Recommendation? Experience with CS’s Aus8a steel?

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by DangerZone98, May 14, 2020.

  1. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    In terms of edge retention and toughness, is Cold Steel’s Aus8a steel good? I’ve been impressed by their Aus10a and S35VN so far.
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  2. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    It’s just as good as any other aus8, maybe better. I do notice its harder to sharpen compared to me rat 1. Puts up a little more of a fight and Im using diamond stones.
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  3. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    I've always been pleased with it. It seems tough and easy enough to sharpen.
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  4. dogstar


    Jan 23, 2011
    I have it on my bird and trout. Easy to sharpen, take a razor's edge. Works fine for cutting up cardboard, doesn't dull too quickly.
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  5. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Very easy to sharpen and strop to a mirror.

    Kinda soft, so it rolls before chipping. Very corrosion resistant.
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  6. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Based on your responses, it seems to be a good deal for what you pay for. Thanks guys.
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  7. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I've used it in Recon 1 faders for 18 or so years? I've had an ultra lock and two triad locks in it.

    Not bad. Tough steel.
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  8. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :) The newer improved steels are just that , but expect to pay more .

    Cold Steel does a great HT , so their AUS8A was respectable , IMO .

    I even used a few of my old Voyagers as throwing knives (NOT recommended ) with no damage . :cool::thumbsup:
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  9. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    That’s impressive.

    @Smiling perhaps Cold Steel Voyager knives are girlfriend-proof?
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  10. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    Can they pry a stuck drawer open? :D
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