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Brand Of The Month: The Innovation Of Cold Steel High Performance Knives

Brand Of The Month: The Innovation Of Cold Steel High Performance Knives

29th Jun 2021

With over 40 years industry experience, Cold Steel are renowned for their optimum quality products, including fixed and folding knives, that have followed onto a vast array of products and specialised EDC options for UK terrain.

Cold Steel's Story

From the very beginning, Cold Steel have always been dedicated to creating the very best knife products available on the market, with statements including they offer the “strongest, sharpest knives in the world” and have been “at the forefront of the many innovations that have helped to define the knife industry.”

And it's safe to say, these statements could not be more true.

Since 1980 when the company was founded by Lynn Thompson, they have gone on to create new and pioneering designs and brand new knife materials to help shape the modernisation of tools and knives as the industry continues to grow, and still does to this day.

However, a huge development happened in 2020 when GSM Outdoors announced the acquisition of Cold Steel -

Eddie Castro, CEO, GSM, said, “Cold Steel is an iconic, best-in-class brand that Lynn Thompson has built over the last 40 years by pushing the needle on innovation and new testing standards. His users are some of the most loyal followers I’ve ever seen and a testament to what he has built. The team and I are highly enthusiastic about bringing this legendary brand into the GSM Family and broadening our current line of cutlery offerings.”

This was a surprise to every knife enthusiast out there, but since the change, Cold Steel has still continued to develop and grow, in true Cold Steel form.

To this day Cold Steel is the top knife brand that offers the sharpest knives, swords, tomahawks, machetes, cutlery and tools for everyday carry.


It is obvious to see that Cold Steel pioneer on a vast scale of products, but here at Heinnie Haynes, we are still fascinated by the amazing Cold Steel folding knives and Cold Steel fixed blades knives we are lucky enough to sell to our UK enthusiasts.

Here are just three of our top picks & our most popular sellers:

  1. Cold Steel Fixed Knife - Mini Leatherneck Clip Point

A miniature lifesaver from the Leatherneck series, this knife features everything you need, in one compact design.

Featuring 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, brushed blade finish and secure Ex-sheath, this mini clip point is the ideal lanyard companion with its safety steel guard and high quality grip.

Cold Steel Folding Knife - Pocket Bushman

A knife that was created with one clear goal, to be dependable, rugged and an essential for camp and utility chores.

The pocket bushman knife is created specifically for outdoor tasks and even emergency survival application, whilst also being at a size that can fit into pockets or stored in a pack.

Featuring a sleek and simple design, this knife certainly walks the walk.

Cold Steel Fixed Knife - Mini Leatherneck Tanto

Featuring another knife from the classic Leatherneck Series.

The Leatherneck Tanto embodies the big-small knife design perfectly alongside fantastic features, including broad quilions for finger protection and Kray-Ex grip.

This may be a miniature, but it provides the toughness everyone needs for their expeditions and everyday tasks.

These are just a few of our top sellers, but what is yours?

Why Cold Steel?

Since the very beginning, Cold Steel have been determined to create the very best knives for the industry, and without a doubt, they have achieved this and more.

40 years down the line, they are now a global company who are renowned for their high quality products that are made to last and offer the very best.

Here at Heinnie Haynes, we are proud to be UK stockists of Cold Steel and we look forward to seeing the continued success and further releases of EDC gear and their ever-famous Cold Steel high performance knives.