Cold Steel Canadian belt knife?

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  1. Stags Crest

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    Anybody bought the Cold Steel Canadian Belt Knife? I've seen them on Amazon for just about ten bucks. I am a big fan of budget knives like the mora 511, could this be cold steels budget knife?
     
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    I've had one for awhile , is nice and light
    I use mine in the kitchen and on fishing trips
    it does what a knife is supposed to do , cuts and slices very well
    and as far as my uses it works for me
     
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    I have the cold steel roach belly that has been customized quite a bit. Its more of a dedicated defense knife now but its very light weight and very slicey. I have been looking at the Canadian belt knife recently as well I'd like to get one and see how it does.
     
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    I have a Pendleton Light Hunter. I mention this because it’s the same steel, handle, sheath, material as the Canadian Belt Knife.

    My knife was given to me by my brother, who bought one on a whim because of the sub $20 price tag. He was happy enough with his and thought I’d get a kick out of it. So I gave it a whirl.

    I used the knife daily in my kitchen for the first 6 months. I purposely gave it rough treatment. Used it to cut meat and veggies while they were on stoneware, tossed in dishwasher to bang around with forks and spoons. Stuff like that. It held up well. Kept an edge for a long time. No damage to blade or handle from many washings. Sheath didn’t get abused as much, but the construction looks solid. I’ve never carried it, but it has been in packs, trucks, and 4 wheelers.

    I compare the steel to a Buck 110. For whatever reason, and I’ve had Bucks for over 35 years, I’ve struggled with sharpening them. Always seemed to take me a long time, but once I get them sharp they hold an edge well. I found the same with the Cold Steel.

    It seems I’ve taken too many words to say that I think the Canadian Belt Knife you’re considering would be a good knife for that price point. I’ve recommended the Cold Steel to people looking for a knife for less than $20.
     
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    Mine ended up in my Sister's kitchen. She uses the heck out of it, and it survives the dishwasher.
     
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    Good inexpensive working blade.
     
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    Went to Amazon to check it out and almost pulled the trigger on a 3-pack: Canadian hunter, Roachbelly, and Pendleton light hunter, all 3 for $41.
    Luckily I came to my senses and, realizing that I DON'T NEED ANY MORE KNIVES, hightailed it back to the safety of BCUSA.
    (But that's a helluva deal, is it not?!)
     
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    I have had one for years, it is a nice little knife for most uses, it is not very useful for carving but for everything else it does well. It's blade style is really good for food prep, and game prep/skinning. It is well worth the cost. Mine has not be abuse but it has not been babied either, and has held up well. Mine stays in the door pocket of my work truck so I can't really say how durable the sheath would be if worn on a belt.
     
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    I'll second that motion... :D
     
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    It's a great bird and trout type knife. Not so good for bushcrafty type projects.
     
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    Cold Steel Finn Hawk knife is also a nice performer.

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    I have a couple, one for the kitchen and one in the car camping grub box. The knife pattern is a D H Russell design originally offered by Grohmann Knives. I have a Grohmann version also and the Cold Steel version is a close copy. It holds an edge well and the edge can be maintained with a Lansky sharpening stone set. I think it is a better blade pattern than the Mora for small game, fish and kitchen.
     
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    Ive always dug the Canadian belt knife .

    I should get one
     
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    @JesCorbeil has a YT channel...he did a video on this knife.

    I bought the R. Murphy version with full tang.
     
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    I have one and like it. As mentioned above it is very light in weight and slices great. I skinned 3 deer with it and the edge was still very sharp.
     
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    @Stags Crest if your willing to pay shipping I have a Cold Steel Canadian belt knife you can have. Pm me if tour interested.
     
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    Not too many words! And good to know its dishwasher safe! :D
     
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    Based on the blade shape food processing would be my primary use for it. Too many other good options for woodcraft.
     
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    Thats very generous! But could i make a request? God has blessed me with everything i need and a lot of what i want. Would you be willing to find someone who has a very tight budget and bless them with this generosity in my stead? I am still willing to pay the shipping for them and hope that together we can get someone closer to a better bushcraft experience.
     
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    @Stags Crest ”Thats very generous! But could i make a request? God has blessed me with everything i need and a lot of what i want. Would you be willing to find someone who has a very tight budget and bless them with this generosity in my stead? I am still willing to pay the shipping for them and hope that together we can get someone closer to a better bushcraft experience.


    Let me see what I have for Cold Steel knives and we will see what can be done. I think I have a few like a Finnbear and a Canadian.
     
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    Thats great ill throw in a new daypack as well when you find them lmk the adress i can send it to.
     
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    Great things happening here!!!
     
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    Ok , well I am going to post this here as to keep this giveaway to someone thats interested rather than just posting a new giveaway thread. I have a Cold Steel Canadian belt knife with sheath and a Cold Steel Roach Belly knife and sheath to let go. Must have Supporter status to receive. First person to claim a knife that has supporter status will get first choice and the second in line gets the left over Cold Steel. Both are new and sharp.
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    Good idea!
     
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    Very good idea. Like you said, only those who are interested will see it! Brilliant!
     
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    This is such a great community!
     
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    I'm surprised these have lasted for 4 1/2 hours... bump...
     
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    I have a Cold Steel roach belly. Got it in the same $10 - $15 price range, but I’m honestly not overwhelmed by it. It doesn’t hold an edge well. Not a huge loss, and maybe I got one less great out of the batch - but that’s my experience.

    Also found their machetes kind of a letdown, but their hawks are fun and I really like the spetznatz shovel.
     
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    The Canadian Belt Knife is good for the money. The Pendleton Light Hunter is even better. Lastly I have a Finn Bear in the kitchen right now, cut a ham and cheese sandwich with it ten minutes ago.:)
     
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    Have both the Canadian Belt knife and Pendleton Light Hunter. They reside in the kitchen and do a decent job there. Worth the $13-14 I paid for each but I still prefer Mora and have one of those in kitchen as well.
     
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    Well I'll be your Huckleberry. Would love to take the belt knife for a test drive!
     
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    @IAOutdoors PM sent on the Roachbelly.

    To the OP, I had a Canadian Belt knife once upon a time. Last year maybe. I have xl hands and it cramped my hands trying to use it. I passed it along to another member in GIF Mystery Box.
    It held a decent edge. But for me it was awkwardly shaped.
     
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    Alright @Luzster you got the Canadian and @highlander you got the Roachbelly. Please pm me your mailing addresses and I will get those out early next week.
     
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    BIG shoutout to @IAOutdoors for the GAW! Pm me with total shipping costs and ill pay it to your PayPal. Ill be home later this evening and ill have pics up of the daypacks for another GAW!
     
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    Alrighty, I have two daypacks to GAW. They are Outdoor Producs "Corona"s. They make a good daypack or bushcraft light pack. They are here being offered to someone who Needs them either for school or to get started into bushcraft. PM me with your info and ill get them sent as soon as possible. 20190117_201010.jpg
     
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    I hadn't noticed it personally but when I was reading your post, my 4 year old came and sat in my lap and immediately pointed out the cat butt at the top of your pic... ;)

    Kudos to both of y'all doing this GAW.
     
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    That was Meeka our bobtail cat! 20190118_191800.jpg
     
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    Awesome . Good Show Gents!!
     
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    I picked one up for my wife to carry when mushrooming because she wanted something lightweight and at the time they were less than $10. It hasn't seen any hard use but the edge is easy to maintain and weighs next to nothing.
     

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