Cold Steel was founded in 1980 by Lynn Thompson, thus beginning the company famous for “making the strongest, sharpest knives in the world.” Based in Ventura, California, Cold Steel has a huge product line ranging from simple utilitarian blades to large tactical blades and beyond - Cold Steel has a model for every niche and need. Over the decades since their inception, Cold Steel has been credited with the popularization of the American Tanto, checkered Kraton handles, and partnering with Andrew Demko for the Triad and Scorpion locks which offer unparalleled strength. Cold Steel has truly made their mark on the knife industry!
Cold Steel uses high quality materials and exhaustively tests their knives to ensure that the durability and performance of their models exceeds the industry standard and raises a new high bar. Each model is well thought-out for real world applications and use in most any environment. In extensive lock strength testing, the Triad lock outperformed other locks tested by a significant margin. When you use your Cold Steel knife you can be sure that it will be ready for the task at hand and ask for more. Whether your needs are utility or tactical, there is a Cold Steel ready to do the job.