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Cold Steel Demko AD-10 Lockback Knife Black G-10 (3.5" Satin S35VN) 28DD

Cold Steel Demko AD-10 Lockback Knife Black G-10 (3.5" Satin S35VN) 28DD Knife Image Thumb
Cold Steel Demko AD-10 Lockback Knife Black G-10 (3.5" Satin S35VN) 28DD Knife Image Thumb
Cold Steel Demko AD-10 Lockback Knife Black G-10 (3.5" Satin S35VN) 28DD Knife Image Thumb
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Cold Steel Demko AD-10 Lockback Knife Black G-10 (3.5" Satin S35VN) 28DD Knife Image Thumb
MSRP: $239.99
Our Price: $191.99
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.50"
  • Blade Length:3.625"
  • Cutting Edge:3.50"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.15"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.25"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.59"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:6.83 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:AD-10
  • Model Number:28DD
  • Designer:Andrew Demko
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.50"
  • Blade Length:3.625"
  • Cutting Edge:3.50"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.15"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.25"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.59"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:6.83 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:AD-10
  • Model Number:28DD
  • Designer:Andrew Demko
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Cold Steel and Andrew Demko have joined forces to bring you a long awaited production version of the AD-10 folding knife. This high performance EDC model is outfitted with a black G-10 lockback handle and a satin finished S35VN steel blade. Item includes a reversible tip-up pocket clip.

Features:
  • Dual thumb studs and a reversible tip-up pocket clip provide for fully ambidextrous use.
  • CPM-S35VN steel blade offers a high performance cutting edge with excellent corrosion resistance.
  • Lockback mechanism provides safe and secure blade lock up.
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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David C.
01-03-2020
My first Cold Steel and what a great start! This makes my previous favorites even with similar specs seem insubstantial. It's so ridiculously large and heavy duty, yet so elegant and comfortable, that it just makes me grin and want to find excuses to carry and use it. Long handle feels balanced and, with machined G10, way comfortable. Great action right from the start. Only minor complaints - clip tight depending on pants, front finger choil only marginally safe even with med. fingers.
Great Design and Execution
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Jason L.
12-30-2019
Getting the bad out of the way, the clip is terrible! It's tight profile and pinned hard to the scales, I will have to bend the clip or something. So why 5 stars with a horrible clip? The rest of the knife is just that good. It feels utterly fantastic in the hand and is locked up like a bank vault, just like you would expect. Just an absolute A+ offering from Cold Steel. It's Heavy, but they openly tell you that. If you like a thick, rugged, bet your life on it blade...this is for you!
A-MA-ZING
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Dan H.
12-18-2019
This is one of Cold Steel's best.

I prefer it over my Recon 1s, Ultimate Hunter, American Lawman, etc.

This knife is most similar to the Ultimate Hunter but perfects it.

Unique:
1. Opening by centripetal force

Great:
1. Ergos
2. Smooth opening
3. Smoothest Tri-Ad locking of any of my Cold Steels
4. Drop shut blade
5. Razor-sharp
6. Quality, QC

Bad:
1. Weight
2. Clip is way too tight.

Overall value: Excellent
Great Knife, almost perfect........
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Dyami M.
12-16-2019
This is an amazing knife. Strong, sharp blade, and super tuff tri-ad lock. The lock up just feels awesome. The handle does cup your hand on the front and back, and is almost too small for me....almost, If I had larger hands this would be a problem, not a one size fits all design.....and I have medium sized hands....I think for the price, this is hard to beat, that being said, the small bit of black aluminum, that makes the lanyard hole looks a bit cheesy, and could have been more refined. Also the liners are "hardened aluminum" which I have never dealt with before.....titanium would have been better.....These are minor things on an all around great knife for under $200.
Amazing Value
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Evan H.
07-24-2019
I can not understate the smoothness of the action, its almost like its on bearings, but it isn't, you may disagree with how cold steel brands their stuff but man, the quality is next level for what they charge. its also fairly legal length compared to some of their other things so good on them. 10/10
Well balenced knife
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Brian h.
04-10-2019
This knife has everything going for it. The handle is perfect for the hands and the blade size. Very smooth action. Came razor sharp out of the box. Only thing could be better is; the liners could be smoothed out on the inside a tad for a smoother grip. Very pleased!!
Dropped the ball on finger choil
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Paul M.
04-09-2019
Would have been 5 stars if the choil could comfortably fit your finger, like my 4 Max (or the Archbishop, WOW) Termination of the edge touches your finger. Mine had a sharp burr that needed to be filed off. Also, gimping on blade isnt that great and could be done away with in my opinion. Clip leaves about an inch sticking out of your pocket. Otherwise great knife, so smooth and solid! Grind came perfect (much better than my US made 4 max) It could be the sharpest blade I've ever received. I can't put it down!

Edit: I came back and gave it another star :D
WELL BUILT
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Griffin C.
04-01-2019
What an awesome tank of a knife and for only 149 bucks you cant beat that. So smooth out of the box and with some opening and closing it gets even smoother. One hand open and closing is much easier than you would think with some practice.
BUILT LIKE A TANK
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William W.
02-21-2019
I received my AD10 today and to be quite honest I wasn't expecting much other than a knife to take camping at most. I have to say I'm sitting here astonished with COLD STEEL. The AD10 is solid in every aspect..
When you hold it you feel how solid it is and the ergonomics are perfect with smooth G-10 handles. The CPM-S35VN blade came extremely sharp and was dead center with absolutely no blade play at all. I was even impressed with the solid sound and feel of the lock back mechanism. Im very happy with this purchase and thinking about the AD15.
What a tank.
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Shawn W.
02-19-2019
This knife is an absolute tank. I love it. My new favorite pocket knife.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Cold Steel and Andrew Demko have joined forces to bring you a long awaited production version of the AD-10 folding knife. This high performance EDC model is outfitted with a black G-10 lockback handle and a satin finished S35VN steel blade. Item includes a reversible tip-up pocket clip.

Features:
  • Dual thumb studs and a reversible tip-up pocket clip provide for fully ambidextrous use.
  • CPM-S35VN steel blade offers a high performance cutting edge with excellent corrosion resistance.
  • Lockback mechanism provides safe and secure blade lock up.
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.50"
  • Blade Length:3.625"
  • Cutting Edge:3.50"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.15"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.25"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.59"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:6.83 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:AD-10
  • Model Number:28DD
  • Designer:Andrew Demko
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Wow!
SSSSS
SSSSS
David C.
01-03-2020
My first Cold Steel and what a great start! This makes my previous favorites even with similar specs seem insubstantial. It's so ridiculously large and heavy duty, yet so elegant and comfortable, that it just makes me grin and want to find excuses to carry and use it. Long handle feels balanced and, with machined G10, way comfortable. Great action right from the start. Only minor complaints - clip tight depending on pants, front finger choil only marginally safe even with med. fingers.
Great Design and Execution
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SSSSS
Jason L.
12-30-2019
Getting the bad out of the way, the clip is terrible! It's tight profile and pinned hard to the scales, I will have to bend the clip or something. So why 5 stars with a horrible clip? The rest of the knife is just that good. It feels utterly fantastic in the hand and is locked up like a bank vault, just like you would expect. Just an absolute A+ offering from Cold Steel. It's Heavy, but they openly tell you that. If you like a thick, rugged, bet your life on it blade...this is for you!
A-MA-ZING
SSSSS
SSSSS
Dan H.
12-18-2019
This is one of Cold Steel's best.

I prefer it over my Recon 1s, Ultimate Hunter, American Lawman, etc.

This knife is most similar to the Ultimate Hunter but perfects it.

Unique:
1. Opening by centripetal force

Great:
1. Ergos
2. Smooth opening
3. Smoothest Tri-Ad locking of any of my Cold Steels
4. Drop shut blade
5. Razor-sharp
6. Quality, QC

Bad:
1. Weight
2. Clip is way too tight.

Overall value: Excellent
Great Knife, almost perfect........
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Dyami M.
12-16-2019
This is an amazing knife. Strong, sharp blade, and super tuff tri-ad lock. The lock up just feels awesome. The handle does cup your hand on the front and back, and is almost too small for me....almost, If I had larger hands this would be a problem, not a one size fits all design.....and I have medium sized hands....I think for the price, this is hard to beat, that being said, the small bit of black aluminum, that makes the lanyard hole looks a bit cheesy, and could have been more refined. Also the liners are "hardened aluminum" which I have never dealt with before.....titanium would have been better.....These are minor things on an all around great knife for under $200.
Amazing Value
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SSSSS
Evan H.
07-24-2019
I can not understate the smoothness of the action, its almost like its on bearings, but it isn't, you may disagree with how cold steel brands their stuff but man, the quality is next level for what they charge. its also fairly legal length compared to some of their other things so good on them. 10/10
Well balenced knife
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SSSSS
Brian h.
04-10-2019
This knife has everything going for it. The handle is perfect for the hands and the blade size. Very smooth action. Came razor sharp out of the box. Only thing could be better is; the liners could be smoothed out on the inside a tad for a smoother grip. Very pleased!!
Dropped the ball on finger choil
SSSSS
SSSSS
Paul M.
04-09-2019
Would have been 5 stars if the choil could comfortably fit your finger, like my 4 Max (or the Archbishop, WOW) Termination of the edge touches your finger. Mine had a sharp burr that needed to be filed off. Also, gimping on blade isnt that great and could be done away with in my opinion. Clip leaves about an inch sticking out of your pocket. Otherwise great knife, so smooth and solid! Grind came perfect (much better than my US made 4 max) It could be the sharpest blade I've ever received. I can't put it down!

Edit: I came back and gave it another star :D
WELL BUILT
SSSSS
SSSSS
Griffin C.
04-01-2019
What an awesome tank of a knife and for only 149 bucks you cant beat that. So smooth out of the box and with some opening and closing it gets even smoother. One hand open and closing is much easier than you would think with some practice.
BUILT LIKE A TANK
SSSSS
SSSSS
William W.
02-21-2019
I received my AD10 today and to be quite honest I wasn't expecting much other than a knife to take camping at most. I have to say I'm sitting here astonished with COLD STEEL. The AD10 is solid in every aspect..
When you hold it you feel how solid it is and the ergonomics are perfect with smooth G-10 handles. The CPM-S35VN blade came extremely sharp and was dead center with absolutely no blade play at all. I was even impressed with the solid sound and feel of the lock back mechanism. Im very happy with this purchase and thinking about the AD15.
What a tank.
SSSSS
SSSSS
Shawn W.
02-19-2019
This knife is an absolute tank. I love it. My new favorite pocket knife.
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