Cold Steel 11HCL Hold Out II Folding Knife 4" CTS-XHP Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles


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CS11HCL: 11HCL Hold Out II
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 G10 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 G10 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: 11HCL
  • Name: Hold Out II
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Handle: 5" Long. G10
  • Overall: 9"
  • Steel: Carpenters CTS-XHP Alloy
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong 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
Oct 16, 2017
Put it in your pocket!
Very happy with this knife--large blade for little pocket space, useful blade shape for every day tasks like snacking, steel comes real sharp and sharpens is clipped to me all the time. This is quality, super solid but light weight. Peace
4 out of 5
Fort Myers, Fl
Sep 15, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, None
Hold on the hold out
High quality materials and Razor sharp out of the box. Another great offering from Cold Steel. You will not be able to quickly deploy this knife if needed. The handle is too thin for me. Overall Im happy its in the collection. Most likely it will never leave the shelf.
5 out of 5
Jun 02, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
A Nice Upgrade
CTS-XHP is a big upgrade over the AUS-8A of the previous version. This one also has less aggressively textured G-10 scales. And the scales are thinner. I much prefer the texture on these new scales. There's still plenty of grip. They won't tear up your pocket and they look better. I'm sure they're plenty strong. Comes fairly stiff out of the box but I'm sure will smooth out with operation as my old version did. Rock solid lock-up and good blade centering.
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