Cold Steel 11HCMS Hold Out III Folding Knife 3" CTS-XHP Satin Serrated Blade, Black G10 Handles


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Part #: CS11HCMS | Cold Steel Knives
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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: 11HCMS
  • Name: Hold Out III
  • Weight: 2.5 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3 mm
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Handle: 4" Long. G10
  • Overall: 7"
  • 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
Jul 09, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
want a second one
Used this (with the plain blade) as an EDC for a few years. What's excellent: it's very light and slim. Put it on and forget - so much so that I'm forgetting it in my office jeans when I come home. Thus the need for a second one. At the same time it feels solid. Some light and slim knifes feel flimsy when used - this doesn't. Great no-slip handle. Good edge retention for EDC. What's not so good: I'd probably like some coating on the blade to improve corrosion resistance. The clip is tight and can be rough on your pockets a bit when taking it out. Nothing major to complain about.
4 out of 5
Shasta Lake, Ca
Apr 20, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, None
light and flat easyto be EDC
Very nice knife. So nice a knife I bought 2nd knife and gave one to my Son for his Birthday . Onlyhave one issue. The blade pivot was a little stiff a little marvel red oil and working the pivot helped , pocket clip really tight fit . so removed and just carry in my pocket . hardly know it's there till I need it .
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