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Cold Steel 10AXC Counter Point XL Folding Knife 6" Plain Blade, Griv-Ex Handles

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Part Number: CS10AXC
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS10AXC: 10AXC Counter Point XL
Cold Steel
When Cold Steel began to develop a new series of tactical folding knives there was one aim in mind; to take the knowledge gleaned from our many years of experience in creating some of the world's finest boot knives and refine it into a truly formidable folder. The Counter Point series represents the culmination of that research and development.

Available in three blade sizes (3", 4" and 6") their stiletto inspired spear point blades have a distinctively pronounced false edge and a lustrous satin finish, combining to make a blade that not only looks great, but delivers a show stopping performance! Cutting and piercing with equal ease, the Counter Point is both a functional and attractive EDC (Every Day Carry) knife and a steadfast resource in any rescue or emergency situation.

The expertly designed handle simply has to be felt to be believed. Lightweight, but incredibly strong – made from GRIV-EX, a super plastic pioneered by Cold Steel, and reinforced with heat treated aluminum liners – the handle is comfortable and secure in almost any grip imaginable! Strong, light, versatile, concealable and above all functional, the Counter Point series takes the best features of a quality boot knife and redefines the potential of a high performance folder.

The Counter Point XL raises the stakes even higher! Providing enormous bang for the buck, the giant Counter Point XL looms over many of our competitor's meager offerings. With 6" of razor sharp, needle tipped Japanese AUS8A steel and our world renowned TRI-AD lock, it's a huge knife, condensing a vast amount of cutting power into a surprisingly lightweight, comfortable and concealable package.
  • Item Number: 10AXC
  • Name: Counter Point XL
  • Blade Length: 6"
  • Blade Thickness: 4 mm
  • Overall Length: 13 1/8"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 7.9 oz
  • Handle: 7 1/8" Long Griv-Ex™
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Clive From Uk
Oct 18, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, None
Good but could be better
I have 5 other CS XL folders so I know the deal with these types of knives. In all critical aspects this knife delivers: great build quality; bullet proof lock-up; perfect blade centering; very sharp OTB; good fit & finish etc. But I give this 4* because of two issues: the thumbstuds are too close to the pivot by about 5mm (0.2"). I know this because I compared Counter Point XL with my Voyager Tanto XL (5.5" blade) and this is the difference. The Voyager is easy to open one-handed using thumbstuds, the Counter Point is damned near impossible for one-handed thumbstud opening. With complete respect to KnifeCenter, the above video shows exactly that: the blade being opened using the thumbstuds but with a different hand. CS need to make an adjustment and maybe the 2015 CP XL version has that. I don't know. The second problem, which exacerbates the first problem, is the over-strong back spring. I know what these springs need to do having 5 other CS XL folders, including an Espada XL and Rajah II, but the tension on this is WAY too much. I had to put a cable tie round the lock bar and pull it very taught (to keep the lock bar depressed by more than it does simply by opening the blade) for 4 DAYS to get the spring to a state where it closes without inducing arthritis in my thumbjoints - even now 2 thumbs are needed for lock bar depression! Basically it's a great knife but it needs a couple of tweaks. KC got this to me in 5 days in the UK - perfect :-)
4 out of 5
R Jebe
Oreana, IL
Sep 07, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Big A Pocket Knife
No, this is not really a pocket knife, unless you have a tool pocket in your Carharts. This knife is difficult and dangerous to close. I have to use both thumbs to depress the release enough to close the knife. If the knife is pointed up at all the blade will swing down with enough force, when it does release, to cut your fingers. I managed to do that twice. The blade is sharp, but ground at a steep angle like most factory sharpenings. That said, the blade is thick to suit the length of the knife and heavy. This is a wicked blade :-) It is really what I wanted, so other than the hard closing, I'm really happy with this knife. The knife is hard to open with one hand at first, but does seem to loosen up with use. Or, I just got stronger with my thumb. The knife is really the size and strength of a fixed blade knife. I intend to make a sheath that will be horizontal on my belt, and look forward to using it for just about anything you'd do with a knife short of a machete.
5 out of 5
camarillo , CA
May 17, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
perfect blade !
This blade is huge but light. Opening is smooth and easy. I'm a serration fan so I grabbed my diamond file and added a perfect serration. >f your not good with file work , I would not advise using this blade for practice.
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