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Cold Steel Drop Forged Hunter

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Cold Steel Drop Forged Hunter

Cold Steel Drop Forged Hunter



While on a research trip in Argentina, Cold Steel President Lynn C Thompson had the pleasure of using a solid steel hunting knife by French knife-maker Michel Achez. He was incredibly impressed by Monsieur Achez's knife, which was both simple in design and astonishingly functional. Inspired by Michel's work (and with his blessing) Lynn began exploring how to bring this classic hunter to a larger audience.

Cold Steel's Drop Forged Hunter is expertly heat treated and drop forged from 52100 High Carbon steel with a Rockwell Hardness of 58-59 for superior toughness. It's continuously curved, super-wide blade is both sharp and strong, designed to put in great work in even the most demanding conditions. With no handle to break or no superfluous parts to rot, crack or get damaged in the field, the Drop Forged Hunter is a no-nonsense hard working outdoor / hunting knife and survival tool. Its ergonomic handle, with its integral finger guard deep comfortable trough and lanyard hole offers a very secure and comfortable grip even when wearing thick, heavy workman's gloves. Supplied with a thick, traditional leather sheath, the Drop Forged Hunter is sure to be appreciated and valued by real hunters who will marvel as its performance and value for money.


Code CS36M
Limited Edition: No
Brand: Cold Steel
Blade Material: 52100 High Carbon Steel
Blade Length (cm): 10.2
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.5
Overall Length (cm): 22.0
Blade Hardness (HRC): 58-59
Blade Type: Plain
Sheath: Leather
Product Weight (g): 232


  1. Coating comes off but stunning blade with beautiful leather sheathReview by
    Coating comes off, as you use this blade, but it looks more cool. The blade itself is thick chiunk of high quality steel, which works superb.

    The great point of this blade is sheer flexibility. It works as hunter, but it can be a bushcrafter, carver, and it can be a chopper with battoning. It will do everything.

    The beautiful leather sheath is highest quality, and blade keeps edges very well, and easy to sharpen too. Very light to carry, and it is a full tang lovely looking tool.
    (Posted on )
  2. Removed the CoatingReview by
    I removed the coating to expose a poorly finished blade, rough and uneven. I have spent many hours with a diamond stone honeing the blade surface flat. results are favourable, the knife is still a very capable bit of kit, just disapointed expected more from Cold Steel. (Posted on )
  3. Solid a a rockReview by
    The fact that there is nothing to drop off, come loose, rattle free, or weaken attracted me to this tool.

    I will try some mods in time such as maybe wrapping the handle, different grinds on the blade and so forth. I think this will be my ‘go to’ knife for field sports and general odd jobbery.

    The knife isn’t very large but it has a good useable blade. I even use one as a steak knife!
    (Posted on )
  4. Coatings seriously compromise the knifeReview by
    Having bought this knife knowing that it was a 'high carbon' steel, I was looking forward to it developing its own patina. Sadly there are two coatings on the version that I purchased; There is an outer lacquer which started to flake off so once I discovered this, I thought I would use a mild (vinegar) acid to etch off the lacquer, only to find that there is another coating - which is some sort of metal coating but I suspect that it is not a zinc coating as only the exposed edge now rusts.
    The reason that this is significant is that a zinc coating would be sacrificial and would help prevent the blade edge from rusting (ie, the coating would do the rusting and provide cathodic protection to the exposed 'high carbon' edge.) Thus, even more sadly, the metal coating makes the exposed edge rust first which is absolutely the opposite of what you would want!
    The knife, which would otherwise get 5 stars, now lives at the back of the drawer and I expect that when it next sees the light of day, the edge will be a line of rust fit only for the bin. At £60, it's not worth trying to remove the metal coating, so it's just a waste.
    If someone from Cold Steel wants to enlighten me, I would love to be proved wrong - it is a really lovely design and if it had been just plain, nicely hardened carbon steel it would have been great - that is, after all, what I was expecting!
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  5. industrial and surviving the trials.Review by
    So far this is proving to be a very capable knife i like the robust build, a one solid piece of quality steel and a tough as old boots leather sheath.
    Unsure about the finish on the knife soon this will wear and start to take on a chariter of its own, for now the dull sand blasted effect is OK just dont like the black applied lettering, this should have been stamped in to the steel.
    Mine came very sharp, has been easy to maintain and proving to be a very useable tool thus far.
    A real contender to be a lifetime knife for around £100.
    (Posted on )

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