I like Big Knives I Cannot Lie! – with apologies to Sir Mix-a-Lot . . . LMAO!
Every time I look at something on AMAZONIA in the “suggested” products there are always at least several knives – tell me they don’t have the algorithm thingy figured out – at least for me . . . At $40 bucks I couldn’t pass it up . . .
One Good Looking Knife . . .
That 8Cr13MoV stainless steel clip point blade with a satin finish is pretty – and pretty much flawless – the steel does not have the best edge retention but the trade-off is it’s easy to sharpen – think 440A . . .
A little bit of a departure from most of Cold Steel’s large knives – the Luzon has a lanyard hole – And FRN scales – keeps cost AND weight down . . .
The scales are supposed to emulate the look and feel of bamboo – I wouldn’t know about that as I have never had a knife with bamboo scales – LOL – The FRN scales give you good traction and no hot spots so it’s good with me . . .
Another departure from the “norm” is the pocket clip – it’s FRN not steel and the knife comes with a sliding lock that locks the frame lock into position when open – although as stout as the frame lock is you really won’t need it – but some folks just are not comfortable with frame locks . . .
A couple of close ups of the pocket clip – really low profile – no hot spot issue when using the knife . . .
Wide enough that it grips well so the knife doesn’t move around . . .
Blade centering is spot on . . .
And for what it’s worth – it is made in China – not Taiwan . . . .
Weight wise you are paying for the large blade – the box lists it at 9.3 oz . . .
And of course a glamor shot for you two – and we all know who you are . . .
Let’s round this thing up – shall we? – If a LARGE knife that’s inexpensive – easy to sharpen – and if deep enough ( need about a 7 inch pocket ) rides good in your pocket – easy to deploy, you can drag it across the back corner of your pocket and it opens as you clear the pocket with it ( wave style opening ) or it “flips” open nicely – AND is just way up on the WOW scale – this fits good and doesn’t crunch the budget – it’s only $40 bucks . . .
The only downside(s) to the large LUZON :
The pocket clip is NOT reversible – 8Cr13MoV is not the latest greatest super steel but it’s easy to keep sharp – and as with the other LARGE Cold Steel knives – DO NOT use this to cut up a piece of fruit at the lunch table at work – it will NOT end well . . .
The only question I have – Why haven’t you ordered one – or two ( and YOU know who I’m talking about ) yet?? Come on – what else are you going to do with $40 bucks?? – Buy enough gas to fill the lawnmower? – Buy a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter??
What’s in YOUR pocket??
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!