Cold Steel is here at the NRA Annual Meeting, and they’re showing off their new Code 4 locking folding knives. These knives come in a variety of blade geometry configurations, but they are all 4 inches long, use a standard locking mechanism, and are housed in a set of aluminum grips. Dan and I were salivating over these new knives so much that RF actually plunked down the plastic and picked up one each for us to test out (the T&E models are still a ways off). Also in the case . . .
This MASSIVE trench knife. The blade is a solid chunk of steel, along with the post on the end, and the grip appears to be aluminum (yet still solid enough to knock some teeth out). They make no bones about it, this knife is designed to kill people. And it looks to be designed to do that job well.
Also in the prototype phase is this massive knife, a full tang design with a finish that is so hard that the Cold Steel guys claim you can take other knives and scratch it against the side of the thing, and the only thing that will happen is you’ll need to wipe the remains of the other knife off it.
And then there’s this Counter Point XL. It is WELL over 6 inches, closer to a full foot long in fact. They say the pivot and locking mechanism still needs work, but it should be available for sale shortly.