Cold Steel Hold Out 3 11G3

Sale priceR 1,995.00


The Hold Out has fast become one of Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson's favourite folding knives.

Ideal for military and law enforcement personnel, or just law-abiding citizens who may find themselves in harm's way, the Hold Out series provide the comfort and peace of mind that comes from carrying a high-performance folder but in an astoundingly lightweight and easy to carry package.

Ounce for ounce, they may well be the strongest folding knives in the industry! Their beautiful, minimalist design is a wonder of functionality; while deceptively simple in appearance, they represent a huge array of design breakthroughs and a staggering amount of performance!

The Hold Out's beautiful satin polished blades are extremely broad; they are flat ground from the spine, with a shallow "V" cross-section culminating in a razor-sharp hand-honed edge. Continuously curved from the heel to the needle-sharp tip, the blade cuts, and shears through tough and fibrous material with ease and makes short work of tasks that would challenge many of the folding knives on the market today.

Its American G10 handle is a wonder of ergonomic design. Allowing a full and secure four-finger grip. It is wonderfully secure in the hand and will not roll or twist with use. The grip enhancing G10 and handle holes further aid traction in a wide range of grips, working equally well tip up, down in an "ice pick" grip, or even held like a push dagger!

Incredibly thin and flat, with an ambidextrous pocket clip designed for deep carry, even the largest of the Hold Out series is easily concealed in a pocket, clipped into a waistband, or tucked into a boot. The blade and handle geometry and the positioning of the Tri-Ad lock in the Hold Outs came together perfectly. Working together to create a knife whose strength versus weight ratio stunned even Cold Steel's own research and development team!


  • Blade Length: 7.62 cm
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Overall Length: 17.78 cm
  • Steel: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Handle length: 10.16 cm
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Made in Taiwan
  • Parallel Import: Yes

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cold Steel Hold Out 3 11G3

Thank you, The knife guy, for having such a great selection of knives.
Beautiful knife. It's skinny and EDC-friendly. The ergonomics are not superb—excellent budget-friendly knife.

Cold Steel Holdout 3

Fantastic small knife, sharp and robustly made. I would have given it a 5 star rating except for the pocket clip, which is way too aggressive. Even after a week of packing paper under it to bend it into a more agreable attitude, it's still too tight. Nevertheless, very happy with my purchase. :)

Wayne Coetsee

This is my favourite edc folder. I own Benchmade, Chris Reeve and many other knives but this little knife is amazing! Super strong for its size, compact, light weight and sharp!
You have to own one of these knives, it certainly blew me away!

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