Cold Steel American Lawman Knife Green G-10 (3.5" Black CTS-XHP) 58ALVG

MSRP: $159.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.125"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.39"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Green
  • Weight:3.95 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:American Lawman
  • Model Number:58ALVG
  • Designer:Andrew Demko
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The American Lawman is better than ever with the addition of a black DLC coated, premium American made CTS-XHP stainless steel blade and textured green G-10 handle.

Made and named to honor the men and women who put their life on the line to protect our freedom and way of life, the American Lawman is an extremely tough knife you can rely on.

The American Lawman has a versatile, non-threatening hollow ground drop point blade with dual thumb studs. Whether you're cutting or piercing, this blade is accommodating. Its thin, lightweight handle utilizes Cold Steel's Tri-Ad lock, which is exceptionally strong. The American Lawman is equally adept for left and right-handed users with its ambidextrous lock, thumb studs, and reversible pocket clip.

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Andrew B.
01-19-2018
I bought a lawman to try out the triad lock with the new and improved xhp blade steel. This design is pure utility and can be pressed into hard use and this knife will perform for any daily task you can throw at it.

Buy it and give it hell
edc meets tactical
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Daniel K.
01-05-2018
This knife is a great robust tactical EDC knife. It's thick enough to leave no doubts about its capability, but the tall profile means it comes to a decently thin dimension behind the edge.

If you've never owned a triad lock, make sure you break it in for a while. It gets smoother and smoother with use. Mine now drops shut upon depressing the lockbar. This allows you to close the knife one-handed, as the choil/ricasso can be caught with your index finger, allowing you to switch grips and close the knife the rest of the day.

Thankfully this model features less aggressive G10 than many of the notorious Cold Steel handles. Bear in mind that any of the newer Lawman models, as well as the Hold Out models, will be using finer G10 texturing from now on. The Recon and other more tactical knives will still have the same ol' sandpaper handles that will destroy your pockets.

The pocket clip is simple and utilitarian, with super tight retention. It's still a bit difficult to use given the G10 texture and the strength of the clip, but it can still be used one-handed and it's a vast improvement compared to some other cold steel knives.

Mine came pretty sharp, but needed a reprofiling to get to my preferred level of sharpness.

The ergos are decent. The choils are a bit large for my taste, but they are useful given the knife's flat profile (this means it carries very nicely in the pocket!), so that it stays put in your hand. I usually use the bigger, rear choil.

Cons:

Biggest complaint for this knife is the sharpness of the scales in the blade channel.The edges of the scales come to a sharp 90 corner and they're pretty uncomfortable when you shift the knife around to get a good grip. This is even worse at the little points formed by the choils, where the sharpness is even more pronounced. I took my knife apart and chamfered the edges with a file and it helped the problem a lot.

Overall it's not my favorite knife, but it's a great example of Cold Steel's capability and you won't find XHP at a much better price. Good value and good knife.
Not Best in Tri-Ad Line; Stick to Recon 1
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John C.
02-17-2017
Overall, slim knife, sturdy grip, and secure lock up. The CTS-XHP steel has held up good and takes an edge well. Deployment is fast and easy with stud. The clip is what you would expect from Cold Steel--will eat up your jeans, won't ride especially deep, but will be secure and gets the job done.

The reason I would push you towards the Recon is the design of the blade shoulder which sits against the stop pin. This portion of the knife is exposed when the knife is closed, presumably in pocket. Upon draw, this portion frequently snags in the pocket, something akin to a poorly designed, accidental Emerson. It doesn't work, like an Emerson, it's just annoying.

Careful drawing prevents this, but so could a better, shielded design--much like that of the Recon line within the same brand.

Overall, 3/5. Great knife components. Good steel. Lightweight for utility. Strong and very secure lock up. All of these positives can't overcome a horribly overlooked design flaw for an EDC to be carried in-pocket 99% of the time.

Summary: If you want a Tri-Ad, buy one of the others in the Cold Steel line.
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Mike k.
03-20-2016
I don't want to leave the house without this knife I really like it, very trustworthy lockup and just feels great in the hand. Very comparable to the PM2 minus all the cool flip open stuff. My favorite edc knife in rotation.
A Great Knife
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Jonathan P.
12-26-2015
My wife surprised me with this as a Christmas Gift and I absolutely love it. It is extremely light weight for its size also it feels great in hand. I am curious why this model weighs less then a ounce then the black one. This is a must buy also the G-10 isn't the pocket shredding G-10 cold steel usually uses. No sanding needed for this one.