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New Cold Steel Products of 2012

One of the greatest things about each new year is the release of brand new knives. While most products are announced earlier, some of them don’t start shipping until later. Cold Steel’s new knives for 2012 are finally shipping, so here’s your chance to take a look at a few of the latest products.

The Secret Edge

The Secret Edge is an amazingly sharp and well-designed neck knife. It’s light, thin and unobtrusive, so it won’t be burdensome when you’re carrying it for a long time.

Micro Recon 1

The two knives in the Recon 1 series may be small, but they have a big bite. These little knives easily hook onto your keys and come in either a tanto style or spear point blade.

Medieval Buckler

Although this isn’t a knife, Cold Steel is now selling this awesome training replica to protect your hand during a swordfight. Keep in mind, you shouldn’t use this with metal knives. Instead, use one of the rubber training knives.

Holdout I

The Holdout series is an attempt at recreating the epic knives used by Scottish warriors and it succeeds on so many levels. Although the overall design is reminiscent of the olden days, this is in no way an old knife. The handle is made from G-10 laminates and features a Tri-Ad lock.

Tuff Lite

The Tuff Lite is another small but powerful knife. It’s really light, but it has a grip that enables you to hold it firmly while cutting. This is a good knife to carry in your pocket or around your neck on a lanyard.


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  1. Have any of you heard of Leethal Cutlery?

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