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Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Friday, January 25, 2013 3:11 PM ( #1 )
I have been watching the Dart selection dwindling down over time and it has me concerned. First, it started with the discontinuation of the razor-tipped broad-head dart. Second to go was the Zytel broad-head dart. Then the mini broad-head dart went on back-order....and it still is? Now, even, the bamboo dart has recently gone on back-order. So, what is actually going on with the Darts? Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? If not then, When can we expect to see a Full selection of dart for sale again?
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Friday, January 25, 2013 4:20 PM ( #2 )
I think that darts might bevthe least profitable for them its so easy to make your own. and the cones are not all that great either. you can buy a lot better cones at any hardware store.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Sunday, January 27, 2013 2:22 AM ( #3 )
what better cones? Which hardware stores?
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:08 PM ( #4 )
I'd like to know that also.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:53 PM ( #5 )
I have made darts that I liked a lot using the nose cones from fireworks that i found along the beach. "Blowguns, The Breath of Death" a short book by Michael Janich, has lots of interesting blowgun ideas, and is readily available on Amazon, etc.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Monday, February 11, 2013 11:36 PM ( #6 )
What's even sadder is that I sent that same post as a message to Cold Steel and I have not received a reply as of yet...
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Friday, February 22, 2013 1:09 PM ( #7 )
So, here's the latest! I have ordered supplies for my first attempt at making my own darts. I have coming... two different types of caulking tube caps for cone fletching. (.125)1/8th inch solid carbon fiber rods for shafts. (.125) 1/8th inch inside diameter ferrules in ,both, stainless steel and plastic. Exacto blade #23. a specialized glue. black sail thread. Once I get some darts made, I will upload the pics. Oh! what I would give for a Mini Metal Lathe...
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Saturday, March 09, 2013 3:49 PM ( #8 )
Well, it looks like Cold Steel is staying in the dart business. Here is CS's reply to my email..... Arizona Office - The Razor Tips were discontinued because of problems with the manufacturer. When we find another one we will bring them back or something better. The Zy-Ex did not perform to our expectations so we dropped it. The Bamboo and the Mini's we flat ran out of because of an unusually busy Christmas Season. They should be back in stock in a couple of weeks.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:26 AM ( #9 )
They must be selling like hotcakes~ The broadheads are on back-order again, Really hope they get them in soon, Has been a long time since i have shot a blowgun~
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:01 AM ( #10 )
Those plastic shaft broad heads are absolute garbage. Although, I've been toying with the idea of using them to make my own broad heads, since I have them laying around anyways. I'd be happy just being able to buy cones from them and make my own darts, unless they come up with a good hunting dart option.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:59 PM ( #11 )
Can you specify as to what kind ofcones you can buy at a hardware store and which hardware store to be exact. Thanks
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Friday, March 28, 2014 7:09 PM ( #12 )
Just got a lifetime supply of cones.   Discontinued some lab equipment and wound up with a case of pipette tips.   They just happened to perfectly fit the big bore blowgun.   Mine is a pre- LT model. Lucking into the cones has me thinking about getting a Professional Big Bore.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:18 PM ( #13 )
cones from the hardware store are wire nuts found in the electrical section. I think the red ones without the ears fit the CS blow gun but you might want to check before purchasing. The orange one I just found is just over a 1/2 inch and red are a bit larger. Drill a hole and glue in your dart shaft. I use 8 or 16d finish nails for most of mine but 9 inch or 12 inch bamboo skewers work well also.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:28 PM ( #14 )
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cones from the hardware store are wire nuts found in the electrical section. I think the red ones without the ears fit the CS blow gun but you might want to check before purchasing. The orange one I just found is just over a 1/2 inch and red are a bit larger. Drill a hole and glue in your dart shaft. I use 8 or 16d finish nails for most of mine but 9 inch or 12 inch bamboo skewers work well also.


Very good info, thanks a lot.
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Re:Is Cold Steel getting out of the blowgun dart business? - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:41 AM ( #15 )
I have 100s of all of the Cold Steel darts. I have to agree that the zytel darts were not quite up to Cold Steel Standards. The best darts right now are the steel mini broadheads, and bamboo darts. Both are totally lethal on squirrels, large rats, opossums, racoons, woodchucks, rabbits, bullfrogs, and Florida iguanas. 




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