The Cold Steel company was founded in 1980. It has been a very innovative cutting edge manufacturer that has developed several popular knife features including including checked Kraton® handles, unique new blade steels like San Mai III® and Tri-Ad™ Lock & locking mechanisms.
If you're into tactical & / or modern knives, Cold Steel has probably made a knife or two that you would love to have. AAPK is a great place to keep an eye out for some of the hard to find discontinued examples as well as some of the recently manufactured products. Check out the selection AAPK members have now & check back often if you don't find the right one!