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guys remember the old drops for 46 and somone said he got for 30 elsewhere is the old aus 8 this is cts xhp steel now
Price set aside, which I agree is a problem, if MassDrop is selling knives at retail it defeats the whole point;
The Cold Steel is one of my go to heavy duty folders. And one of my go to recommendations to people who need just a solid utility knife.
It is very light and thin for it's size so it carries very well, and yet dose not feel flimsy at all. For reference one of the photos below is a Code 4 next to a Spyderco PM2 (Orange) and an Al Mar HD Eagle (Blue), you can see it's only a hair thicker than the Eagle and almost a scale thinner than the PM2. Some people say that it is uncomfortable because of it's slimness, but at lest for me that's not an issue.
The CTS-XHP has performed decently well, no complaints there. I will say it seems to be a bit of a dirt magnet, maybe I think that just because I tend to carry it when working labor jobs. But it does benefit from a good cleaning from time to time.
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I feel like it's a lil on the high side... am I right?
swatdoggy
It's about the same price after shipping. Some places have it for 79 dollars and maybe 84 dollars
The entire point of a MassDrop is to join others in a group buy to save money. Right now the unlock price is $65 and it's that on Amazon for the same knife (and I can actually choose whatever Code-4 model I want - instead of the only 2 choices here (and oddly it says three, I guess someone just copy/pasted an earlier Code-4 MassDrop)). What the hell is the point? If I use Amazon I can pay the SAME price, get the SAME knife (or any other variation of the Code-4) and get it in my hands before this drop even ends - let alone when this drop ships.
What the hell is going on with this website as of late?
ShallotInS30V
Thank you. You saved me a lot of typing by saying exactly what I was thinking. This knife has been on my "acquire" list for a while; I was excited when I saw it was a MD and was about to join the drop when thought, "wait...didn't I just see it on Amazon for that exact price, with free 2 day shipping?"
I don't like having to double-check the price of everything on MD to make sure I'm actually getting a deal. I know knife prices well enough to see a discount from far off, but necessarily not other products.
This drop was definitely worth it 2 drops ago when MD had it for $46 (I was too slow to join the drop then), then following drop was $59, now $69...not worth it so much nowadays...
bdpf
Yeah also I would love the spear point option.
bdpf
If only the old price point was here blugh, I burned enough cash at vegas anyhow to start the year.
I'm confused. It's under $65 with free shipping on Amazon - that's quite a bit less, since I thought the buys here were supposed to be less than we could find elsewhere... ? I've been waiting for this knife to drop here again, but not for $5 more plus shipping.
GoAndDo
(I just noticed when the quota is met here the price drops to about the same as Amazon, so it's not as poor a deal as I thought, but still more, since Amazon has free shipping.)
Picked up three serrated spear point(love this spear point) @ $30 a pop last October from Woot. I have that price point stuck in my head now. Would not mind picking up a plain edge at half the price charged here.
Massdrop says 3 options. I only see available the tanto and clip point which is more of a Bowie shape . But in the pictures I clearly see a closed Spearpoint. Would definitely buy the spear point if available
Atm the cost is the same as Amazon. I do want to get this knife, maybe next year.
Shipping & handling $ 21,50 ? No thanks, but thanks... Other knives shipped for $4,50 and $6,50...
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hgoor
It states $3.50 to US addresses
PNWNative
Yeah lucky for you dude...
Woah, excellent shipping! My knife is already in town after less than a day, and I should receive it tomorrow.
Pahani
As others suggested, I left the knife open at around a 90-degree angle for a few days, and closing it is not a problem.
Out of the box, this knife is very sharp! This is the first knife that I can shave hair with, without even touching the edge after I received it.
I bought this knife the last time it came around. I really love it - but it's bloody well massive. Not an EDC just because of the size for me - but I like to keep it handy around the house for various tasks. Really well made.
Why has the price increases so dramatically from the last drop? Almost a 30% increase
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Unwisefool
I'm sure they will not answer your or any other questions ar this point. I'm also amazed by the extreme shipping costs to Europe. $21,50 are you kidding? Mostly they will charge something between the 3 and 13 US dollars, which seems fine.
Same here, by the time I checked the last drop they were sold out. Going from $46 to $59 is quite significant. Proof is that this drop has been live for a few days and only 24 were sold, the other drop sold out in an hour or 2 (and yes, it was the same XHP version). I'll wait for a future drop with hopefully a better price.
I have the non serrated clip point. Absolutely love this knife. Smooth action. Strong lock. I don't know what king of finish they use on the frame of this model but it shows absolutely no wear whatsoever. The cts blade is as razor sharp as the day I bought it from here over 6 months ago. Very slim as well and I usually take this knife with me when I'm wearing dress pants since it's so light and slim you don't even notice it. Can't say enough good things.
They are great knives, I just wish Cold Steel would make a smaller Code 3 or 2.5.
Tblade
I've been waiting years for a code 4 mini. Still hasn't happened. The regular size code 4 is a fantastic knife in its own right, but a more decent friendly version would be damn near unbeatable.
Got this knife from Massdrop four years ago. (Someone else ordered it with their account for me). Very durable. Good for prying and all that. The locking system is excellent, although I find it difficult to close with my left hand (my non-dominant hand), not that it's an issue. I'd rather have it be difficult to close than weak. The blade is the real issue here. I had the tanto with serrations, although the serrations weren't really an issue, and neither was the tanto. It dulled quite a bit, and I've never been able to get it sharp again. Not even close. I literally shaved my face with it when it was still new. I can't cut arm hair at all no matter how much I sharpen it now. I've even had some other people try to sharpen it.
For this reason I'd really like some of the similar knives from Cold Steel to drop, but with better steel. The Golden Eye from Cold Steel looks like a similar knife, but with S35VN. If anyone who makes polls is reading this, I'd love to see it included in a poll.
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Ah, okay. If Cold Steel themselves did the switch, that would make sense. I tried checking an old version of the site with archive.org, but there aren't any archives from before 2016, unfortunately.
Soundtoxin
If it doesn't have the markings then it has the old steel. Not that it was any bad. Can you explain the sharpening procedure you guys used? It should be able to take razor sharp edge just like any other knife.
Waiting for this to drop again to snag a non-serrated clip point.
Wow.. the tri-ad lock is difficult to work. Very hard to close. Everything else about the knife is top notch; however, the lock is such a disappointment that I could not in good faith recommend this Cold Steel product.
There are some YouTube videos that show how to make some modifications to the knife to make it usable. My advice -- do some research before purchasing.
razor9edge
The unlocking mechanism should break in with use. I can open all my tri ad lock knives with one hand and I'm a skinny guy. These are fantastic knives but the current discount frankly sucks here.
Just received my clip point (relatively fast shipping for MD!) Seems mighty durable, but I thought my tri-ad lock was defective. I wrestled five minutes to close it and it still refuses to close half the time without some serious struggling. Definitely not a knife you can just flick open either. Anyone know if I can expect the lock and hinge to loosen up over time?
Len11
It will loosen over time. Try leaving it partially open for a couple days in a safe spot. That really helped with my CS Pro Lite, and I'm currently doing it with my Code 4.
Gone already? Sigh. How much did it go for fellows?
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yeah it was
Len11
So the price has gone up by $13. That's a pretty big increase
How did I miss this? Edit: Ah yes, a flash drop... bummer.
Same here, the email was sent yesterday, I could only check today, wanted to join and the drop is inactive :( Any chance Massdrop can make it active again?
WHATTTTTT? Why did it end? I don't remember them writing "limited quantity"...
megical_banana
If I recall, it said it was limited to 125 units. I was coming to read the comments, and then when I decided to pull the trigger I the join button had already changed to a request button.
how did this go inactive by 5PM when it just posted TODAY?????
daveyb04
Demand and supply.
Wow I barely made it in this time but glad I did.
I bought this during the last drop here. The clip point is a great knife. I use some friction tape, strategically applied to the scales, and it make the knife a lot better. Just, do not use too much.
Unfortunately shipping is the deal breaker!
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Cool. I am actually an old guy. Kiwi refers to New Zealand.
ScottieG
OOOHHH... never would've guessed... I guess cuz of all the kiwi birds?
Dang, looks like I missed the knife. :(
Already have this knife and its awesome. Slim and its not to heavy, fits in your pocket real nice and ya don't even know it's there. The lock is one of the strongest out there. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Seems like a decent price on a knife for a change, especially for that steel. I like the looks of the tanto but not a fan of the serrations or the tri-ad lock.
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I just added one of those to my Amazon wish list 5 minutes ago. I don't blame you.
I am not sure. I have several of those budget Cold Steel ProLite that were on clearance at MidwayUSA for $15, and if I flick the blade open on one of them, I have to tap the release on the edge of the table to be able to close it. At this price, I would simply tune the knife some with a diamond file, being careful not to take off too much nor fix where it did not have the issue.
Also, as with my Cold Steel Recon 1 knives, the blade swings freely once the lock is released. Now, I catch the blade on the non-sharpened base, but it took several times getting cut before I adapted. Also Cold Steel has some strong springs and if you fail to properly open one, it comes back with some force.