Cold Steel Hold Out III Small Lockback Knife (3" Satin) 11HCM

MSRP: $124.95
Our Sale Price: $74.95!
Out of Stock
Try instead
Email Me when this item is in stock.
Item #BHQ-8512 Online Only


  • Overall Length:6.875"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.34"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Hold Out III
  • Model Number:11HCM
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


It's quite unusual for a folding knife to be both strong and extremely lightweight, but that's what Cold Steel has done with their Hold Out series of knives. While the Hold Out is an ideal knife for professionals, it has all the right attributes of an everyday carry folder. With three sizes to choose from, you'll find one that's just right for your needs.

The Hold Out features a premium CTS-XHP stainless steel blade, satin polished with full flat grinds. Its American G-10 handle provides room for a secure four-finger grip and is fitted with Cold Steel's remarkable Tri-Ad lock along with a reversible tip-up carry pocket clip.


Customer Reviews

Write a review for this item
Buy it, buy it now.
John B.
Yes, I know, Cold Steel, mall ninja, blah blah blah.


This knife is the third best slicer I own, beating out knives like the Spyderco Gayle Bradley 2 and Manix 2 in S110V. It holds an edge longer and resharpens easier better than both the knives that slice better, which are the Zancudo in D2 steel and the Skyline in S30V. It's slim, it's light, it has an incredible lockup, it slices for days. Literally. After initial sharpening on the KME, it took four days (!) of cutting cardboard at work before it would no longer shave arm hair. It would still cleanly cut paper. It resharpened on the Spyderco Sharpmaker to shaving sharpness in about 8 strokes.

Just get one, before Cold Steel realizes what a gem they are producing and doubles the price. And if they do, buy one anyway. It will still be worth it.