At Cold Steel, they have never been afraid to break with convention. For them, function is always paramount. Their knives are made to
work, and when it comes to knives, bigger is always better. That's why when everyone else in the industry was making the smallest,
flimsiest, dainty little knives that they could, Cold Steel released a series of blades that could only be classed as one thing - pocket
The Cold Steel Espada was inspired by the classical Navaja knives of Spain, but is utterly modern in both appearance and materials.
These mega-folders took the market by storm!
A design collaboration between 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. Despite
their imposing size, these huge high-performance folders are actually surprisingly easy to carry. Expertly designed to fit
comfortably in your pocket, you'll soon forget that you are carrying such a large and impressive blade. Equipped with the patented
Demko thumb plate, the Espada can be snagged on your pocket, actually opening as you draw it - and bringing it in to play in the blink
of an eye!
The XL Espada's beautiful blade is 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. The knife also features
expertly polished G-10 scales and mirror-polished 7075 aluminum bolsters and frames.
In order to protect your fingers from the wickedly sharp blade, each Espada is equipped with Cold Steel's patented Tri-Ad®
locking mechanism, proven to have amazing shock resistance and strength - 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 lbs
(approx. 272 kg) of free hanging weight, but they even used it to support a hanging engine block!
Carpenter CTS® XHP Alloy Steel
Carpenter American CTS® XHP is a high carbon, high chromium powdered alloy steel with very impressive edge holding abilities.
With an extra fine, uniform grain structure, it outperforms its ingot-steel equivalents by a large margin. This high-performance
steel has been used in everything from superior custom kitchen cutlery to surgical tools. It can also be polished to a beautiful
satin finish, making it an excellent choice for high-end every day carry knives, especially those that require a very fine cutting
- Espada, Extra Large
- Blade material: U.S. made Carpenter CTS® XHP alloy steel
- Overall length: approx. 42.5 cm
- Blade length: approx. 19 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm
- Handle: approx. 23.5 cm long, polished G-10 scales & polished 7075 aluminum bolster & frame
- With stainless steel pocket/belt clip
- Weight: approx. 454 g
- Cold Steel Product No.: 62NCX