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    Blade Length: 6"
    Blade Thickness: 3.8 mm
    Overall Length: 13 3/16"
    Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
    Weight: 7.7 oz
    Handle: 7 3/16" Long. G-10
    Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip

    The Hold Out has fast become one of Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson's favorite folding knives.

    Nutnfancy Review of Cold Steel Hold Out Series
    Ideal for military and law enforcement personnel, or just law abiding citizens who may find themselves in harm's way, the Hold Out series 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.

    Ounce for ounce, they may well be the strongest folding knives in the industry! 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 Hold Out's beautiful satin polished blades are extremely broad; they are 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 blade cuts and shears through tough and fibrous material with ease and makes short work 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 secure four-finger grip. It is 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, working equally well tip up, down in an "ice pick" grip or even held like a 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, clipped into a waistband or tucked into a boot. The blade and handle geometry and the positioning of the TRI AD lock in the Hold Outs came together perfectly. Working together to create a knife whose strength versus weight ratio stunned even our own research and development team!

    We believe that the Hold Out may well represent the future of multi-functional, high performance every day carry knives.

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    I just received my Hold Out 1, and wow! This thing is positively huge! I was a little overwhelmed, thinking "this thing is never going to fit in my pocket". I was wrong, it fits perfectly and is extremely comfortable. The blade is razor sharp and the lock is very tough. I'm really impressed by how thick and grippy the handle is as well. Don't think this would ever slip out of your hand, even in the rain. This is my first Cold Steel knife and I can honestly say I will be buying more in the future.
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    I just recently bought the Hold-out 1 . Despite the lack of an obvious guard ,I find the handle provides a very secure grip because of the grippy scales, the weight reducing holes in the handle, and the large size of the handle. While this knife is truly big [ which is why I bought it] it's suprisingly light and easy to carry.
    My only gripe is with the pocket clip, which I find is too tight for pants made out of sturdier material. I have many CS folders and unfortunately I find it's true for quite a few.
    Of course that never stops me from buying them.
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    I just received my large Hold Out I. This is a very large folder but rides in my pocket well. It looks like any other folding knife when clipped inside my pocket. It is well made of quality materials. The only thing I don't like about it is the Triad lock. While it may be secure, it is very very hard to unlock. I would prefer a less secure lock that is easier to disengage. I've been opening and closing the knife as much as I can to try to break it in but this is difficult as my thumb begins to hurt after one attempt. Hopefully, in time, it will wear in and be easier to close.
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    Anybody who says anything negative about this knife is a pussy and/or ignorant! This is the best folder, ever!
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