Friday, September 5, 2014

Killer Knife of the Week: Cold Steel Voyager Vaquero XL 5.5 Inch 29TXVS

OsoGrandeKnives has long considered the Vaquero Knife series of folders by Cold Steel to be among the best knives manufactured over the past 20 years. So you shouldn’t be surprised that the Voyager Vaquero XL is this week’s Killer Knife of the Week.
As a tool, the 5.5 Inch XL Voyager Vaquero is a lightweight, super sharp knife that is appropriate in almost any environment from hunting and camping to hiking and general utility chores. They can also readily fill specialty functions such as a boat or river knife, chute knife or police/military and survival/rescue applications.
The Voyager series are well designed and very well made and any Voyager knife will serve the user well for many years. Materials are all very good and the action and lockups are fast and solid. With it's reverse S cutting edge, the Extra-Large Vaquero Knife is fantastic for quick slicing or tearing. The serrations are very aggressive and wicked sharp!
In Cold Steel's words: "The Vaquero Voyager Series folders all feature our distinctive "S-Curve" clip point blade style. They are precision flat ground to form a long, shallow "V" shaped cross section. This is ideal for shearing through thick, fibrous materials such as manila rope, cable, hose, belts, etc. The serrated edges form a sinuous double curve. This means that whatever material is struck with the inward curving portion of the edge (near the hand) will automatically force the remaining curved edge entirely through.
These strong, handsome folders deliver an unequaled fit and finish. They are carefully machined and hand fitted by master craftsmen who take great pride in their work. Feel the power of the massively strong locking mechanisms as you thumb one of these blades open. The deeply checkered, and ergonomically designed Zytel® handles are cleverly reinforced with enough rigidity, strength, and toughness to virtually last a lifetime. Double thumb studs on each side of the razor sharp blade allow you to open these folders with either hand in the blink of an eye.
For convenience, a black stainless steel pocket clip is included. This allows for safe and secure carry in any environment."

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