New for 2019

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by fielder, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Yeah, not clear on the AD10 either...the description says "sub 4-inch blade", but the specs list it as 4".
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  2. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    Don't hold them to it, but I just talked to CS, theyre saying early feb for the AD10 & 15 ….
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  3. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Also,Really looking forward to getting on the Wild West Bowie in 1090 steel. Probably made in India, like the 1917 Frontier Knife
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  4. yoz's friend

    yoz's friend

    Jun 30, 2001
    i like the wild west bowie. dont get why they would do to D2 from o1.
  5. jonnyfgroove


    Feb 21, 2008
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  6. F22shift


    Mar 1, 2017
    Nice. Street price is very affordable.
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  7. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Very affordable indeed,recently I find myself purchasing alot more Cold Steel products than Spyderco or Benchmade
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  8. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    $135 for an AD10 with S35VN from a famous designer, this is really hard to beat.

    Also the new code 4 in s35vn is only $80. This is probably one of the cheapest s35vn knives in the market. The LAPG TBFK is the only knife that’s cheaper AFAIK but I wouldn’t trust my life with this over the Code 4
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  9. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Usually cost, but the D2 has less upkeep and a lot of OP don't want to do it. 01 has a lot going for it, they should do both.
  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Just to nip this in the bud, they're switching from O-1 to A-2, not D2...completely different animal;)

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  11. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    A2 is some tough stuff.According to Gough custom knives who did an in house test.
  12. dingy


    Feb 19, 2008
    cold steel version of W49 and chaos bowie are looks cool.
    i will buy them both.
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  13. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    $135 for an AD-10 and $150 for the AD15 ? I cant believe how insane that is.The 2 bargains of the year ! nothings gonna come close to these two. It would be even lower in the secondary market but I cant wait that long .I wonder if Demkos gonna get burned by this;why spend 1000 and 650 for the custom and midtech when you can spend less than 300 for both of these ?
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  14. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    I don't think so. His customs are excellent and super sought after. If anything, it will take some of the pressure of him. I suspect he is buried in emails asking for customs. I know I have personally contributed to that problem lol.
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  15. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Would think they paid him to use the design, or give him a cut of each one sold...some sort of compensation that he obviously found attractive enough to do it.
  16. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    Only thing really jumping out at me is the Western Bowie and the new versions of the Drop Forged Survivalist and Bowie with the nicer coating(and handle scales for the Survivalist). Sorta like the Chaos Bowie too, but every year I say this and yet I still don't own a single one of the Chaos line, so we'll see. I like the bolo as well, but if I'm gonna order a Filipino bolo, I'm more likely to order it from TFW as Cold Steel's swords don't always turn out as nice as I hope. The rest just doesn't interest me. I respect Demko as a designer, but I've personally always considered his designs rather ugly and they do not interest me in the slightest. They're also too bulky for me to ever want to actually carry them-I mean sure, if you're out trekking through the Amazon rainforest or something I guess it could be useful, but there's no cutting tasks *I* need to accomplish that I can't accomplish just as easily with a lighter and more aesthetically appealing(to me) PM2, Manix 2, or Native. And even if I was out trekking through the rainforest or whatever and wanted a knife built a little more like a tank, I'd be content to stick with my Recon 1. Don't feel any need to upgrade any of my Voyagers or Ti-Lites to new steels, Espada is still more than I care to pay for, not concerned about the swords...
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  17. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    yeah he might make as much in royalties as making the customs if not more, I guess he can then make knives at a slower pace.But I think down the road those 1300.00 customs might bring in much less when people eventually resell them..
  18. Nautique


    May 15, 2016
    I don't think the CS AD10 & 15 are going to affect the $ of the Demkos. The person that will drop the $$ on a Demko isn't too intrested in a $130 Asian produced version im guessing.
  19. Popsickle


    Jul 25, 2010
    ill get the 10 and the 15 if this pricing % is correct . I waited 2 years for a custom AD10 that I deemed wasn't worth it, and more have owned an AD-15MG that also wasn't worth the asking price. This pricing will allow us to own a custom design at a fraction of the cost and not feel bad when we beat on it. The same thing goes for recently released massdrop knives
  20. Popsickle


    Jul 25, 2010

    I don’t think they will hurt his custom sales of the ad-10. I think the AD-15 might after seeing it..... there isn’t any huge difference between the custom or MG to the production. I won’t be able to comment on lock operation until I get one in hand, but if it functions as smoothly as the Demko version with no play and free swinging action...... this is an amazing pickup for the price.

    The biggest difference I saw in the AD-10 is the linerless construction which puts the lock strength to about 400lbs(spine).... which is plenty for the average user. I guarantee this will be a fine replacement for those who can’t afford the custom. It should have been done A LOT sooner.

    As of now........ I’m in for both. If it goes to only 1 I’ll be getting the 15 over the 10.

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