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Cold Steel 58AL American Lawman Folding Knife 3-1/2" Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS58AL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS58AL: American Lawman
Cold Steel

Being a police officer, deputy sheriff or state trooper is often a thankless job performed under frequently dangerous and trying circumstances. long shifts that change from days, to swing, to graveyard and back again take their toll; not to mention the mediocre pay and missed holidays and celebrations with family and friends. yet our nation's law enforcement officers continue to tirelessly serve their fellow citizens and provide the "thin blue line" that holds evil at bay and allows us to live in peace and prosperity.

Now cold steel is pleased to give these real American heroes a knife named in their honor and expressly designed to serve them "The American Lawman. built like a proverbial tank, it's comfortable in the most extreme environments and will shrug off the harshest abuse like water off a duck's back. this is one super tough knife that can be relied on, even in life or death situations.

The drop point blade is "civilian friendly" in appearance yet big, wide and most importantly, pointed enough for any cutting or piercing task. made from Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel and hollow ground to a thin, hand-polished edge, it's as sharp as a serpent's tooth and will easily sever the toughest, most fibrous materials. to further protect it from rust and the constant exposure to inclement weather, it comes with a black, non-reflective Teflon finish.

Since law enforcement officers never really know what is in store for them from one shift to the next, we thought it was very important to make the American Lawman's handle as versatile and user friendly as possible. supplied with dual pocket clips and twin thumb studs, it's completely ambidextrous and can be opened one-handed in a flash. plus, due to its well thought out finger grooves, it's equally comfortable and effective in either a forward or reverse grip and can be even "choked up on" for tasks requiring extra fine edge or point control.

Keeping a firm grip on their knife when their hands are cold, wet, tired or oily is also a major priority for law enforcement officers. That's why we have equipped these knives with aggressively textured G-10 handle scales. They're lightweight, enormously strong, and most importantly offer terrific traction to the hand so the skin and flesh of the fingers will stick to them like glue.

Having the lock break on your folder is serious and may result in badly cut fingers. but if the lock fails on a police officer's knife, it could be a genuine disaster and result in loss of life or limb. that's why we have provided each American Lawman with our new tri-ad locking mechanism. designed to withstand terrific impact forces and weight loads transferred to it's mechanism from the edge, point and even back of the blade, it has passed with flying colors and never failed even once despite being subjected to the most gruesome torture testing scenarios we could devise.
  • Blade: 3-1/2"
  • Overall: 8-1/8"
  • Thick: 3.5 mm
  • Weight: 4.5 oz.
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007203

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.
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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Brett B
Jan 12, 2015
Excellent hard use folder!
I bought my AL about 5 months ago and I absolutely love it! I was looking for a 3 1/2 inch blade hard use knife that I could use for all kinds of tasks.This knife fits my large hands like a glove. it's perfect for an EDC, but if you like a smaller blade check out the Recon 1 Mini. Pros: Good blade retention and very easy to touch up the edge Thick G-10 handles - practically drop proof Strong lock-up - the best locking system for the money on the market Solid construction - it really takes abuse well Strong springs - it wont ever open in your pocket Great ergonomics - it stays in my hand securely and grip is very aggressive Cons: Cold Steel makes a very strong clip that rides on top of very aggressive G-10 handles, and may be too strong and tear your pockets. Solution: Gently sand the handle under the pocket clip with fine grit sand paper. Needful info: This knife loves to be oiled, and with daily use should be oiled at least once a month. Rust is an issue with high carbon knives, so never put the knife away wet and try not to wet the inside of the knife if at all possible. The aggressive texture of the G-10 handles will wear down with use. It is not necessary to sand except under the clip. The black coating on the knife blade is a Teflon based coating and is very helpful in preventing rust, I would recommend leaving the coating on the blade, it will wear off with use.
5 out of 5
Buffalo NY
Jan 02, 2015
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
Hard use, please I scoff at you!!
When I graduated from the academy my father gave me as a present the new at the time cold steel lawman. My father was a boilermaker and new how tough a folding knife had to be. He chose the lawman, and this knife has performed above expectations the past 7 years. This knife has cut through airbags after accidents as if they were no more than wrapping paper, punched through windows, cut down tree branches, even pried open doors and windows. I have dropped it, it's been run over by the cruiser, even found out it makes a good thrower on a drunken bet. The blade has plenty of belly, the handle sticks to your hand like glue, and the lock is one of the strongest I ever have had. I only had to sharpen it once on the worksharp, it has been the warhorse for me. If it ever does break I will buy another, but who are we kidding these knives don't break
5 out of 5
M Feagan
Oct 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
Great Knife !
Very Sharp and keeps it's edge. I use it for work during plumbing duties and I mean for everything. Strong with cold steels locking mechanism ! Price is great too !
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