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cold steel mayhem!

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:13 am

did anyone else see this monster prototype from cold steel? it looks pretty amazing, if you're into huge knives anyway.

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it looks like almost a talwar style handle with a 6" pointy cleaverish-style blade and a new lock.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby JRinFL » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:30 am

Schnarkies! I have no need and yet I want one. Good to see the new owners of CS have kept some of the wackiness intact there.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:35 am

JRinFL wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:30 am
Schnarkies! I have no need and yet I want one. Good to see the new owners of CS have kept some of the wackiness intact there.
i had a feeling you'd be happy to see this one too. :)
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:48 am

the question now is do i get the espada xl i've wanted for years but keep putting off, or this mayhem? the mayhem is more likely to actually be used between the two, but neither would get used often.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby Naperville » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:06 pm

This Mayhem looks terrible and uses cheap steel that no Spyderco aficionado would get involved with. OK, so you thrust into the cavity of a large 140lb rabid dog charging you, and if you go beyond around 1.5 inches into the cavity the top of the blade gets hung up on flesh! Who was this designed for?


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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:25 pm

Naperville wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:06 pm
This Mayhem looks terrible and uses cheap steel that no Spyderco aficionado would get involved with. OK, so you thrust into the cavity of a large 140lb rabid dog charging you, and if you go beyond around 1.5 inches into the cavity the top of the blade gets hung up on flesh! Who was this designed for?


If you want the best large knife design (4.75 to 5 inch blade) with much better steels support the Spyderco Native Chief XL Project!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=91315
aren't you the one that got irritated by people suggesting other knives on your thread about a native chief xl?

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OK, so why don't you guys start your own thread and request the knife that you would like in that thread...
but thanks for bringing up your desire for the native xxl in the off topic section in a thread about a non-spyderco knife.

also, fwiw, not everyone wants large knives for stabbing and killing animals or people. i prefer to use my knives for utility purposes or on animals that are already dead. every knife doesn't have to be designed for self defense in chicago against four or five assailants.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby JRinFL » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:45 pm

Don't overlook the the re-released Talwar.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby archangel » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:48 pm

I love big knifes. This one is a bit too large though...

I dig the blade shape. Want something shaped like this but smaller with a :bug-red-white hole......
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:55 pm

something like this is mostly just for fun for me. i like the ridiculous designs that cold steel comes up with. also, just like i appreciate spyderco innovation with new locks, i like how cold steel comes up with new designs. i'm a big fan of the triad lock and i'm curious about this new lock as well. even if i never used this knife, i'd still enjoy it for these design aspects.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby Fireman » Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:16 pm

ImageLooks like a folder for lieutenant Wharf
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby Bdubs808 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:23 pm

I just watched the KC video at Shot Show and instantly decided I'm going to buy a Mayhem. Always loved the huge CS folders since I was a kid. Glad that Stickman is extremely enthused with being a part of cold steel

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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby ABX2011 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:14 pm

I want one.

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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:43 pm

Bdubs808 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:23 pm
I just watched the KC video at Shot Show and instantly decided I'm going to buy a Mayhem. Always loved the huge CS folders since I was a kid. Glad that Stickman is extremely enthused with being a part of cold steel
thanks for bringing that up. i didn't know there was a video. just watched it. what a beast of a knife.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby TomAiello » Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:15 pm

Cold steel may not be the most practical or functional knife company, but their 'fun' level is off the charts. :)

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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:21 pm

definitely not practical, but absolutely functional and fun. i do find more of their designs undesirable than not, but the ones i've liked and tried are really good. and they have a piece of the market that basically has no competition too.
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby Jim Malone » Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:54 pm

I'll carry my Szabo folder when i want it bigger.

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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby prndltech » Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:38 pm

**** it! I’ll sell you my Talwar so I can buy that
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby prndltech » Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:50 pm

Naperville wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:06 pm
This Mayhem looks terrible and uses cheap steel that no Spyderco aficionado would get involved with. OK, so you thrust into the cavity of a large 140lb rabid dog charging you, and if you go beyond around 1.5 inches into the cavity the top of the blade gets hung up on flesh! Who was this designed for?


If you want the best large knife design (4.75 to 5 inch blade) with much better steels support the Spyderco Native Chief XL Project!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=91315
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wow. Is that post meant to be serious?
More deaths are associated with stabbings from gas station knives or cheap blade than anything else. Definitely not any high end knives or cold steel folders. Hell, a modern $50 folder is better than what most murders are committed with. How often are you having to stab rabid animals with the folder in your pocket?
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby Manixguy@1994 » Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:50 am

I feel very humble here all I have is the two handed machete model and Lucky 2 slip joint . Moran was once asked why he was carrying a Bowie knife on his belt , his reply was because it’s fun . I think this applies here nicely . MG2
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Re: cold steel mayhem!

Postby Accutron » Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:07 am

prndltech wrote:
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:50 pm
wow. Is that post meant to be serious?
More deaths are associated with stabbings from gas station knives or cheap blade than anything else. Definitely not any high end knives or cold steel folders. Hell, a modern $50 folder is better than what most murders are committed with. How often are you having to stab rabid animals with the folder in your pocket?
In 2019, I was walking my dachshund into a pet store. Some guy had left his dog-aggressive pit bull in the back of a pickup truck which had a cap with only screens in the windows. As soon as the pit bull saw my dog it became enraged, and before I could get all the way into the store it tore its way out and charged at my dog from about 50 feet away. My dog spun me around on her leash to get away from the pit bull, and before I knew what happened I found myself on the ground, with my dog's leash in one hand and my PM2 in the other. My wife restrained the pit bull a fraction of a second before I would've had to stab it to save my dog's life. Thankfully it wasn't human-aggressive, or I may have had to save my wife's life instead.

Knife defense is a very real thing, and a proper application of defensive techniques should integrate gun, knife, empty hand, and an ability to use improvised weapons as necessitated by the circumstances. As a defender, you typically don't get to determine the nature of a fight. With a leash in one hand, laying on the ground in a parking lot full of people, drawing my firearm and successfully discharging it at a small fast target in close proximity to both my wife and my dog would've been extremely risky.

Cold Steel markets many of their products for combative use. The Mayhem is an ideal example of one of their products which clearly presents itself as a fighting knife by its size, handle shape and aggressive appearance, but doesn't live up to that presentation with a design that's particularly optimized for knife defense when applied using modern techniques.


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