So my first Cold Steel knife arrived today, which I bought because I can't carry a firearm here right now, and I need something legal that works. If you don't know Cold Steel, they make usually overpriced, but very high quality swords and knives. This knife is of acceptable length to tribal police, and that's one of the reasons I bought it - I don't want them seeing me as anything but complying with the pueblo's laws. Is it any good?
|Cold Steel Kobun - a good knife|
The sharpness is unbelievable. It's AUS-8 steel, and I am hugely impressed by the edge on this blade. I haven't felt the need to sharpen it, and I am a knife sharpening fool usually. This thing is ready to go, out of the box. Having something this sharp in a fixed blade is a force multiplier, and I'm inclined to use it in the house as a terror weapon instead of other bigger swords, because I know this blade will cut.. Weight is low - carry is as nothing, but it is a solid blade. Grip is modified kraton, and very secure. Could I slide forward on the blade, yes - but I won't use it in ways that result in that. This is a slashing knife.
Do I want my Glock on my hip when I'm out there? Yes. But I feel that with this knife that I could deter a casual attacker. And that's better than nothing.
Downside? It's an upside actually, Shooting someone is pretty easy, and requires no fitness. I have to develop a lot more upper body strength and fitness for this edged weapon stuff to be viable. I'm doing that, and it;s progressing well, better than I thought it would.
As someone in the fitness business once said, "being strong makes you hard to kill".