Trending: Cold Steel American Lawman S35VN

Slicer Saturday means we take a look at the awesome knives cutting into our trending charts, and this week it’s Cold Steel’s American Lawman. Cold Steel is no stranger to making extremely robust knives, and the American Lawman—named after the professionals serving in law enforcement—takes it up a notch by offering one of the best knife steels in the business, S35VN. The Lawman comes with 3.5“ inches of the high-quality steel in a full drop point shape that gives excellent versatility for any cutting task. On top of its performance steel, the blade also comes with diamond-like coating (DLC) for added endurance and corrosion resistance. Locking the blade into place while in use is Cold Steel’s signature Tri-Ad lock, one the company themselves have put through the grittiest torture test to ensure its safety. And when you’re done with work, the Lawman’s blade folds up by way of a lockback into grippy G-10 handles offering excellent grip during both grip and retrieval, with a reversible clip rounding out your options for EDC. Check out this high-performance knife at the link below.

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Cold Steel AD-15

Some tactical folding knives tend to be too ungainly for most people's EDC, an unavoidable consequence of having a large blade and handle as part of the design. With the new AD-15, Cold Steel has put ergonomics at the forefront with an innovative and easy-to-use ambidextrous lock and a sleek design that can tackle almost any task. Built around the Scorpion Lock, the AD-15 is the brainchild of Cold Steel's head of R&D, Andrew Demko. Together, they've brought technology from Demko's original custom knife to a more accessible and affordable EDC option.

The secret to the Scorpion Lock's ease of use is the compression spring built into the rear of the handle. This allows the top steel liner to move in behind the spine of the blade after it's opened manually with a thumb stud. The spring mechanism, the liner, and your grip on the knife itself help keep everything in place during even the roughest of use. And because all it takes is a simple upwards lift of the steel liner to disengage the lock, closing the blade is as easy as making a single wrist flick with either hand.

And when it comes to actually using the AD-15, you'll appreciate its premium sub-4” S35VN stainless steel blade for its hard sharpness and superior edge retention. The saber-ground edge, combined with the spear-point blade shape, makes the AD-15 great for all sorts of cutting, slicing, and piercing tasks.

The top jimping on the spine and the tactical false edge at the top of the blade help you manipulate the blade for fine control when you're doing more delicate work. A deep, ergonomic cut out in the grippy textured G10 nylon scale further enhances your control of the blade. When it's all said and done, you have plenty of ways to carry the AD-15 thanks to its left- or right-handed tip-up carry pocket clip.

The best part is that the AD-15 is no longer a custom exclusive knife, Cold Steel has finally made it available as part of their regular line of everyday carry knives. Take this opportunity to add this unique and capable tactical knife to your gear ensemble, and purchase it today at the link below.

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What's Better for EDC? Plain vs Serrated vs Combo Knives

When choosing the best pocket knife for your everyday carry, one of the decisions you'll need to make is what type of blade edge you should choose.

The common recommendation is to go with a plain edge (for reasons we'll get into later), but you might notice two other types of edges: serrated and combo edges. Instead of an unbroken edge on the blade, these two alternatives add some “teeth” to the knife.

You may not have needed serrations on your knife before, or don't know enough about them to add them to your kit. In our last guide for custom-designed knives for everyday carry, one reader asked: “Why don't you guys ever feature serrated knives?”

Well today we will, and our goal is to compare each type of edge in the context of EDC tasks so you can make the right choice when picking one.

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Cold Steel Recon 1

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Tactical knife with vacuum-heat-treated, sub-zero-quenched stainless-steel blade
Tough finish resists rust, eliminates glare, and slips through tough material

Cold Steel Micro Recon 1

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Blade Thick: 2.5mm
Blade Length: 2"
Handle Length: 2-3/8"
Overall Length: 4-3/8"...

Cold Steel Mini Tuff lite

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Blade Length: 2" Handle: 3" Black Thick: 2.5MM Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless Weight: 1.7 oz.

Cold Steel Code-4

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Blade thickness: 3.5 mm Handle: 5" long. 6060 aluminum Overall length: 8 1/2"

Cold Steel Knives Ti-Lite

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4inch AUS 8A stainless steel, bead blasted blade with CNC milled 7075 aluminum handles with bead blast finish and EDP coating
Includes pocket clip
Overall length is 8...

Cold Steel AK-47

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Heavy-duty tactical folding knife with 3-1/2-inch hollow-ground blade Stainless blade construction with black coating for superior cutting power

Cold Steel Spartan

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Folding knife with hollow-ground Japanese AUS 8A stainless blade
Edge is positioned at angle to the cut to produce deep sheering effect
Injection-molded Grivory handle...

Cold Steel Spike

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Steel: German 4116 Stainless Weight: 2.3 oz. Secure-Ex Neck Sheath With Bead Chain Lanyard

Coldsteel Mini Pal

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Cold Steel G-10 Espada Knife

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Blade Length: 7-1/2"
Handle: 9-1/4" Long, G-10
Steel: Japanese AUS 8A stainless (bead Blast Finish)
Blade Thick: 4 MM
Overall Length: 16-3/4"...

Cold Steel Counter Point

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Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
Weight: 4.7 oz
Handle: 5" Long Grivory
Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip...

Cold Steel Counter Tac 2

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Blade: 3 3/8"
Overall: 6 3/4"
Weight: 2.2oz.
Steel: AUS 8A
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Cold Steel Master Hunter

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Blade Thickness: 3/16"
Handle: 4 3/4" Long Kray-Ex
Blade Style: Drop Point
Steel: VG-1 San Mai III
Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
Blade: 4 1/2"
Overall: 9...

Cold Steel Mini Recon 1 Spear Point Tactical Folder Knife

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Blade Thick: 3.5mm
Blade Length: 3"
Handle Length: 4-1/8"
Overall Length: 7-1/8"...