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 They were originally made of wood, bone, and stone, and later of copper, bronze, iron, and steel.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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His eyes were blue, though I have seen them gray, and, sometimes, like cold steel.
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.
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G&A's staff has found the Cold Steel Recon 1 folder as a worthy tool that functions beyond its cutting virtues.
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Construction of new air-conditioning systems as well as central refrigeration consisting of: 6 st rlt units from 4 000 m 3 / h up to 17 000 m 3 / h, Exhaust air for chemical cabinets and laboratory exhaust air, 130 bsk, 3 600 m 2 channel cable and fittings, 2 400 m folded seam pipe, 320 air outlets, 2 st heat pumps with 75 and 25 kw, 1 hour adsorption chiller with 30 kw, 1 600 m cold steel coolant pipe with corrosion protection.
This will more successfully emulate the feeling of having a more human presence in the vehicle, and not the cold steel of AI robots.
Objective: To compare monopolar cautery with cold steel dissection for tonsillectomy in pediatric age group.
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