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EDC For CCW: Cold Steel Hold Out III

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAK

Cold Steel’s Hold Out III is aptly-named: this EDC knife is incredibly slender and lightweight. It also brings the heat in the blade department (three inches of it,anyway) with a full flat ground blade of AUS 8 that’s among the sharpest factory edges I’ve ever held.

If we didn’t have you at ‘hello’ I should also mention that its got a super-grippy G-10 frame (maybe too grippy, if that’s possible) and Cold Steel’s bombproof Tri-Ad Lock. And it only weighs a scant 2.4  ounces.

Cold Steel jefe Lynn Thompson Holds Forth on the Hold Out in this video, and if that’s not enough for you you can geek out to Nutnfancy’s even lengthier review here. If you don’t have the stamina for fifteen minutes of TNP blade talk, I’ll summarize it for you: he freakin’ loves it.

Unlike some other EDC For CCW knives, we’ve actually got this one for our own testing. It’s on its way to Nathan in Wyoming for the full writeup, so stay tuned.


6 responses to ‘EDC For CCW: Cold Steel Hold Out III

  1. Just picked up a Cold Steel Recon Tanto for my prep bag. I will have to look at this for my every day carry. Looking forward to your review.

  2. The guy in the CS video LOOKS like Lynn Thompson, and SOUNDS like Lynn Thompson, but its not him. We all know that the real Lynn Thompson would be stabbing car doors or slashing pig carcasses.

    However, I am intrigued by the 3″ odel, As if I need another knife…

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