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    Just curious - Why isn't there more love for Coldsteel products?

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    I have two of their products, a roach belly and a spetznas shovel, and I love them both.

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    I'm thinking that its a mixture of some people here being used to high end stuff, and some quality control issues that Cold Steel seems to be having recently. That said, we have such an intense love of their tomohawks here. I have a Finn Bear that I've beaten on for two years, and love their speznatz shovel.

    Also their machetes. 'Nuff said
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    I think some of their products are fantastic (especially the Pendleton Lite Hunter...I prefer it over my Moras), some are just ok but functional, and others are just completely impractical.

    Can't really speak to their entire line of products, but the few that I have serve their purposes, and some have exceeded my expectations by a wide margin.

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    Their less expensive range has tons of gems. Their medium priced items serve a different market than the bushcraft community. The same goes for their most expensive items, and their pricier stuff tends to be a poor value in my opinion--especially compared to the standard of price vs. performance that their budget items set. So they put out some really great stuff but you have to pick and choose a bit.


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    I have a couple of their original knives and have been very pleased with their quality. I have heard that their quality may not be as high as it once was, but I cannot speak to that.

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    I have a trail hawk, a kukri, a Bowie bushman, and a pocket bushman. They are all great products and all can be found under $25.
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    I only have experience with the Pendleton Lite Hunter. Get one, it's that good. I've handled other models owned by friends and co-workers, seemed OK.

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    I've had some of their offerings in the past and have had mixed reviews.

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    I only have two of their knives, a Mini Gurka Light (Kukri) that was around $175, if my memory serves me correctly, that I bought back in 2002 and was made in the USA. Great tool. I've used it to split wood chop up old furniture so it would fit in a garbage trash dumpster and have used it as a cleaver, and it has removed a few deer heads from the carcass.
    The other is the Mini Penpleton Hunter which I carry in my belt every day. Its a sturdy little knife and I work horse. I want to replace it with Bark River or something similar, but when I do I'll drop this one in my bread/shoulder bags.

    Edit I forgot to add that Condor Tool and Knife has some good things going and has actually took some of Cold Steels customers.
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