Cold Steel Hold Out Serrated Edge Knife
|Price:||$26.41 - $181.79|
- Serrated Edge
- Blade Length: 4"
- Handle 5" Long, G-10
- Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
- Overall length: 9"
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Top Customer Reviews
The grip fits surprisingly snug in the hand and the Cold Steel lock is excellent! Their knives are built to last, though you should keep this blade oiled to prevent rust.
The dangerous serrations paired with a solid build make this a GREAT self defense knife.
Cons: lock very stiff at 1st, pocket clip set way too tight & is short, G10 too aggressive of texture against pants
To make it better, I very slightly bent the clip for less tension and lightly sanded the G10 that rides against pants with some 600 grit.
About the 'Tri-ad' lock...Initially the lock was extremely stiff and I could barely open it with one hand. If you flick your knives open, then forget about this knife because that won't happen, even after the break-in period because of the peculiar location of the knife's pivot. Fortunately, the Tri-ad does break-in after about 30-40 openings. After breaking it, its still heavier than, for example, Spyderco Endura's lock-back but is easily opened. While I am still a Spyderco fan at heart, I gotta say that I sincerely appreciate the added heft and security of Cold Steel's Tri-ad lock-back, which is really all it is, a hugely robust lock-back, which IMO is the best type of lock for fast-load torques.
The Hold-Out's G-10 liners are about as thick as those on Spyderco's Military, which is to say very thick. To my surprise, the liners don't flex at all. I expected low-quality from Cold Steel and am happily proven wrong.
Again, the blade on this version is fully-serrated, so you're going to need sharpening rods to re-sharpen your knife, not stones.
This is the best knife I have ever bought, and comparing to the quality and price of other knives, this one should cost $100-150 at least.
I have been using it every day since my purchase in November 2014, and almost half a year later, it is still the best! I only had to give it a little sharpening to renew the edge, but that was only after I had dropped it from a 4 story roof on to pavement with the blade out.
Best knife ever! Takes harsh conditions, and does not slip in your hand even when it is very cold and wet out. Absolutely recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great knife,even for Aus8a steel. I edc it and work in the trades and the serrations are still sharp after 6 mos of constant abuse. Deploys super fast after worked in. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
quick delivery, as described, one of the best knives I've had.Published 5 months ago by Todd Robinson
First off I am a big fan of cold steel products. I have several of their knives and other products (machetes, axes etc). You can't beat this knife for the price. Read morePublished 7 months ago by marcus lopez
As fine a product as Cold Steel has made in my decades of using many of their products of various designs.Published 10 months ago by Stroker Don
Looks like very good quality but very difficult to unlock and fold back.Published 11 months ago by Izhak A.