregbowman

I believe the poster is saying it is a "capital offense" in that there have been multiple instances of "death by cop" for not complying with a police order and dropping a knife in Washington State. Arguably, he is making a reference to a quite notorious case where the gentleman was hard of hearing, if memory serves me correctly, and he was shot to death without provocation in broad daylight by a Seattle police officer for no other reason other than that he had a knife in his possession.

Many people in Seattle refer to any knife made / sold for carry (folding or not) as a "bullet magnet" due to these incidents.

In fairness, the poster was (admittedly, by his wanting his comment pulled) trolling. However, the Washington State authorities have a tradition of meeting blades with bullets . . . More-so than in other jurisdictions.

bookofjoshua


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Nutnfancy gives them a 9.5 out of 10 on his scale, and offers up an in depth review.



**warning he can talk**


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mikop168


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Is tossing a folding blade in your backpack/tool bag consider concealed and punishable by whatever law applicable?

sorry, the closest I've been to knives are steak knives...

Los Angeles, CA

pz@woot


quality posts: 7 Private Messages pz@woot
CuzzinMerl wrote:Actually, I was referring to an incident that happened here a couple years ago. I am completely unfamiliar with the law.



Found that when I searched web. And I wasn't upset, my first comment/question was more about grammar and questioning whether you used a word unintentionally. Any sale of a knife like this often brings questions about the related laws and those are relevant in my take on things.


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Animorganimate


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My only dilemma is whether I should get a plain blade or serrated blade. If I plan on using this knife as my hiking/camping knife, I would think serrated would be the way to go, right?

bpr2


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http://zknives.com/knives/articles/law/caknifelaws.shtml
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mikop168 wrote:Is tossing a folding blade in your backpack/tool bag consider concealed and punishable by whatever law applicable?

sorry, the closest I've been to knives are steak knives...

Los Angeles, CA


pz@woot


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bpr2 wrote:Not at all. Lynn Thompson, the owner of Cold Steel prides himself on how durable and reliable his products are. He always wants the best out of his products, and wont sell crud.



Sorry, wasn't meant as a serious comment. I was trying to make a bit of a joke about the wording. FAIL!


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bpr2


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No worries mate!

pz@woot wrote:Sorry, wasn't meant as a serious comment. I was trying to make a bit of a joke about the wording. FAIL!



mikop168


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bpr2 wrote:http://zknives.com/knives/articles/law/caknifelaws.shtml
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Thanks so much. What I gather from it are
"PC 16470 - Deals with the street carry laws. more importantly, can't carry folding knife in open/locked position - ...only if the blade of the knife is exposed and locked into position. Therefore folders, carried closed and concealed are legal. No length limitation.

State California allows for concealed carry of the folding knives and there is no limit to the blade length"

However, it seem to conflict with your earlier post?
"Folders can be any length as long as it's not concealed. Hence the pocket clip."

Again, I apologize if it is clear and I am just too thick to see it. This is all new to me but since Woot has been featuring a lot of knives lately, sort of got me interested in owning one.

bookofjoshua


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Animorganimate wrote:My only dilemma is whether I should get a plain blade or serrated blade. If I plan on using this knife as my hiking/camping knife, I would think serrated would be the way to go, right?



I wouldn't get serrated personally, its horrible to sharpen and this type is awful, I'd stick with a plain edge, it's really easy to get your edge back on the go, you can throw a little diamond rod in your pack if you need to clean up the edge while you're out in the woods.

I would think serration would make things like whittling sticks difficult .