Ancient samurai sword makers in Japan would make their blades with many layers of laminated steel. This process was called “Honsanmai" which means three layers. This type is steel is perfect because you get a hard and sharp cutting edge. Combine that with softer, more flexible steel on the outside and you have the beginning of a great knife.
Cold Steel is applying this principle to their “custom series" folding knives.
I was able to get a good deal on a Caledonian Edge recently and here are my thoughts:
What I like about the knife:
1. San Mai steel means great edge retention with less brittleness.
Not only was my Caledonian edge hair shaving sharp out of the box, I know that it isn't likely to break under hard use like some high carbon blades.
2. The Caledonian Edge looks and feels like a custom dagger. It only has one sharpened edge, which is good because you don't need to worry about it getting confiscated in most cities.
3. The blade is hollow ground. This means that the thick spine becomes thinner as you get closer to the edge.
This feature gives the Caledonian Edge a razor sharp cutting edge, which is perfect for precise cutting.
4. The jimping (thumb grooves) on the spine of the blade feels nice in your hand. This is also helpful for making razor thin slices.
5. Cold Steel uses a super tough “liner lock" that has been tested to hold well over 100 pounds.
No need to worry about your fingers getting chopped off!
What I didn't like about the knife:
1. With a suggested retail value of $419.99, Cold Steel's Caledonian Edge is on the pricey side.
The Cold Steel Caledonian Edge is a great knife for utility and everyday use.
It also looks very impressive and is well worth the $420 price tag.
Now you can get a Caledonian Edge for $239.
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