If you've been secretly lusting after Cold Steel's gigantic, gorgeous "pocket sword," the Espadas XL, but find it out of your price range, look again! This G-10 Espada XL model is identical to its premium brother where it counts, but goes for a fraction of the cost. It has a stonewashed blade made from AUS-10A stainless steel that will serve you well and a sturdy G-10 handle that will hold up against wear.
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I use mine as a foldable machete, in this role it serves well against the blackberries that overrun my world. I’m not sure about the aus10a. It no doubt sharpens well, but needs a touch up after a two or three hour hike with trail clearing.
This is a massive folder. This is more of a collectors piece I would say, however, with somewhat deep pants pockets and you can carry this monster. I would not want to get pulled over with this thing on me though, you will most likely be treated as a terrorist LOL. This thing is SHARP, I tested it... on my finger. The blade drops closed like a guillotine, and it did just that and surgically took off the tip of my pinky finger. 3 weeks counting, I'm still healing, and have a new found respect for this pocket sword. BUY IT!
This knife is huge. This Is definitely not going to be my edc carry but as a self defense in my home as it is very hard to carry a gun in the state of California. This is definitely the next best option for that. Hopefully I will never have to use it.
Absolutely love this Knife. Lots of comments else where about it being impractical, no use for it, way to big to carry etc. I didn’t buy this knife for everyday day use, I bought it for EDC as a self defense weapon. Hopefully it will never e used for that. Almost impossible to carry a firearm in California so this is a close second to a firearm. Razor sharp blade, amazing self deployment and super easy to wrist flick it or use a downward deploy method. Great G10 scales, super strong lock up with no play. Super glad I bought this knife. Can’t wait to get it into the kitchen for some for prep!
This knife is excellently conceived, designed and executed. I am grateful that Lynn and CS unapologetically produce tools and weapons like this.
You don’t need big pockets for this. Slide it inside your pants and hook the clip over your belt. Adjust the position so that you can stand or sit with it in place. It is thinner than any and gun and lighter than most guns. It’s not too uncomfortable, but you won’t forget it’s there. I can legally carry a gun anywhere I can carry this, but it is a viable option for those who can’t carry a gun.