Cold Steel 11HMS Hold Out III Folding Knife 3" Satin Serrated Blade, Black G10 Handles

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CS11HMS: Hold Out III
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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.
  • Item Number: 11HMS
  • Name: Hold Out III Serrated Edge
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Blade Thickness: 3 mm
  • Overall Length: 6 7/8"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Weight: 2.5 oz
  • Handle: 3 7/8" Long G-10
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442009184

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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J.R. Strong
Mar 20, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Weight, Lock Type
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
It has flaws but I like it a lot anyway.
Cons: hard to close but not that hard clip is worse than useless Pros: Not too big but big enough and flat. Creates very little bulge in your pocket(Good thing because that clip ain't gonna work) Strong lock light weight Very sharp and- unlike some- I very much like the serrations. Cuts easily through materials that would give a non serrated blade a tougher time. Reduced price made it even more attractive
2 out of 5
Gary D
Vestal, Ny
Feb 23, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Lock Type, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
It is what it is.
Read the reviews and then decide if you need a knife like this. It is not a good EDC or working knife. In my book this is the knife that you don't care about and you will not be bothered if you leave it stuck in something, lose it, or have to use it to the point of destruction. It is hard to open, impossible to close, and has no smooth section of the blade edge, but it is a solid, very tight knife. I have much better knives for about the same price and might have returned this if I hadn't taken it apart to see if it could be adjusted (no....). This knife will go in a pocket on one of my bail-out bags.
4 out of 5
Jeff J
Tulsa, Ok
Feb 10, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
This One Is A Keeper
I like Cold Steel products, so I purchased this blade on a whim. The grip is fantastic and the surface of the handle is superb. As noted in the product description, the liner lock requires effort to disengage the blade. The simplicity of the design caught my attention and I really like this knife. Come what may, in my opinion, this knife will get the job done. I am still trying to figure out why this knife is one of my favorites. It just is.
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