Cold Steel Club

join the Cold Steel club...

Location: IKC
Members: 104
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2023

Discussion Forum

how many cold steels do you have???

Started by Nick Arsenault. Last reply by Rome D. Rushing May 8, 2019. 66 Replies

Cold Steel Sword Canes

Started by Wrangler May 6, 2019. 0 Replies

How about a little Cold Steel eye candy?

Started by Rome D. Rushing. Last reply by Rome D. Rushing Apr 10, 2019. 1 Reply

new economic knives

Started by wesley mathew ratliff. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 16, 2015. 4 Replies

San Mai Sandwich Damascus Steel

Started by Art Cooper. Last reply by Frank yanez Apr 2, 2014. 12 Replies

Comment Wall

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Cold Steel Club to add comments!

Comment by Ellis H. Roberson on March 31, 2023 at 16:56

Hey Ken,

Send me a pic of the Trail Master with stag handles. Tell me what you want for it and we'll see what happens, 


Ellis Roberson


Comment by Kenneth Levin on March 31, 2023 at 12:52

Thinking about thinning out the herd a bit.

Who would be interested in both of these  COLD STEEL TRAIL MASTER model(s)?

I have two, both thirty plus years old.

TM #1 Looks to be a standard Trail Master, rubber handle, synthetic sheath, all original papers, label says:

NO. 16JS




I've owned this knife for over thirty years...new in the box

TM #2 Looks to be a Trail Master, stag handle, leather sheath, knife has never been placed into sheath, all original papers, label says:



1 PC.

 Opposite end label reads:


Can send pics of both if you are interested. Thanks

Comment by Lars Ray on September 27, 2022 at 15:12

Ha - vindicated! Gotta love those double-headed coins!  :-D

Comment by John Smithers on September 26, 2022 at 10:20

oops.  You were right.  the picture with the two kalinga folders and 2 fixed blades ARE Akonuas.  The Kalinga fixed blade is next to the Talwar.  You flipped the coin correctly.

Comment by Lars Ray on September 25, 2022 at 21:52

Ahhh..so it is a Kalinga...I wasn't quite sure when I commented. I obviously spent too much time flipping that coin... :-D That's a great side x side comparison - gives some good scale as to the actual size of the Talwar. 

Comment by John Smithers on September 25, 2022 at 16:25

I put the Talwar next to the full size Kalinga.  It shows just how large the Talwar is.  Holding the Talwar is such an awesome, and odd, experience.  I can almost hold the Talwar with two hands on the handle!

Comment by John Smithers on September 25, 2022 at 16:22

the bottom one is a Buck Kalinga.  The top two are Buck Kalinga Folders, pro.  the top 2 are S30V steel. The Kalingas have been out of production for a while.

The Kalinga below is a Pro model.  It is in S30V steel.

Comment by Lars Ray on September 25, 2022 at 12:38

That's a sweet pair of Buck Akonua's you there as well John. Your Talwar XL will look great among this group.

So what are the two folders? 

Comment by John Smithers on September 25, 2022 at 10:32

DLKG - I did not check on the size.  I bought it because of the shape of the blade!  when I got it I was truly shocked!  (in a good way)

Comment by dead_left_knife_guy on September 24, 2022 at 22:16

John Smithers, That looks to be a Talwar XL -- nice choice for a first Cold Steel!  People just tend not to appreciate the immense size of these knives until they finally hold one.  Pretty cool.  Enjoy it!


Members (104)


White River Knives

Visit Lee' s Cutlery




JSR Sports!

Click to visit

© 2024   Created by Jan Carter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service