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Cold Steel Hold Out I Folding Knife 6" Plain Blade, G10 Handles - 11HXL

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Part Number: CS11HXL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $164.99
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CS11HXL: Hold Out I, Plain Edge
Cold Steel
For many years now Cold Steel has been fascinated with the Black Knife or Skean Dhu (Gaelic) of the ancient Scottish warriors. Used as a utility or back-up knife and worn under the sleeve, tucked inside a jacket or slipped into the top of a stocking it was thin, flat "pointy" and light as a feather.

Now Cold Steel is proud to offer you our latest interpretation of this timeless knife in the form of an updated Tactical folder we call the Hold Out.

Available in several sizes to meet just about anyone's needs, they offer a number of contemporary variations and refinements at a very affordable price. Each blade is made of our tried and true AUS 8A Stainless Steel, and like its ancient predecessor's, features a thin, acutely pointed tip that's sharp as the proverbial needle. And it glides effortlessly through even the most puncture resistant materials while remaining remarkably resistant to breakage. Adding to their value and wicked effectiveness, each knife has been precisely and beautifully hollow ground before being honed by hand to a razor edge that will fling hairs from your arm like magic.

The handles of our Hold Out series are also reminiscent of their ancient forbearers. Fashioned from the finest American made G-10 laminate, they offer a palm hugging profile and a thin, flat cross section that resists rolling or twisting in the palm while remaining comfortable and versatile enough to accommodate a wide variety of gripping styles.

To protect your fingers from our Hold Out's remarkably sharp blades, each knife comes with our record breaking Tri-Ad lock. Proven to way out perform the competition in the most brutal tests imaginable, it's simply the best lock available for folding knives at any price. Due to the strength of the Tri-Ad lock, depressing the mechanism to release the blade might be difficult.

For discreet carry and immediate access, the Hold Outs are supplied with polished stainless steel pocket clips and thumb studs on the blade. This arrangement allows a wide variety of carry options as well as lightning quick, one-handed deployment.
  • Blade Length: 6"
  • Blade Thickness: 3.8 mm
  • Closed Length: 7 3/16"
  • Overall Length: 13-3/16"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless Steel
  • Weight:7.7 oz
  • Handle Material: Textured G-10
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442009962

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.
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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William P
Appleton, Wi
Dec 10, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Functional & Friendly
I live in Wisconsin, in an area where there are far too many feral dogs. On two occasions in the past I have been attacked by these animals while walking my dogs. I decided that I needed a little protection..I saw the Hold Out I on your website in October and decided to purchase it--for a little peace of mind. I now keep my COLD STEEL blade in my coat pocket at all times. I have not had to use it but it really gives me an "edge." The Hold Out I is a light, very large pocket knife that came razor sharp out of the box. ( I know that because I tried it shaving my face. Aside from a slight nick that came from me being a klutz, the COLD STEEL worked like my regular straight edge---FANTASTIC!) This is a fantastic pocketknife with a 6 " blade that will always travel with me. Thank you for your service, quality of product and excellent price. I will only shop at the Knife Center from now on!
5 out of 5
Kurt H.
Largo, Fl
Jul 09, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
I absolutely love everything about this knife. It is light weight and has a natural feel in the hand for it's large size. It came razor sharp out of the box, and when the blade locks in, the sound and feel lets you know you're ready for business. With some practice, one handed opening is no problem. The pocket clip needs a little adjusting, (it's very strong), and the blade release takes some effort, but it is not a hinderance to the over all effect that this knife achieves. I have to say, this is by far, one of my most favorite knives that I own.
5 out of 5
Bryce B
Elkhart, Indiana
Apr 05, 2012
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
One Big Folder
Excellent knife, but then it is Cold Steel. I have never been disappointed in a Cold Steel knife anyway. It is very solid, well made, extremely sharp folder. It is a little big to carry unless you are wearing "carpenter" pants with the "tool" pocket on the side, where it fits very nicely. Lock is very strong and solid. Opened, it reminds me of a Scottish Dirk. Very happy with it.
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