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Cold Steel, Inc., founded in 1980 by company president, Lynn C. Thompson, is a company dedicated to making the strongest, sharpest knives in the world. Over the last three decades, Cold Steel has been at the forefront of the many innovations that have helped to define the knife industry as a whole.
Cold Steel continually strives for progressive accomplishment, including the introduction of the checked Kraton handles, and the Tanto point blade styles that have gone from curiously interesting features to industry-wide hallmarks of quality and sophistication. New ground was also broken with the introduction of unique new blade steels like San Mai III and locking mechanism such as the Tri-Ad Lock. Good looks are important, in knives as much as in life. Perfect fits, clean lines, precise grinds and beautiful polishes all add value and satisfaction when you buy a knife. Often, the true beauty of a knife only becomes apparent when the knife is used. At Cold Steel, they believe that all of their knives must perform. They insist all of their knives deliver extraordinary performance for their asking price. In order to achieve this goal, Cold Steel is vitally interested in all the elements that are critical to performance. When it comes to the blade, these include steel, heat treatment, profile, thickness, blade and edge geometry. Every one of these factors is studied in minute detail to arrive at the optimum combination for a specific use. If the knife is a folder, they concentrate on the locking mechanism to ensure the strongest, safest construction. For handles, they strive to develop the perfect mix of materials and ergonomics to offer the most comfortable secure grip available. Above all, Cold Steel tests what they make. Rigorous testing is the only way to ensure they receive the level of performance consumers’ demand.
Cold Steel continues to always look to the future, constantly striving to make the world's strongest, sharpest knives. That goal as elusive and difficult to achieve as it is, has been the same for the past thirty years.