Cold Steel


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Cold Steel

 

weapons for hand-to-hand combat. The various weapons may be designed for striking (clubs, shestopery and other maces, bludgeons), stabbing (bayonets, spears, pike-rapiers, konchary), hacking (swords, axes, some types of sabers, poleaxes), stabbing and hacking (halberds, shashki and other sabers, broadswords, daggers, bayonets), and stabbing and cutting (knives, knife bayonets). Such weapons were known in the early stages of human social development; they were used first as hunting implements and later for combat. They were originally made of wood, bone, and stone, and later of copper, bronze, iron, and steel. The development of cold steel paralleled that of protective armor, which encouraged design changes in both.

Until the 15th or 16th century, cold steel was the predominant type of weapon, but its use gradually declined after the introduction of improved firearms in the 14th century. The only examples used by modern armies are the bayonet, army knife, and dirk.

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He had been leaning back in the saddle-bag chair, watching me with keen eyes sheathed by languid lids; now he started forward, and his eyes leapt to mine like cold steel from the scabbard.
Greystoke was determined to sell his life dearly, and he rushed the lad as a great bull might rush a teasing dog, but the boy gave back not an inch and when Greystoke stopped there was a foot of cold steel protruding from his back.
I felt the cold steel of his eyes through mine and through my brain.
I shot two with my double-barrelled gun, and two more with my pistols, but I was then disarmed, and two were still left; one seized me by the hair (that is why I now wear it so short, for no one knows what may happen), the other swung a yataghan, and I already felt the cold steel on my neck, when this gentleman whom you see here charged them, shot the one who held me by the hair, and cleft the skull of the other with his sabre.
Birmingham-based J Hudson has created the Gatorgrip for its classic Acme Thunderer - used all over the world by referees - which allows for a plastic removable cover to protect sensitive lips from the cold steel.
The plastic removable cover will protect sensitive lips from the cold steel, as well as give them a better purchase on the whistle when they blow, say the makers.
The plastic removable cover will protect sensitive lips from the cold steel as well as give them a better purchase on the whistle when they blow, says the firm, based in Hockley.
Lynn Thompson, who for 23 years has been participating in the shows as a customer and as a vendor of Cold Steel knives, said he would follow the show to Las Vegas but feared that smaller businesses wouldn't fare as well.
Paul Carson's Dublin-based Cold Steel (Arrow pounds 5.
Its beautifully chosen cherry-wood floor makes the place warm and welcoming, and indeed the austere elegant greyness and transparency of the whole space is made cheerful with deft touches of ruddy wood: red oak ceilings in the galleries, wooden furniture in the offices, wood strip walls round the dining area, and even wood on the nosings of the spiral stairs - a detail that could have been clumsy, but which serves here to make the cold steel and glass more approachable.
Billy McKinlay felt the same sensation of cold steel in boss Craig Brown's hands.
Hatta Rajasa said, Posco will increase its commitment up to $11 billion for further development in cold steel, energy and smelters.