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Cold Steel 62NL Espada (Large) Folding Knife 5-1/2" Blade, Aluminum and G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS62NL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS62NL: Espada V - Large
Cold Steel®

In the late 1500’s a new breed of men sprang from the impoverished soil of the Extremadura region of northwestern Spain and sailed to the New World to seek their fame and fortune. Small in number and armed with little more than the cloaks on their backs and an Espada (sword) in their belts, they cut a bloody path through impossible odds to emerge as Conquistadors of everlasting fame and glory.

Today the opportunity to explore many new worlds and conquer entire nations at the point of a sword has faded but riches, fame and glory are still to be won and available to the “well armed” in great abundance. Carve out your share with the folding sword of the future we call the Espada.

Available in three sizes (medium, large, and extra large) to suit the bold, the bolder and the boldest, the Espada was designed by custom knife maker Andrew Demko and Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson. Their goal was to harness old world craftsmanship with new world advancements in mechanics and materials to create a series of tactical folders for today’s Conquistadors.

Like the swords of old the Espada’s are not for the weak, timid, faint of heart or those desiring another spring assisted play toy. Just pick one up and you’ll see what we mean! Definitely not politically correct, they are huge yet surprisingly well balanced and feature dramatically upswept clip point blades that are ideal for cutting, slashing and piercing. Made from vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched Japanese 8A stainless steel and hollow ground to a thin, razor sharp edge, they will cleave through just about any obstacle or target in their path.

To make your hand the real master of these awesome blades we have paired them with state of the art pistol grip handles. Strongly curved and equipped with multiple finger grooves and even a sub-hilt in the two larger models, they work perfectly in either a forward or reverse grip while offering unprecedented retention and reach through multiple grip extension options.

To minimize overall weight and maximize strength and rigidity, we have CNC machined the frames and integral bolsters of the Espada’s handles from 7075 Aluminum billets. While quite costly, this material rivals even Titanium in strength and can endure years of the hardest abuse. Finally to make the handle as beautiful as it is effective and strong, we have mirror polished the dovetailed bolsters and attached glossy black G-10 handle scales using the latest high tech fasteners.

We don’t believe any tactical folder can make a credible claim to being a “pocket sword” without possessing an incredibly strong and reliable lock and the Espada’s are no exception. That’s why we have equipped each model with the multi-patented Tri-Ad™ lock. Designed by Andrew Demko, the Tri-Ad is unsurpassed in resisting positive pressure from the edge (cutting, slashing and chopping), negative pressure from the point (piercing, digging and chiseling), and impact pressure (whacks on the back of the spine of the blade) by diverting these forces first to its unique stop pin and then throughout the entire handle frame.

At first thought, carrying a “pocket sword” as big and heavy as the Espada may seem impractical. However, after much experimentation, we have found this is not the case. Even the biggest model can be carried discreetly and unobtrusively in the front pocket of most pants and when clipped to the waistband and covered by a “bloused” shirt or sweater they totally disappear. Then in an emergency they can be drawn and opened in a single motion by snagging the patented thumb plate on the edge of a pocket.
  • Item Number: 62NL
  • Name: Espada (Large)
  • Blade Length: 5-1/2"
  • Blade Thickness: 4 mm
  • Overall Length: 12-1/4"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 9.8 oz
  • Handle: 6-3/4" Long Polished G-10 w/ Polished 7075 Aluminum Bolster & Frame
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007432

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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5 out of 5
Aug 20, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
One of Cold Steels classics, must have for collectors
Although I would prefer a higher grade of steel in this knife, it is absolutely awesome for what it is. Perfect fit and finish, very sharp, rock solid and absolutely gorgeous. It is not made for heavy chopping though, the hollow grind is very thin and the bevel goes chisel-style. Makes the edge very sharp but also delicate. Considering this is meant to be a fighting knife, steel and grind are adequate. It feels kind of slick though, but the geometry of the grip helps to get a firm grip despite that, All in all, this is one classic folding knife and a Keeper.
5 out of 5
Doncaster, England.
Mar 13, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Straight through UK customs!
The knife speaks for its self. It is massive and awesome. very well made and strong like all cold steel knives. Just watch this review at the bottom to confirm. As for all the people in the UK this knife is half price on this site as it is in the UK even with the $25 delivery that gets your knife straight through customs and straight past any import charges and tax. its a stress free way to get your knife in under a week to the United Kingdom and you know what you pay at the checkout is all you pay. cant fault knife centre for there services and they should market more in the UK because of the prices of the blades and quick hassle free delivery to the UK is just amazing.
5 out of 5
Steve W
Valdosta, Georgia
Sep 24, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
One star rater needs to focus on knife not history lesson
In reading the reviews, I immediately notice only one was bad. I went to it and saw his complaints were about history and nothing about the quality of the knife. I own all three of the high end Espadas. All are razor sharp out of the box. The largest is more for display but the large and medium can easily be used for everyday tactical applications. The large is Lynn Thompson personal EDC. That is an endorsement in itself. The product quality on every front is almost as good as a high end custom. Fit and finish are spectacular and their tactical application are vicious. There is in one my pocket and my Spyderco Civilian is in the other pocket. I wish people who rate would stick to knife quality: example, steel, sharpness, fit, handle, etc. If I want a history lesson, I will read a book. The only thing I would like to see is a special run of this knife in the San Mai steel. I would immediately by all three to collect. Hint, hint.
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