Review of the Cold Steel Spartan Knife — 6 Comments

  1. Interestingly enough this knife showed up in my Amazon “More Items To Consider” section the same day you reviewed it…

  2. I got one of these as a Christmas present last year. They are well built but mine never proved to be very useful – I found that my older Cold Steel Land & Sea rescue knife was a better EDC knife and one I carried much more than the Spartan knife. That being said, if I had to fight with one of these, the Spartan would be a better choice.

  3. It appeared in my Amazon “consider” page also. In fact, when I clicked on “View or edit your browsing history” link which is right under the “More Items To Consider” section, it showed this knife under recently viewed items. I never viewed this knife on Amazon. They have become very proficient data miners. My guess is that they are scanning open browser/tab windows and matching found items to what they sell.

  4. Very good review Jack. I’m glad you pointed out that the knife is form over substance, looks over utility. If someone is so afraid for their life, they shouldn’t be carrying around a gut ripper like that – they need carry a firearm.

  5. While I don’t own the Spartan, I really agree with Jack’s assessment. I own several Cold Steel products and like them, but they also get pretty cartoony (or “pimp” even) with some of their products. I like them for solid, durable, and affordable work knives. The “fancy” stuff…not so much.

    A bit off the topic, but I’ll just second the usefulness of the Cold Steel Kukri Machete that Jack showed. I’ve got that exact one, and I’ve been using it recently for cutting brush and for batoning (splitting) wood (practicing fire craft).
    I’d look forward to Jack’s review of that Machete.