First Look: Cold Steel 60 Series Knives

by Braxton Taylor

This year, DFW, Texas based Cold Steel is releasing the new 60 Series product line, which consists of three distinct EDC (everyday carry) knives with three different blade profiles. As EDC knives, all members of the new 60 Series can fold and be carried tip up in the pocket via a discreet clip.

The three knives that make up this collection are:

  • The Caledonian, which features a 4¼-inch blade with a spear point folding blade with a thick spine that tapers towards the edges.
  • The Specter, which has a 3.8-inch long drop point profile blade and weighs only 3.1 ounces. Everything about the Specter knife is low-profile and lightweight with less intrusive EDC in mind.
  • The Hawkbill, which is modeled after the Specter. However instead of being equipped with a 3.8-inch-long, drop-point blade, the Hawkbill is outfitted with a blade profile of the same name. This profile is also somewhat similar in execution to the Wharncliffe profile.

Despite their different blade profiles and styles, all of these new Cold Steel 60 Series knives have blades crafted from CPM 20CV steel with a hollow grind and are finished with a matte black PVD coating for superior corrosion protection. 60 Series handles are made from carbon fiber to help keep weight down but provide a sturdy enough material while their bolsters are machined from titanium. The blades are held in place by the classic tried and true liner lock mechanism, and all these knives use thumb studs for fast and reliable opening.   

To learn more about these new knives or other items offered by Cold Steel, please visit their website at

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