Cold Steel OSS/OSI

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Two siblings side by side. The aspect makes one knife look smaller (OSS) than the other (OSI), but they are exactly the same size.

Cold Steel OSS aus-8a (double edged)/OSI aus-8a (single edged) Sub-Hilt Fighting Knives


I may have to see if I can track down a san mai OSS to complete the set as I will never be able to find or afford if I do find one, a Black Bear Classic
 

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During my research into recent cold steel aus8a knife purchases - apparently cold steel does a very good and consistent tempering with the aus8a.
 

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During my research into recent cold steel aus8a knife purchases - apparently cold steel does a very good and consistent tempering with the aus8a.
from experience yes, CS does an excellent job with their Aus-8a, they have many models in that steel and have a lot of experience with it. CS Aus-8a is tough/durable and a good steel, easy to sharpen and has reasonable edge retention.
 

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from experience yes, CS does an excellent job with their Aus-8a, they have many models in that steel and have a lot of experience with it. CS Aus-8a is tough/durable and a good steel, easy to sharpen and has reasonable edge retention.
Also found this, had really good success with my SRKs in AUS-8

Thats a hell of a knife there Wave Man!
 

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Also found this, had really good success with my SRKs in AUS-8
the SRK in Aus-8a is a beast of a knife, extremely tough and durable. It makes a brilliant general purpose belt knife, one you can bet your life on IMHO.
 

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the SRK in Aus-8a is a beast of a knife, extremely tough and durable. It makes a brilliant general purpose belt knife, one you can bet your life on IMHO.
They are a great knife for sure and amazing value when Cleaver had them on special for around $70. Alot of people seem to scoff at the Aus-8 but i've found it to be very capable and easily serviced in the field (y)
 
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