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Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Jimislash, Jul 11, 2018.
Don't blame you. I wouldn't want to overpay $100 for a knife as well!
it is impossible that they were produced by:
these are other quality industrial cutlery in maniago italy:
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.
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.
The Gen 1 4Max was perfect, no problems.
The Italian version has a nice darker gray G10. I like that.
Is there a clear favorite between the Italian version and USA version?
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.
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.
I look forward to your opinion when it arrives.
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.