Came in a padded envelope – and the box is worse for the wear . . .
Let’s get it out of the box . . .
And YOU can just relax – and we all know who YOU are . . .
The Cold Steel Voyager XL is NOT a small knife by any stretch . . .
At a little over 12 inches open it definitely makes a statement . . .
For the size the weight at 7.9 oz isn’t too bad . . .
The Voyager XL hanging out with the Buck 110 Auto – what most folks consider a large pocket knife . . .
The Buck 110 with a 3.75 inch blade is no slouch but next to the voyager XL . . .
A good size knife – the Marbles Folding Bowie . . .
The Folding Bowie gets a seat at the table size wise – but even folded it still requires a belt worn sheath to carry – the Voyager tucks right in your pocket . . .
Marbles most excellent – I would even be tempted to say elegant – Safety Folding Knife deserves a place at the table – point in its favor is the fact it folds and will slip in your pocket . . .
But other than looks? – side by side – there isn’t anything the Marbles has on the Voyager – better reach – reinforced tanto tip – AUS10A steel – Cold Steel put quite a knife on the table with this Voyager . . .
One knife that holds its own with the Voyager is the KA-BAR combat knife . . .
Except . . . You just can’t fold the KA-BAR and slip it in your pocket . . .
The Cold Steel Voyager??
Unless you are going to abuse the crap out of it – the Cold Steel Voyager XL Tanto will not let you down – completely over built – Tri-Ad locking mechanism – quite sharp right out of the box – the Griv-Ex scales reinforced with heat treated 6061 aluminum give you an incredible non-slip grip texture – the reinforced tanto point – AUS10A steel – What a package . . .
As with all of Cold Steel XL knives about the only thing you shouldn’t do? Don’t pull one out of your pocket to cut an apple up at the lunch table at work -trust me on this – just don’t!
Get your happy ass over to Smoky Mountain Knife Works and pick one up before they go out of stock ( again ) – after all you deserve one . . .
Can’t decide which Cold Steel to buy?? Really? You folks know I am an enabler – buy them both – or all 3 of them – YOU have MY permission – or do it like Short Stack does it – he buys knives 2 at a time – one for him and one for Mrs. Short Stack – see folks it’s simple . . .
I’ve got 4 coming from Smoky Mountain – 3 Rough Ryder’s and an electrician’s knife in an Italian brand – Mac Coltellerie – read several reviews on some of their knives – good stuff and great prices – we shall see . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket??
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!