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Cold Steel 58AL American Lawman Folding Knife 3-1/2" Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS58AL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS58AL: American Lawman
Cold Steel

Being a police officer, deputy sheriff or state trooper is often a thankless job performed under frequently dangerous and trying circumstances. long shifts that change from days, to swing, to graveyard and back again take their toll; not to mention the mediocre pay and missed holidays and celebrations with family and friends. yet our nation's law enforcement officers continue to tirelessly serve their fellow citizens and provide the "thin blue line" that holds evil at bay and allows us to live in peace and prosperity.

Now cold steel is pleased to give these real American heroes a knife named in their honor and expressly designed to serve them "The American Lawman. built like a proverbial tank, it's comfortable in the most extreme environments and will shrug off the harshest abuse like water off a duck's back. this is one super tough knife that can be relied on, even in life or death situations.

The drop point blade is "civilian friendly" in appearance yet big, wide and most importantly, pointed enough for any cutting or piercing task. made from Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel and hollow ground to a thin, hand-polished edge, it's as sharp as a serpent's tooth and will easily sever the toughest, most fibrous materials. to further protect it from rust and the constant exposure to inclement weather, it comes with a black, non-reflective Teflon finish.

Since law enforcement officers never really know what is in store for them from one shift to the next, we thought it was very important to make the American Lawman's handle as versatile and user friendly as possible. supplied with dual pocket clips and twin thumb studs, it's completely ambidextrous and can be opened one-handed in a flash. plus, due to its well thought out finger grooves, it's equally comfortable and effective in either a forward or reverse grip and can be even "choked up on" for tasks requiring extra fine edge or point control.

Keeping a firm grip on their knife when their hands are cold, wet, tired or oily is also a major priority for law enforcement officers. That's why we have equipped these knives with aggressively textured G-10 handle scales. They're lightweight, enormously strong, and most importantly offer terrific traction to the hand so the skin and flesh of the fingers will stick to them like glue.

Having the lock break on your folder is serious and may result in badly cut fingers. but if the lock fails on a police officer's knife, it could be a genuine disaster and result in loss of life or limb. that's why we have provided each American Lawman with our new tri-ad locking mechanism. designed to withstand terrific impact forces and weight loads transferred to it's mechanism from the edge, point and even back of the blade, it has passed with flying colors and never failed even once despite being subjected to the most gruesome torture testing scenarios we could devise.
Specifications
  • Blade: 3-1/2"
  • Overall: 8-1/8"
  • Thick: 3.5 mm
  • Weight: 4.5 oz.
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007203

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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M Feagan
NC
Oct 08, 2014
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
Great Knife !
Very Sharp and keeps it's edge. I use it for work during plumbing duties and I mean for everything. Strong with cold steels locking mechanism ! Price is great too !
3 out of 5
Dallasdeadeye
dallas, tx
Jul 06, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Weight, Pocket Clip
not quite there yet.
this blade is not ready to step into prime time with edc classics like the benchmade 551 and the spyderco endura, what it packs in strength it loses in edc friendly features. lets break it down, the g10 is to aggressive borderline sand paper, good for the coming apocalypse bad for your favorite pair of levis. few people know this but the black coding on blades originally came about not for anti reflective purposes but to hide imperfections in blade stock, dont know the kinda chemical process being used to accomplish this specific coating, but id venture to say you dont wanna be cutting your sandwich with it on a regular basis. ok now that thats out of the way what can they do to fix it, it needs a satin/stonewashed blade, and a frn or in cold steels case grivory handle scale material, ezy money ezy lyfe, if they did that look out 551/endura. until then this is a good shtf piece/military secondary blade.
4 out of 5
Toddrick
El cerrito CA
Jun 20, 2013
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Use this as an edc blade, it is little big for that but you dont really notice the weight. Blade came shaving sharp, stayed sharp through a fair amount of cardboard cuttin too. Also pretty easy to sharpen. Once the blade paint started coming of i scraped the rest of it off, now it has a nice stonewashed look that i actually prefer. Has a good handle for everday stuff and some woods type work. The blade size is ok for chopping little stuff if you use the rear choil for index finger. As far as self defense or tactical use, look elsewhere. The blade is too small, and if you try to use the forward finger choil in that roll you WILL cut your finger. Also many other blades around that open faster. Also too aggresive with the g10 under the clip, had to sand it down, works well now though. Great lock and overall a great knife as a tool, not particularly useful as a weapon.
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