EDC For CCW? Cold Steel Peace Maker (Void Where Prohibited By Law)

Image: Cold Steel KnivesA boot knife like the new Cold Steel Peace Maker doesn’t quite fit the description of a typical EDC knife: it doesn’t fold, it doesn’t carry discreetly in your pocket, and it will freak out your co-workers if you whip it out to open your mail at the office. As a defensive weapon or a backup to your CCW handgun, however, it’s pretty wicked.

In those jurisdictions where it’s legal, at least. And it doesn’t hurt to wear boots.

Image: Cold Steel Knives

The Peace Maker comes in two models, with 4″ and 5.5″ blades of German 4116 steel. Both models use this modified Scandinavian grind (a snap to resharpen on larger stones) and both of them are ridiculously lightweight. The 5.5″ Peace Maker II weighs 5.5 ounces, and the smaller Peace Maker III weighs only 3.4 ounces.

Some states and jurisdictions prohibit the concealed carry of fixed-blade knives like this, but this knife looks far too useful to be thought of as just a fighting blade. I’m currently quite impressed with the $30 Cold Steel ‘Kobun’ Tanto, and these Peace Makers are even cheaper, with street prices in the $20s.

Clay and I continue to be amazed by similarly-designed Mora knives, which handily perform nearly any knife task with admirable aplomb. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I’m excited to see the Mora concept catching on with American knife makers. Could these (Taiwanese)-American knives challenge the Mora knife for the title of Best Woodcraft Knife For Cheap Bastards? We’ll hopefully let you know in a few months.


  1. I_Like_Pie says:

    I LOOOOOVE my Mora.

  2. Sam L. says:

    Be a LOT harder to baton this CS, if you needed to.

    Looks cool, though. Not replacing my Mora, though.

  3. Paul B says:

    Ditto the Mora’s. I have 4 that are essentially the same knife. Expecting breakage that has never occured.

  4. Michael L. says:

    “Freak out your co-workers..”

    I will never forget an interview I saw on TV probably 30 or 40 years ago. It was some record producer as I recall who had a big honkin Puma White Hunter tied to his vest the entire time talking music. LOL

  5. Sovereign says:

    Midwayusa has them available for pre-order and it comes with free shipping for $19.99. Just placed my order and looking forward to getting this knife.

  6. gunfighter 2012 says:

    I’m sorry but that thing wins the Ugly Knife of All Time Award. That thing is a crime against nature. Give me a piece of broken glass with some duct tape for a handle. A 50d nail with a rag wrapped around it. Maybe a syphilitic leper with sharp teeth. ANYTHING but this design flaw.

  7. Mark N. says:

    If I twas to carry a boot knife, it’d be a sgian dhubh or a ballock knife, not this mall ninja stuff.

  8. Ryan R says:

    To mark n im going to have to call you out this is absolutely not mall ninja you can disagree with cold steels marketing but you can’t argue with the quality and value of cs products.

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EDC For CCW? Cold Steel Peace Maker (Void Where Prohibited By Law)

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