pocket sword.

While we’re on the subject of knives:

I can’t quite decide whether the Cold Steel Rajah II is a monumentally stupid idea, or the coolest folder ever.  A folding kukri with a six-inch blade?

Of course, a pocket knife that can lop off heads or limbs would be a handy thing to have on you when the zombie apocalypse finally occurs.  I’m thinking about buying two, one for each pocket.

14 thoughts on “pocket sword.

  1. mac says:

    The kukri blade design gives it an advantage when chopping. I wouldn’t recommend chopping with a folder, no matter how long the blade.

    • Chrystoph says:

      I agree with the folder != chopping device.

      This looks like an excellent large knife for the fellow in the Amazon review that was talking about kayaking and needing to cut through the water growth.

      A kukri is a basically an alternative to a hand axe.

      Sorry, Marko, I am tagging this one as an appeal to posures, mostly because of the kukri aspect.

  2. Sigivald says:

    I’d say it’s more Kukrish, than Kukri.

    6″ is too small for a Kukri; it’s just got about the same basic shape.

    Meh.

  3. That looks like a knife for people who read too much Laurel K. Hamilton.

  4. Tom Weber says:

    One of the guys that works in our Inventory department carries one of these to work every day. It fits his personality.

  5. RevolverRob says:

    I just can’t bring myself to find anything from Cold Steal to be palatable. Lynn Thompson is a jerkwad in person, and his designs rip off other people’s patents (http://www.google.com/patents?id=qk8ZAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false).

    -Rob

  6. Nylarthotep says:

    Kukrett? Heh.

    “big enough to approximate the feel and heft a fixed blade Kukri”

    Not likely. I can’t see an aluminum handle system having enough heft in that little package. I just can’t see chopping with it at all. Too small. Not that I have much need for chopping, but if I was in that situation I’d be carrying a fixed blade knife in any case.

    It probably is pretty nice for some applications. Not that you could actually carry it every day. I think I’d pass.

    I like some stuff by Cold Steel. I have the small Voyager for everyday pocket carry and it performs better than any knife I’ve every owned. It keeps an edge very well and I use it nearly every day.(I’ve had this one for 15 years.)

  7. aczarnowski says:

    Feels like a solution to a problem nobody has.

  8. Tam says:

    Lynn Thompson is quite the douchebag. His company has turned out well-made stuff over the years, although the actual utility of some of it is a little questionable.

    I know that these giant folders used to be targeted at the California market, where, due to some bizarre reason, it was hard to carry a fixed-blade anyplace, but any size of folder was okey-dokey. It’s been almost ten years since I read that, though. Check with Jim March.

    • aczarnowski says:

      Living in CA? Left.
      Can’t have proper tools for a job? Left.

      One more left and we have a right?

  9. Stretch says:

    I’ve a Cold Steel Kukri on the same belt as my MHI 625. I am SO ready for the coming zombie apocalypse.

    *now where did I leave my bottle of Holy water?*

  10. Glamdring says:

    I know in the past James Keating recommended the XL Voyager.

    It looks like a good replacement for large fixed blade to me for many uses.

  11. AM says:

    Save your money. Everything you need a six inch blade for is wrong with that design. Can’t skin, can’t baton properly, heck can’t even whittle.

    If you really need a six inch bladed folder for the zombie apocalypse, get a stabber. Steel into the brain generally stops zombies.

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