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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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Description
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.
Specifications
  • 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

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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Blade 14
Atlanta, GA
Sep 05, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, None
Pocket Chainsaw
The Good: super sharp OTB, very grippy G-10 handles, great lock up The Bad: not very smooth opening due to very stiff lock The Ugly: pocket clip is unusable OTB - need to remove it, bend it with pliers, and sand down the G-10 to make it work.
5 out of 5
Lenard H.
Washington, DC
Jul 11, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Well made knife
Easy to open Handle material and design provides excellent grip Sharp out the box
3 out of 5
Alex H
CT
Jun 24, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Overall Quality
Good knife
I go this knife back in October i have had had two issues since then. About two months after i got it it developed an rattle in the lock mechanism, the blade locks in place with no blade play but with the rattle like a loose part it makes me cautious to trust it, so i sent it to cold steel and got a replacement but no anwser as to why it happened. All was good but after about two to three months i got the same problem again. I emailed cold steel and have not heard anything since. I have continued to use it at work cutting boxes and rope the way i have been always using it.
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