Extra Large Espada - G-10
Cold Steel has never been afraid to break with convention. For them function is always paramount. Their knives are made to work; and when it comes to knives, bigger is always better. That’s why when everyone else in the industry was making the smallest, flimsiest, dainty little knives that they could, Cold Steel released a series of blades that could only be classed as one thing – pocket swords. Inspired by the classical Navaja knives of Spain, but utterly modern in both appearance and materials, these mega-folders became an immediate sensation. A design collaboration between celebrated custom knife maker Andrew Demko and Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson, the Espada series are a perfect amalgam of Demko’s engineering genius and Thompson’s vast knowledge of edged weapons and tools.
Available in three sizes to suit the bold, the bolder and the boldest, these huge high performance folders are actually surprisingly easy to carry. Expertly designed to fit comfortably in your pocket, you’ll soon forget that you are carrying such a large and impressive blade. Built to snap into action in a flash thanks to our patented Demko Thumb Plate, the Espadas can be snagged on your pocket, actually opening the knife as you draw it – and bringing it in to play in the blink of an eye. The Espada’s beautiful, flat ground, blades are made from premium American CTS XHP Alloy Steel. This USA powdered “super steel” was chosen for its ability to not only take a super-fine cutting edge, but to hold it for an exceptionally long time. Each knife is hand honed to a level of sharpness that is more at home on a surgeon’s scalpel, creating a level of cutting performance that simply is astonishing.
In order to protect your fingers from this wickedly sharp blade, each Espada is equipped with Cold Steel’s patented Tri-Ad locking mechanism, proven to be the strongest lock in the world and virtually impervious to shock – making it almost impossible for the blade to close on your hand. In their notoriously brutal product testing, the XL Espada was not only capable of easily holding 600lb of free hanging weight, but they even used it to support a hanging engine block.
These incredibly popular, world renowned knives are available in two distinct configurations. The classic Espada series, which gained even more popularity after its appearance the movie The Expendables (where it was carried and used by Mickey Rourke) features a rich satin polished blade, polished G10 scales and positively gleaming 7075 Aluminum bolsters and frame. Alternatively, the Espada series is also available in a slightly more slim-line, tactical “blackout” edition, with a hard-wearing DLC coated blade and matte black American G10 handle scales. Whether you choose the elegance of the Medium model or the sheer majesty of our giant XL version, or any of the knives in between, you can be sure that Espada will be a talking point among your friends and loved ones for years to come. Cold Steel’s new generation of Mini Tac Neck Knives are astonishingly light and because they’re so lightweight, they can be comfortably worn practically 24 hours a day. With their sturdy bead chain lanyards and their rugged Secure Ex sheaths (specially designed to snugly retain the knife while allowing a speedy draw stroke), they can be worn outside clothing and perform as a handy utility or rescue knife. They can also be carried more discreetly under a shirt or blouse, or inside a coat. They can even be used for camping or hiking as they can easily be tied or taped anywhere from a backpack to a fanny pack. Their versatility is virtually endless.
Fashioned from AUS 8A stainless steel and reflecting state of the art heat treatment they are honed to a razor edge and exhibit incredible toughness for such a small knife, due in part to their full tang construction. Tough, rough, and ready for anything, they come equipped with thin high quality black G-10 handle scales. This feature allows them to lie flat and close against the body and provide an aggressive gripping surface. Also when these scales are combined with integral sub hilt they give the fingers of the hand incredible purchase and allow a remarkably secure grip that resists rolling or twisting. The Skinner provides a long, curved cutting edge with a sharp point. It’s ideal for cutting slashing and skinning strokes. It’s been extensively field tested in Australia where it single handedly caped a huge buffalo slicing through neck skin over 1″ thick!
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