4.333 (3 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Sep 12, 2015
Pros: Head Material, Overall Quality, Usability
Cons: None
What else could you need?
I had this model and the smallest version some years back. I gave them to a good friend when my change in residence made me downsize, but I never forgot them or their astonishing diversity. Having hunted hogs for most of my life, I can say with the confidence of long experience that once I came into possession of the full-sized Samburu spear, I was pretty upset that it hadn't been available all the wasted years before Cold Steel offered it. Now so you know, I took the sole spike off and hafted the point to a 4-foot oak shaft, but then that is where the magic happened. I realized that a seven-foot-long piece of ash with a heavy steel blade on the end was extraneous. You cut the weight down by 50%, and I absolutely loved its fast action and deadly penetration. If you use the Samburu to hunt a hog, you don't need to hang on to the spear; it goes all the way through, the hog doesn't go very far. As for self defense, someone taking a spear from you that has a greased, 2-foot steel shaft as the business end is impossible. This is the best designed spear I have ever used. It's light, you get it back every time, and it can transfix a 500lb animal from its chest to the exit chute. Plus, it breaks down small enough to fit in a bow quiver. I was not sorry to buy mine, and from Knifecenter they're cheaper now than they were new ten years ago. You can't afford not to own one, if you have room.
5 out of 5
May 14, 2014
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Head Material, Overall Quality, Usability
Cons: None
The wood handle is meant to break, this is a sacrificial handle meant to break in order to prevent damage to the spear as the game animal crashes through brush and other obstacles that might of otherwise bent the spear rendering it unusable on later hunts.
3 out of 5
Zachary A
Thornton , Co
Oct 29, 2012
Pros: Head Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality
Not up to the task
Pull it out of the package put it together and everything looks great. Start throwing it around and the wood shaft snaps on a light throw. I see why they paint it black. The wood grain is almost perpendicular to the long axis of the spear. I feel cold steels quality has gone down hill over the years and this spear was the last straw for me. If you buy the spear be prepared to replace the wood upon arrival.
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