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Welcome to The Gear List, a semi-regular series where we spotlight the best discounts and deals on tactical equipment, outdoor gear, and everything in between.
Cold Steel has an undeniable reputation. Best known, perhaps, for popularizing the American tanto design in the 1980s, the knifemaker is recognized worldwide for both its unique knife designs — like, say, the push knives of Platoon fame — and its flamboyant, near-batshit marketing techniques.
No knife embodies the Cold Steel ethos as much as the Cold Steel Spartan folding knife with its wicked 4.5-inch blade. Made from Japanese AUS10A steel, the 9.2-oz Spartan was designed by celebrated custom knife maker Andrew Demko and is easily recognizable by its distinctive Kopis-style handle. More importantly, it was also the subject of one of my favorite Cold Steel marketing videos of all time:
You may be a lover of unique folders; you may be a devotee to the latest tacticool gear to hit the market. Either way, the Cold Steel Spartan folding knife is a worthy addition to your arsenal. Even better: the normally-$130 Cold Steel Spartan is now available on Amazon for just $43.10 for a savings of more than 67 percent. If that isn’t a sweet deal, I don’t know what is.
Now, the Cold Steel Spartan is certainly a distinctive blade, but it may be a bit too ostentatious (read: intimidating) for your everyday carry. Luckily, the Spartan isn’t the only unique bade on sale on Amazon this week: you can also score a CRKT Apoc EDC folding knife for a tidy discount online for a limited time.
OK, so the Apoc isn’t necessarily more discrete than the Spartan. Billed as “a knife designed for doomsday,” the rugged and rough-looking 8Cr13MoV-blade steel Apoc is “the result of one designer’s imaginary toolbox fashioned hastily into a knife,” according to CRKT. “The result: a gritty folder built to take on the undead…or maybe just the tape on the next package that’s delivered.” Sure, you won’t be facing off against zombies anytime soon, but the Apoc certainly comes with the intimidation factor worthy of post-apocalyptic use.
While the CRKT Apoc normally MSRPs for $89.99, you can currently pick one up on Amazon for just $56.09 for savings of a whopping 38 percent. If you’re preparing for a zombie apocalypse, that’s practically a steal — as are some of the other deals in The Gear List today. Check them out below, and as always, happy hunting!
These prices were valid at press time, but prices can change and deals do expire.
Camping / Tactical / Outdoors
- Alpina Men’s Seastrong Diver Titanium/Stainless Steel Swiss Quartz Diving Watch with Rubber Strap / $374.30 / Amazon
- Bushnell PowerView 2 Binoculars / $39.99 / Amazon
- Pelican Go G10 Case – Waterproof Case / $19.99 / Amazon
- Oakley Holbrook SHIBUYA Sunglasses / $59.53 / eBay
- Westinghouse WGen7500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator – 7500 Rated Watts & 9500 Peak Watts – Gas or Propane Powered – CARB Compliant / $949.00 / Walmart
- Armor All Microfiber Car Wash Mitt, 2 Pack / $9.89 / Amazon
- 12PCs Waterproof Permanent Paint Marker Pens / $10.99 / eBay
- 24″ x 60″ Black Carbon Fiber Vinyl Film Wrap / $14.88 / eBay
- Skar Audio VD-10 10-Inch 800W Dual 4 Ohm Shallow Mount Subwoofer / $99.99 / eBay
- Chemical Guys CLD_101_16 All Clean+ Citrus Based All Purpose Super Cleaner (16 oz) / $5.90 / Amazon
Tools / Garage Gear
- DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Polisher, Rotary, Variable Speed, 7-Inch, 180 mm, Tool Only / $158.00 / Amazon
- 6 Socket Organizer Tray Rack Storage Holder Tool Set, Metric, SAE, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ / $15.29 / eBay
- Flexzilla Pro Air Hose, 1/4 in. x 25 ft., Heavy Duty, Lightweight, Hybrid / $14.95 / Amazon
- RYOBI ONE+ 18V Cordless 4 in. Clamp Fan (Tool Only) / $19.97 / Home Depot
- Multi Purpose Dolly With 4 feet, Locking Swivel Wheels, Levels and Adjustable Base – 1100 Lbs Capacity / $30.99 / Walmart
- Up to $100 off Select Power Tools / Home Depot
- NERF Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6 Blaster, 12 Official Darts, 6-Dart Rotating Drum / $9.65 / Amazon
- XShot Excel Regenerator Foam Dart Blaster with Over 1, 000 Unique Combinations! (48 Darts) by Zuru / $17.49 / Amazon
Gaming / Simulation
- LG 32″ UltraGear QHD (2560×1440) 165Hz HDR 10 Monitor with FreeSync / $249.00 / Walmart
TV / Streaming / Entertainment
- Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6 Laptop Intel Core i7-1165G7 8GB RAM 256GB SSD / $599.99 / eBay