Hold Out III, Folder with Carpenter CTSÂ® XHP alloy steel blade, plain edge
- Cold Steel Hold Out Series -
New 2015 Version
The Hold Out has become one of Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson's favorite folding knives.
The Hold Outs 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. 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 beautiful satin-polished blades are extremely broad and 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 blades shear through
tough and fibrous material with ease and make short work of tasks that would challenge many of the folding knives on the market
The American G-10 handles are a wonder of ergonomic design. They are wonderfully secure in hand and will not roll or twist with
use. The grip enhancing G-10 and handle holes further aid traction in a wide range of grips.
Incredibly thin and flat, with an ambidextrous pocket clip designed for deep carry, even the largest folder of the series is
easily slipped in a pocket, clipped into a waistband or tucked into a boot. What's more, the blade and handle geometry and the
positioning of the Tri-AdÂ® lock come together perfectly, working together to create a knife whose strength versus weight ratio
stunned even Cold Steel's own research and development team.
The Hold Out may well represent the future of multi-functional, high-performance every day carry knives.
Carpenter CTSÂ® XHP Alloy Steel
Carpenter American CTSÂ® XHP is a high carbon, high chromium powdered alloy steel with very impressive edge holding abilities.
With an extra fine, uniform grain structure, it outperforms its ingot-steel equivalents by a large margin. This high-performance
steel has been used in everything from superior custom kitchen cutlery to surgical tools. It can also be polished to a beautiful
satin finish, making it an excellent choice for high-end every day carry knives, especially those that require a very fine cutting
- Hold Out III, plain edge
- Blade material: U.S. made Carpenter CTSÂ® XHP alloy steel
- Overall length: approx. 17.4 cm
- Blade length: approx. 7.6 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 3 mm
- Handle: approx. 9.8 long, G-10
- With ambidextrous stainless steel pocket/belt clip
- Weight: approx. 71g
- Cold Steel Product No.: 11HCM