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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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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.
  • 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

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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Michael R
Summerville, Sc
Jul 26, 2014
Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Nice knife but ....
Nice design and feel in the hand, now the bad news. The pocket clip is virtually impossible to use (way too tight) and the release to close the knife quite often refuses to let it close. Other than those problems it seems to be quite a nice little knife for the price, just be aware of these problems!
3 out of 5
James S.
Grand Prairie, TX
Jul 25, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: None
Nice thin knife. Great in every category but one: The pocket clip is USELESS because it is far too strong. You will tear your pocket off putting the knife in or taking the knife out. I talked to Cold Steel rep to remedy this. He gave me ridiculous answer, saying that the pocket clip was intentionally made very tight. "Better too strong than too weak" he said. I told him that I had to practically tear off pants pocket to get it in or out. He said fold up some cardboard and pry under clip and then let it lay for a while and clip would then eventually improve with useage. This is ridiculous. DID NOT HELP AT ALL. I had to remove pocket clip and BEND IT WITH PLIERS to be able to use it. What a shame that a rep from Cold Steel would give me such silly advise. They should improve the pocket clip and it would then be a GREAT KNIFE! I thought the clip should be replaced but the rep would not even consider such a suggestion. POCKET CLIP USELESS FROM FACTORY!!!!!!!
4 out of 5
Matt B
Jun 12, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: None
great little skeen doo ;)
Nice and sharp out of box. Good lock, lightweight.
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