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Cold Steel 11HM Hold Out III Folding Knife 3" Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS11HM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS11HM: 11HM Hold Out III
Cold Steel
 
The Hold Out has fast become one of Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson's favorite folding knives.

Ideal for military and law enforcement personnel, or just law abiding citizens who may find themselves in harm's way, the Hold Out series provide the comfort and peace of mind that comes from carrying a high performance folder but in an astoundingly lightweight and easy to carry package.

Ounce for ounce, they may well be the strongest folding knives in the industry! Their beautiful, minimalist design is a wonder of functionality; while deceptively simple in appearance, they represent a huge array of design breakthroughs and a staggering amount of performance!

The Hold Out's beautiful satin polished blades are extremely broad; they are flat ground from the spine, with a shallow "V" cross-section culminating in a razor sharp hand-honed edge. Continuously curved from the heel to the needle-sharp tip, the blade cuts and shears through tough and fibrous material with ease and makes short work of tasks that would challenge many of the folding knives on the market today.

Its American G-10 handle is a wonder of ergonomic design. Allowing a full and secure four-finger grip. It is wonderfully secure in hand and will not roll or twist with use. The grip enhancing G-10 and handle holes further aid traction in a wide range of grips, working equally well tip up, down in an "ice pick" grip or even held like a push dagger!

Incredibly thin and flat, with an ambidextrous pocket clip designed for deep carry, even the largest of the Hold Out series is easily concealed in a pocket, clipped into a waistband or tucked into a boot. The blade and handle geometry and the positioning of the TRI AD lock in the Hold Outs came together perfectly. Working together to create a knife whose strength versus weight ratio stunned even our own research and development team!

We believe that the Hold Out may well represent the future of multi-functional, high performance every day carry knives.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 11HM
  • Name: Hold Out III Plain Edge
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Blade Thickness: 3 mm
  • Overall Length: 6-7/8"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 2.5 oz
  • Handle: 3-7/8" Long G-10
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442009177

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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Henry
Hong Kong
Aug 07, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Sturdy folding knife
This is the first folding knife I bought, and I think it is decent. I use this knife for various paper cutting tasks, including letter opening, unboxing items, andshredding papers. It is sharp enough to handle those tasks flawlessly. However I wish it is easier to close(fold) the knife , as the lock button require much force to push down. I have left the knife half-open for a few days and it seem improve theeasiness of pushing down the button. I hope it will improve further. Sorry for my poor English.
2 out of 5
Shawn
Mtns.
Aug 05, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Looks nice,but that's all.
Tbh,the HOIII,is made from average grade materials,has average fit/finish.The pocket clip,is a joke,it's too tight,and the handles feel like sandpaper.This knife will shred every Levi's pocket you put it in.The only quality feature this knife has is it's lock.But,be warned:It's extremely stiff,and requires Both hands to operate.Thing is,for $30,or Less,there are folders out there that make for a Much better EDC folder.The KaBar Dozier designed folder for example($20),or the Ontario Rat1($30-35),or the Rat 2($25-30),make for Much better EDC folders.Unless you are a die hard CS fan,i suggest look elsewhere.
4 out of 5
Richard B
Dallas, Tx
Jul 30, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip
decent knife
Bought because it was on sale. Very slim and light. Came very sharp. Very strong lock. The lock is so strong, it took some breaking in. Very hard to release. The pocket clip is so tight in combination with very grippy handles makes it near impossible to get out of a pocket. Very square feeling (I'm spoiled with other knives that have great, smooth ergonomics though). Perfect to keep in the center console as it takes up very little space and cuts well, just not good in a pocket or if needed quickly.
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