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    Cold Steel Knife, Safe Closing

    Our late founder Michael T. turned me onto this super sharp light weight knife. It's a Cold Steel copy of a famous South African Design.

    Many Bersa Chatters have this knife and many including MT learned the hard way and cut themselves trying to close this knife.

    Here is a video tutorial on just how to do it safely.

    Also a demo of the opening speed of the Rajah III

    Yes, that is my smartphone in the background controlling the camera functions of the GoPro4. Video shot in Narrow view.


    http://youtu.be/frwc9DLmdQ0


    In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017

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    Re: Cold Steel Knife, Safe Closing

    Just wanted to share a little mod I did to my Kudu knives to quiet them down. I replaced the keyring with a paracord loop. The method of closing remains the same as RC describes in his video. You are just placing a finger inside the paracord loop vs. a keyring. The knife if a lot more quiet and can still be clipped to a carabiner if needed.

    I changed the sharpening angle to 38 degrees (19 dps) vs. the original 25 degrees on my kudus for longevity of the edge. I follow up with a good stropping on a piece of leather.
    In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017.

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    Re: Cold Steel Knife, Safe Closing

    I've been thinking about getting one of these. Thanks for the video!


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    Re: Cold Steel Knife, Safe Closing

    To add to the tutorial, NEVER cut towards yourself. My youngest son received one of these as a gift from Dear Old Dad . I almost regretted it when he came to me in the yard squirting blood from his leg. Trying to open a box he somehow stabbed himself in the thigh and got a few stitches for it. Did I mention Cold Steel sometimes like to practice on their owners and are SHARP!
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