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Cold Steel Hold Out II Folding Knife 4" Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS11HL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS11HL: Hold Out II
Cold Steel

For many years now Cold Steel has been fascinated with the Black Knife or Skean Dhu (Gaelic) of the ancient Scottish warriors. Used as a utility or back-up knife and worn under the sleeve, tucked inside a jacket or slipped into the top of a stocking it was thin, flat "pointy" and light as a feather.

Now Cold Steel is proud to offer you our latest interpretation of this timeless knife in the form of an updated Tactical folder we call the Hold Out.

Available in several sizes to meet just about anyone's needs, they offer a number of contemporary variations and refinements at a very affordable price. Each blade is made of our tried and true AUS 8A Stainless Steel, and like its ancient predecessor's, features a thin, acutely pointed tip that's sharp as the proverbial needle. And it glides effortlessly through even the most puncture resistant materials while remaining remarkably resistant to breakage. Adding to their value and wicked effectiveness, each knife has been precisely and beautifully hollow ground before being honed by hand to a razor edge that will fling hairs from your arm like magic.

The handles of our Hold Out series are also reminiscent of their ancient forbearers. Fashioned from the finest American made G-10 laminate, they offer a palm hugging profile and a thin, flat cross section that resists rolling or twisting in the palm while remaining comfortable and versatile enough to accommodate a wide variety of gripping styles.

To protect your fingers from our Hold Out's remarkably sharp blades, each knife comes with our record breaking Tri-Ad lock. Proven to way out perform the competition in the most brutal tests imaginable, it's simply the best lock available for folding knives at any price. Due to the strength of the Tri-Ad lock, depressing the mechanism to release the blade might be difficult.

For discreet carry and immediate access, the Hold Outs are supplied with polished stainless steel pocket clips and thumb studs on the blade. This arrangement allows a wide variety of carry options as well as lightning quick, one-handed deployment.

Specifications
  • Item Number: 11HL
  • Name: Hold Out II Plain Edge
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 4.2 oz
  • Handle: 5" Long G-10
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442009153

Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Expert_->
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Jan 02, 2013
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
Don't buy junk
Now, this is a knife that does not have the usual play in the lock (EVERY KERSHAW, GERBER, AND SPYDERCO I HAVE EVER OWNED HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO WITHSTAND EVEN MINOR LOCK TESTS, do you want your lock to fail and lose your hand to their sharp blades?????????????) quite a pro. Steel is mid grade. Sharpness, efficient. Skean Dhu design of the Scots is REALLY THE WAY TO GO! With a knife this light, you can't go wrong.
5 out of 5
Collector
none
Jan 02, 2013
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
At last a REAL edc/collector's knife!!!!
As a collector and knife expert, I bought one for my collection, and when I held it, I was in shock at its ergonomics (it doesn't look like a grippable knife), its weight, and how smoothly it comes out. The lock is extremely solid (all CS folders are); no play I can detect. If you want an edc. knife that is lightweight, a utility knife or a collection piece (my purpose), than get this knife. And the clip is not as bad as is said and the lock is not impossible to close.
3 out of 5
Charlie T
Rock Creek, MN
Dec 14, 2012
Pros: Handle Feel, None
Cons: Weight, Lock Type, Blade Material
So-so knife
The fact is that this is only a so-so knife. The handle is alright but that's about all that can be said. The blade steel ( AUS-8) is just OK, but nothing special. The lockup isn't the greatest and the balance is nothing to write home about. In conclusion this really wouldn't be a bad knife if it was about half the price it currently is but for $70 just go buy a Kershaw Blur, or Buck vantage, you'll be getting more for your money.
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