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Cold Steel 10ALC Counter Point I Folding Knife 4" Plain Blade, Grivory Handles

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Part Number: CS10ALC
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS10ALC: Counter Point I
Cold Steel

Our Counter Point folders offer almost all the same benefits as our Counter TAC boot knife series but in a smaller, lighter, and more easily concealed package. The blades are in a classic boot knife shape with long false edges and needle sharp points to guarantee the ultimate in penetration.

The handles of our Counter Points are also reminiscent of our Counter TAC's. They¹re injection molded from Grivory and have steel liners to enhance their strength and rigidity. They offer an unusually secure grip for their diminutive size. They're carefully sculptured and contoured with strategically placed holes to reduce weight, and they sport a unique thumb rest built into the butt, affording excellent purchase and a wide variety of grip options.

While no folding knife can ever hope to compete with a fixed blade boot knife in overall strength, our Counter Point folders come much closer than any competitor in their size range due to the revolutionary Tri-Ad® lock. Designed to withstand horrendous stress and strain, it shrugs off impact from any angle without fail and offers a huge margin of safety for your precious fingers.

To enable your Counter Point to be swiftly drawn and ready for action we have equipped them with fully ambidextrous pocket clips and thumb studs. Clipped to a boot top, pocket or waistband, the Counter Points are just about invisible and so light they truly can be carried 24-7.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 10ALC
  • Name: Counter Point I
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 4.7 oz
  • Handle: 5" Long Grivory
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442009146

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.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Aaron
Huntsville, AL
Jul 30, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Definitley a Step Up from your Average Knife!
As soon as I opened the box, I immediately realized that I had a bad-to-the-bone knife in my hands. Tried the sharpness by (with the lightest of touches) slowly moving the blade over my hand. Immediately I felt a burning sensation as a millimeter cut had been created by this beast. Sharp is not the word! I researched the Tri-Ad Lock to death and have no qualms with it whatsoever, great system. The handle is of a sturdy build, yet with a powerful grip it will bend slightly. A metal frame would be nice, but would add weight. I am a tall guy with big hands, and the 4' handle is just good enough for a complete 5 finger grip; I wouldn't go any smaller. Great deal, great price, can't beat KnifeCenter!
5 out of 5
Scott A
nc
Jul 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
awesome
The counter point 1 is incredible. I have found myself carrying it a lot more than I thought I would. It came razor sharp, it's just as tough as you'd expect from cold steel. Built like a tank, locks like a bank. Overall, great great knife.
5 out of 5
The Duke Of Windsor
Philadelphia
Jun 23, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
A "tactiletto"?
Got this on something of a whim as my 6" CS ti-lite is too massive for regular carrying and I love a good stiletto. Quickly became my favorite as it fills so many personal niches. Has stiletto style with tactical details and beefy enough that it feels kinda like a diving or hunting knife. It really feels great in the hand and, combined with exceptional sturdiness & light weight, has become my urban AND back-country edc. The lock-up is extremely firm and gives the feel of a fixed blade boot knife but not too stiff to unlock (despite what other reviews say). All I miss is one-hand closure.
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