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Cold Steel 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: Hold Out III
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: 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.
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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tn
Mar 15, 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
Nice little edc
Wow!! It is light!!!!!!!!!!!! Sharp as can be too. Cardboard hates this!!! Excelent edc/ backup knife. Gone with the Kershaw Blur!!!!!!!!!!!
4 out of 5
Alex N
Massachusetts
Feb 25, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
great knife with a small quirk
very well made, sharp blade that's easy to re-touch, so light and thin that you can forget you wear it. Nice looking, too. The only drawback is that between the firm clip and the aggressive handle material they make it very hard to get the knife out if you wear it clipped in a pocket. On a belt it will probably be ok, but in a pocket it actually tears the fabric before it'll come out. It almost seems like the blade could have been a touch longer given the length of the handle, too, but probably there's a reason for it. Otherwise a great knife.
5 out of 5
Frank C.
Columbus, OH
Dec 05, 2012
Pros: Handle Feel, Lock Type, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
One of the best back up fighters around
Great feel, great edge, good value. Buying more for my team. A knife you can count on for any task you might face in day to day life. The clip is great. The texture of the handle really helps hold it in place. I would rather have blade security than super easy access. When you want it it will be there. Some practice as with any tool you may draw is only a good thing.
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