GSM Acquires Cold Steel


Irving, TX – GSM Outdoors, a multi-brand manufacturer and technology innovator of specialized hunting, shooting and gear, announces the company's acquisition of renowned knife maker, Cold Steel. A company dedicated to making the strongest, sharpest knives in the world, Cold Steel is at the forefront of many innovations that have helped to define modern knife technology.

Cold Steel, founded in 1980, is a knife and tool company dedicated to creating the world's strongest and sharpest knives, cutlery, and tools for everyday carry. Cold Steel products have been adopted by military, law enforcement units, emergency services personnel, self-defense practitioners, and others, in response to their quality, strength, and dependability in real life scenarios.

Cold Steel leads the industry with innovations that include checked Kraton® handles, the use of San Mai III®steel, and the advanced Tri-Ad™ locking mechanism for folding knives. The brand continues to bring new levels of strength, safety, and performance to the knife market, ensuring products that can be relied on anytime, anywhere.

Eddie Castro, CEO of GSM Outdoors said, “Cold Steel is an iconic, best in class brand that Lynn Thompson has built over the last 40 years by pushing the needle on innovation and new testing standards. His users are some of the most loyal followers I’ve ever seen, and a testament to what he has built. The team and I are highly enthusiastic about bringing this legendary brand into the GSM Family and broadening our current line of cutlery offerings.”

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For nearly 20 years, GSM Outdoors has been strongly dedicated to bringing the greatest innovative consumer products to market through some of the most well-respected brands in the outdoor industry! They cover a wide variety of outdoor products to meet all your hunting, shooting and outdoor needs. Their brand portfolio includes Stealth Cam game cameras, Walker’s hearing protection & enhancement, Muddy blinds & tree stands, Birchwood-Casey and TekMat gun care products and targets, Boss Buck & American Hunterfeeders, New Archery Products (NAP) broadheads & ground blinds, Western Rivers game calls, Hawk &Big Game treestands, Down & Out Blinds by Hawk, HME hunting accessories (Coyote Light & Scent Slammer), SME shooting accessories (Bullseye), Crossfire Holsters, Cyclops light accessories, Viking Solutions, Hunters Specialties (Buck Bomb, Scent-A-Way, Johnny Stewart), Skull Hooker and G.P.S. Range Bags .

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