I Opened Another Italian 4Max

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Jimislash, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Nautique


    May 15, 2016
    Don't blame you. I wouldn't want to overpay $100 for a knife as well!
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  2. mark70


    Apr 8, 2017
    it is impossible that they were produced by:


    these are other quality industrial cutlery in maniago italy:

    tecnocut (viper)

    cold-steel makes exceptional knives in the last few years I think it is having problems as it regulates the quality control both for the lockable and for the fixed blades.
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  3. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    You can buy it for $200 today with a coupon as part of a labor day sale on an auction site. Maybe not a bad deal at that price.
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  4. Mike Sastre

    Mike Sastre Custom Crafted Concealex Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 23, 1999
    The Gen 1 4Max was perfect, no problems.
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  5. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    The Italian version has a nice darker gray G10. I like that.

    Is there a clear favorite between the Italian version and USA version?
  6. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    I think you'd need someone(s) with both if you want a comparison that is not about country of origin or scale color :)
    I like my USA gen 2 a lot, despite the initial snafu with lockbar fit. It was "handled" and is now first rate. This thread might lead some to conclude there is a pervasive problem, but I don't know how far-reaching the problem with the Italian made version is, nor do I see anything in this thread that answers that question. Sorry can't be more helpful.
  7. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Thanks for the input.

    Only difference I can see (aside from country of origin) is the G10 color and $45. Think I'll just pull the trigger and see the 4-Max up close for myself. I've been going back and forth for days.
  8. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I look forward to your opinion when it arrives.
  9. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Something else caught my eye. Another beefy overbuilt knife. Custom/near custom level. Rather pricey (for me) but hard to find and absolutely gorgeous. So I snagged it.

    Might try the 4-Max down the road.

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