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Cold Steel Espada with Polished G10 Handle

Price: $125.09 - $465.99
Sale: Lower price available on select options
  • Blade Length: 3-1/2" (Medium), 5-1/2" (Large) and 7-1/2" sizes (X-Large)
  • Handle: 5" Long(M), 6-3/4" Long (L), 9-1/4"(XL) Polished G-10 with Polished 7075 Aluminum Bolster and Frame
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A stainless
  • Blade Thick: 4 MM
  • Overall Length: 8-1/2"(M), 12-1/4"(L), 16-3/4"(XL)

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Product Description

The Espada was designed by custom knife maker Andrew Demko and Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson. Their goal was to harness old world craftsmanship with new world advancements in mechanics and materials to create a new series of tactical folders for today's Conquistadors. Like the swords of old the Espada's are not for the weak, timid, faint of heart or those desiring another spring assisted play toy. Just pick one up and you'll see what we mean! Definitely not politically correct, they are huge yet surprisingly well balanced and feature dramatically upswept clip point blades that are ideal for cutting, slashing and piercing. Made from vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched Japanese 8A stainless steel and hollow ground to a thin, razor sharp edge, they will cleave through just about any obstacle or target in their path. To make your hand the real master of these awesome blades we have paired them with state of the art pistol grip handles. Strongly curved and equipped with multiple finger grooves and even a sub-hilt in the two larger models, they work perfectly in either a forward or reverse grip while offering unprecedented retention and reach through multiple grip extension options. To minimize overall weight and maximize strength and rigidity, we have CNC machined the frames and integral bolsters of the Espada's handles from 7075 Aluminum billets. While quite costly, this material rivals even Titanium in strength and can endure years of the hardest abuse. Finally to make the handle as beautiful as it is effective and strong, we have mirror polished the dovetailed bolsters and attached glossy black G-10 handle scales using the latest high tech fasteners. We don't believe any tactical folder can make a credible claim to being a "pocket sword" without possessing an incredibly strong and reliable lock and the Espada's are no exception. That's why we have equipped each model with our new multi-patented Tri-Ad lock.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B003Z8YJRY
  • Item model number: 62NL-24
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,953 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Baddest knife on earth... worth every penny!!!!!
linda northcutt
This knife is surprisingly light for it's size, which makes it tolerable for EDC if necessary.
Kaliber Kollector
If you are a true lover of knives, then you'll love the cold steel espadas.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kaliber Kollector on May 14, 2011
This review is for the Extra Large variant.

1: It's absolutely gorgeous, from every angle.
2: It's absolutely functional in it's intended purpose.
3: It's freakin' intimidating on every level.
4: Quality, quality, quality.

Okay, so if you desire the highest quality knife in this category, this is your knife. The lockup is Herculean. The blade itself, is a masterpiece. The steel, grind, and scary sharp edge remind you why you paid what u did for this knife. I found it for 265.00.

I've carried this blade comfortably in a pair of jeans all day on many occasions. My local laws permit folders of any size. Please be mindful of yours. The aesthetics of the design are sublime. The choices of grip are numerous. One hand high, one hand low, two hands, reversed if desired--wow. I can hold this in a defensive position high or low. And unbelievably, I can fit my two full hands on this handle comfortably if so desired. The cutting power is immeasurable in that scenario. The tri-ad lock is amongst the strongest I've ever actuated. I didn't find it difficult to release the blade, but as the other reviews state, it could be a bit difficult if you have a weak thumb.

This knife is surprisingly light for it's size, which makes it tolerable for EDC if necessary. The weight also gives it a surprising dexterity you wouldn't expect. The clip is perfection and thumb ramp deploys this blade faster than a switchblade with practice. Wanna see intimidating? Deploy this knife catching it on the Emerson thumb ramp. I would definitely practice the technique. But the end result is the blade upon presentation is so overwhelming, the assailant will second guess his intentions...unless he's a bonafide samurai.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By numero duo on June 9, 2010
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
The design of the handle allows for solid grip and easy handling. The edge is razor sharp and I especially like the thumb plate. It took a while to get used to quickly deploying the knife since it is so large, but once you get used to it, it's not so hard to do.

I think this is a very nice knife, and am glad I didn't get the extra large. A little bit too large for easy concealment though.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. Ferriman on June 27, 2011
Size Name: Large
Cold Steel sells this as a folding pocket sword (Espada is Spanish for sword) with a very politically (and likely historically) incorrect tale of soldiers from Spain conquering the "new world" as the inspiration for this knife. The truth is that is knife, the large and extra large, are more apt to be called a pocket Bowie. It has a great Bowie shape to the blade, and a very nice pistol grip for a handle. The smallest one, the medium, is a full size knife. The large is the best of the three however, as it not only has a 5.5 inch blade, but the handle is the perfect size for a pocket Bowie. It has more room for differing grips to get more done. Although I thought about picking up the extra large, that is just too big of a knife to be realistic. Any folding knife that you can easily grip with 2 hands is too big for me.

The best part of this knife is likely the Cold Steel Tri-Ad Lock. It is, in my opinion, the best lock on the market. With a knife of this size, lets face it the large blade is a lot of metal, this knife needs a strong lock and I am very impressed with the lock it has.

If you are looking for an impressive averaged size knife to show off to friends, look no further than the Espada medium. If you want the maximum knife for your money, well made and with a classic bowie design get the Espada large. If you just want to go crazy and turn heads with more pocket knife than you'll likely ever need get the Espada extra large. But, before you get the extra large, I recommend you check out the Cold Steel Rajah II. It is much less and more usable, in my opinion.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 3, 2012
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No doubt, this is a beautiful and impressive knife to behold. But for what I paid, I really expected better quality control. The first thing I noticed was that the joints between the bolsters and the scales were rough - jagged looking. The bolster edges just needed to be buffed smoother. Sure, I can do that myself... but I shouldn't have to. A knife in this price range should simply be finished a bit better. Second, and more annoying to me, mine came not sharp in the least. Sure, it would still amputate any fingers carelessly left inside the blade's arc while it's closing. But I would have at least expected paper-cutting sharpness, if not hair-shaving. Most reviews I've read say that it is razor-sharp right out of the box, so I'm assuming mine was just a lemon in this respect. After giving it an ordinary sharpening on the Spyderco Sharpmaker, there was no improvement. So I'm like, what the heck? After marking the edges with a black marker, and carefully inspecting the result of sharpening strokes, the culprit becomes obvious. The blade's back bevel is so badly mismatched from side to side that a laborious re-beveling on one side is necessary before even thinking of trying to put an edge on it. So, ok, can do. But wow - this is just too much money to pay for a knife with quality control this sloppy. Most buyers have obviously received better samples than I did, judging by the reviews, and I'm glad they did. But a knife at this price point should just be better finished and inspected. Every one off the line should be. Who wants to put in this much work on, or send back to the factory, a brand-new, expensive item like this? The knife is a great showpiece to be sure. But the quality control issues are enough to make me think I'd probably pass on buying it again.
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