Ca. legal Espada XL

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by hermit dave, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. hermit dave

    hermit dave

    Jul 19, 2011
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  2. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Best April Fools knife joke I've seen thus far.
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  3. SharpieB


    Oct 31, 2017
    That’s pretty funny.
  4. ragnerok


    Oct 25, 2008
    You still got some reach on this one...:confused:
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  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    saw that and actually fell for it for a minute. anything cali could be true when it comes to ridiculous and over the top.
  6. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    The California Legal Cold Steel Espada XL (AKA Espadita XL) is an ultra-limited, ultra-custom, ultra-compact-where-it-counts knife with a modified clip point blade courtesy of Andrew Demko. Knife critics are calling it, "the best thing since sliced bread" or in Cold Steel's case... "sliced pig." The Cali Legal Espada XL offers a blade measuring just under 4 inches, paired with a full-size handle for comfortable three-handed use. It just makes sense.

    • 9.25" handle disappears in the pocket for convenient and discreet everyday carry.
    • Unique blade/handle ratio for anyone who prefers a smaller blade but likes to keep all hands on deck.
    • Abbreviated steel liners and Cold Steel's incomparable Tri-Ad Lock.
  7. The Whip

    The Whip

    Jan 28, 2007
    I'm not one for April Fool's pranks, but this was hilarious! Nicely done, Blade HQ!

  8. Smoke

    Smoke Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 1998
    Just call it the CLEX. :)
  9. hermit dave

    hermit dave

    Jul 19, 2011
    Wow, they're actually selling it!
  10. Ganzofan

    Ganzofan Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    there is no restriction on blade length in Cali, only require fixed blade to be worn in the open and I happened to run into the first person in my 25 years or living here who was openly carrying a browning brand of the Sharp Finger in a nylon pouch at a gas station
  11. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    You are correct, no restriction on fixed blade length but must be worn in a sheath on your belt in plain sight. Folders no length restriction but must worn in the pocket not in the open. The caveat here is that California cities and counties can enact stricter rules or go with the California one. Los Angeles is especially draconian on knives so you must be cognizant of the rules anywhere you travel. Luckily they go by standard Ca Rules here, so I carry/wear XL's, Magnum Tanto's etc. when I want.
  12. mongomondo

    mongomondo SUPPRESSING FIRE Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    They actually point that out in the video. It's part of the joke.
  13. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :) In a locale that restricts blade length and not OAL , something like this might actually make some sense for SD . A crazy solution for insane laws . o_O

    :eek: Edit : Changed my mind about making sense when I noticed the $400 price tag !:thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2018
  14. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    I have a feeling there is only one of these. Collectible?

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