The Hold Out has fast become one of Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson's favoritefolding knives.
Ideal for military and law enforcement personnel, or just law abiding citizens whomay find themselves in harm's way, the Hold Out series provide the comfort and peaceof mind that comes from carrying a high performance folder but in an astoundinglylightweight and easy to carry package.
Ounce for ounce, they may well be the strongest folding knives in the industry!Their beautiful, minimalist design is a wonder of functiolity; while deceptivelysimple in appearance, they represent a huge array of design breakthroughs and astaggering amount of performance!
The Hold Out's beautiful satin polished blades are extremely broad; they are flatground from the spine, with a shallow "V" cross-section culmiting in a razor sharphand-honed edge. Continuously curved from the heel to the needle-sharp tip, theblade cuts and shears through tough and fibrous material with ease and makes shortwork of tasks that would challenge many of the folding knives on the market today.
Its American G-10 handle is a wonder of ergonomic design. Allowing a full and securefour-finger grip. It is wonderfully secure in hand and will not roll or twist withuse. The grip enhancing G-10 and handle holes further aid traction in a wide rangeof grips, working equally well tip up, down in an "ice pick" grip or even held likea push dagger!
Incredibly thin and flat, with an ambidextrous pocket clip designed for deep carry,even the largest of the Hold Out series is easily concealed in a pocket, clippedinto a waistband or tucked into a boot. The blade and handle geometry and the positioningof the TRI AD lock in the Hold Outs came together perfectly. Working together tocreate a knife whose strength versus weight ratio stunned even our own researchand development team!
We believe that the Hold Out may well represent the future of multi-functiol,high performance every day carry knives.