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Discussion in 'Knives' started by Elmiro Dungfoot, May 19, 2019.

  1. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    That aquarium shot is different, amazing Aloxfox. Great shot! :cool:
     
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    Good looking knife!

    I have a love/hate relationship with the Cold Steel Tri-Ad lock. There have been a couple of Cold Steel knives I bought only to experience the lock was so stiff I couldn't use the knives (major issues when unlocking the blade to close!); returned to seller with fortunately no problem. OTOH, I do have a couple of the Tuff-Lite knives as well as a couple of Micro-Recon; all of which supposedly have the Tri-Ad lock. So on the smaller knives the mechanism was fine. On the larger ones (at least what I tried) absolutely no go.

    I've been intrigued not so much with the AD-10 as with the 'Code 4'; but given my past experience have been hesitant. So I'd like your impressions...

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Moshe,

    This particular knife is pretty-much perfect, except for the factory pocket-clip. Which could have been better designed, but as with most cutlery concerns, pocket-clips seem to be a distant after-thought. As far as, the 'tri-ad lock'; it works flawlessly on this big knife. Blade was perfectly centered on my product, and razor-sharp. It deploys buttery-smooth with a slight flick-of-the-wrist. I just lubed by blade pivot, and lock with a little "Zoom" oil. Really didn't need any break-in time, per se. I ordered mine through, 'Grand Prairie Knives' for the princely sum of: $140 USD. This blade is surprisingly a light-carry, but it takes-up a lot real estate in the pocket, so bear that in mind. Most Cold Steel mavens gravitate towards these big knives (Espada, Talwar, etc.). So they know-that going-in. The product has beautifully finished G10 scales with no roughness, or hot-spots anywhere. Most of Cold Steel's 'Demko line-up' seems to be a slightly, better manufacture in my humble opinion. The Code 4, and Hunter, all have pretty much positive reviews. The factory AD-10 has aluminum liners to cut-down on weight, and price; considering a custom Demko AD-10 is over $600 USD. :eek: S35VN is a little easier to sharpen than CPMS30V, which is another point in it's favor. Finally, the AD-10 is probably a trade-off in size for those who don't want a 4 Max. I watched all the online Youtube reviews before I purchased, and read multiple reviews. So, I understand where your coming-from. I think I made an informed purchase. Peace out!
     
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    @Elmiro Dungfoot: Thanks for sharing your experience. I've been aware of the benefits of S35VN over S30V; both in terms of sharpening and at least from some knife makers, a difference in tendency to chip (from what I've been able to glean, this was a significant reason some moved to S35VN over the S30V; although it appears for some reason (??) Spyderco still is in love with S30V...go figure!

    fyi, the Cold Steel knife that I encountered the worst lock problems with was the Hold Out; I don't even recall if it was the Hold Out II or the Hold Out III. I just recall receiving it, liking it on unboxing, and then struggling to close the blade once opened. This is the only knife I've ever had that happen. But I have seen other reviews of folks complaining about the tri-ad lock...

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Umm, it's not the best, as there's always room for improvement -- but here ya go

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    Not my favorite knife anymore but love this shot.

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    The Cold Steel Code4 is a strange knife. It is big but very thin with cold smooth metal scales that make it uncomfortable to grip and use. I have it in CTS Carpenter XHP steel in tanto. The lockup is rock solid but a very stiff back lock to release.
    I don’t like this knife and usually use my Voyager Large instead. I find the lock less stiff and the whole package far more ergonomic.

    tbzbbt