My Cold Steel order arrived in the mail today. I got 4 "Long Hunter" knives and 4 18" spear point machetes. Needless to say I have been fiddling with one of each.
I am happy with both purchases. The machetes are very nice with a slightly blade heavy balance. I don't have any brush or trees to destroy but imagine they would make short work of either, or zombies.
After some use with the Long Hunter maybe I will write a product review but for now we've got initial impressions. First of all I think it is probably important to evaluate these knives against their competitors, not far more expensive blades. Is one going to replace the Cold Steel folder that lives in my pocket or the Ka-Bar I prefer as a fighting blade, no. However for less than the price of either of those knives I got 4 quality knives. In time I would like to pick up a couple spare Ka-Bar's and Cold Steel folders but those aren't cheap.
The Long Hunter is described as a "common French peasant/kitchen knife". I imagine it would be a pretty good knife to have on your belt for a days worth of varied tasks. I got them for the sake of redundancy. Hadn't planned to pick up a bunch of extra cutlery right now but at that price it was too good to pass up.