Cold Steel Espada XL Extra Large Folding Knife Carpenter CTS XHP Alloy Steel
Inspired by the classical Navaja knives of Spain, but utterly modern in both appearance and materials, these mega-folders became an immediate sensation!
A design collaboration between celebrated custom knife maker Andrew Demko and Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson, the Espada series are a perfect amalgam of Demko’s engineering genius and Thompson’s vast knowledge of edged weapons and tools.
Built to snap into action in a flash thanks to the patented Demko Thumb Plate, the Espadas can be snagged on your pocket, actually opening the knife as you draw it – and bringing it in to play in the blink of an eye!
The Espada's beautiful, flat ground, blades are made from premium American CTS XHP Alloy Steel. This USA powdered "super steel" was chosen for its ability to not only take a super-fine cutting edge, but to hold it for an exceptionally long time. Each knife is hand honed to a level of sharpness that is more at home on a surgeon's scalpel, creating a level of cutting performance that simply is astonishing.
In order to protect your fingers from this wickedly sharp blade, each Espada is equipped with the patented Tri-Ad locking mechanism, proven to be the strongest lock in the world and virtually impervious to shock – making it almost impossible for the blade to close on your hand.
In Cold Steel's notoriously brutal product testing, the XL Espada was not only capable of easily holding 600 lb of free hanging weight, but we even used it to support a hanging engine block!
This Espada series the tactical "blackout" edition, with a hard-wearing DLC coated blade and matte black American G10 handle scales.
Blade Length : 19.5cm
Overall Length : 43.5cm
Thickness : 3mm
Weight : 400 grams
Blade : Carpenter CTS XHP Alloy Steel
Handle : G10