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Cold Steel 11HMS Hold Out III Folding Knife 3" Serrated Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS11HMS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS11HMS: 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.
  • Item Number: 11HMS
  • Name: Hold Out III Serrated 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: 705442009184

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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New York
Jan 28, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Perfect Gentlemen's or Backup Blade
Well made & razor sharp [Go Cold Steel !] out of the box, and surprisingly comfortable & secure to hold even in a big hand. The G10 handle material/'checkering' along w/ the thumb grooves on the handle & back of the blade provide a very good grip. The Triad lock is stiff to close but a little lube smooths it some [probably smoother w/ use too]. The pocket clip is well made but like one other reviewer found the checkering on the G10 handle makes it almost impossible to draw the knife off one's pocket. He recommended sanding down the handle under the clip. I'm just going to put it in my pocket [or I could tuck it in a sock it's so thin] & carry it that way - Perfect for dress pants/suit pants. I was a little leary of a fully serrated blade but I am liking it more w/ each use. NOTE - the blade is chisel ground like my Emerson which I was also leary of at first but grew to love.
5 out of 5
Germantown, Ohio
Jan 16, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Type, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Get it while you can
The upgraded version of this knife is 3x the price. That's a shame, because AUS8 works great here and there was never a need for better steel. Be prepared to remove and bend the pocket clip to where it's usable. Other than that, this is a cool little stabby knife. Excellent serrations.
4 out of 5
Mar 23, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Ease of Opening, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Cold Steel 11HMS
Nice little folder. Great little serrated blade. Opening the blade is fine, however closing it is a bit stiff. A little oil and continued use should loosen it up a bit.
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