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Cold Steel Bowie Bushman (or, "Where did all that blood come from?")

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Cooper, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Cooper

    Cooper

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    Back in the day I bought a Cold Steel Bushman at a gun show. I was fairly impressed with it for all the usual reasons, but as soon as I could afford a "nice" knife I gave it to a friend.

    For some reason, I got it into my head that I wanted another. I decided I'd get the bowie version, maybe strip the finish and give it a cool paracord wrap and it would be a fun little project as well as a backup knife.

    Well, the knife arrived from Amazon ($25.24) tonight. I took it out of the box and was impressed with how lightweight it is for such a large knife. There was some sort of protective goo on the shiny edge of the blade and the etched logo, as well as inside the hollow handle.

    After I tested the blade on my arm hair (a smooth and complete shave) and a page from a magazine (basically fell through it) I set about about wiping the goo off with a paper towel. As I was turning it over I felt a tiny tug on my little finger. There was no pain at all.

    You know the rest of the story. Suddenly drops of blood were pitter-pattering onto the kitchen floor. Still no pain. It's just a nick, but it's a very clean, very profuse nick. Much like a shaving cut.

    In any event, I now remember why I love this knife and also gave it away. It's a tremendously sharp pry bar that's hard to hold onto and weighs nothing. A great tool that is incredibly unforgiving. I'm very impressed and properly cautioned.
     
  2. Pawcatch@aol.co

    Pawcatch@aol.co

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    I wrapped the handle of mine with some od duct tape.
    Still a great knife for the money.
     

  3. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I've owned four or five Cold Steel knives over the years and for the money they have been great.
     
  4. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Nice knife!

    In case you need one, here is a response I've used a few times when questioned about new bandages, shortly after a knife purchase:

    "What happened to you?"

    "I was cleaning my new knife, and it went off..."


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