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Cold Steel Hold Out II

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by , Mar 1, 2016.

  1. 쌍칼잡이

    쌍칼잡이

    138
    Dec 4, 2015
    Nice! I grabbed the same H.O.II as you. I was hoping for a non-coated version with the OD Green handle, but no luck.
    Give it a few more days worth of use. I think it will become a little smoother over time (just like mine). I think I made the mistake of Appling more lube, right out the box. I say this because too much extra amount of lube was leaking and even got some on the coating of the blade. I wiped it down (it was mixture of lubes), and now my coating has this unique rainbow-like oil stain shine to it. Not a big deal, but it looks like its greasy lol (especially when looked at a certain angle with certain lighting angle). I will wipe the blade with Daily Cleaner after work to see if I can get rid of it.
     
  2. Neomentat

    Neomentat

    534
    Jun 18, 2006
    I had a couple but got rid of them. I found that during use when I set down the knife and pick it up again I can not tell by feel which is the cutting side. During one particular extended cardboard breakdown session I kept on choking up with my thumb on the cutting edge because of this problem. Didn't cut myself too badly but it could of ends really bad for me. As much as I like the shape of this knife I got ride of them due to safety reasons.
     
  3. 22jaymondo

    22jaymondo

    42
    Apr 7, 2016
    I HAVE ONE WITH A SERRATED BLADE. IT EASILY CUTS THOUGH SHEET ALUMINUM, PLASTIC PIPE, WOOD, LEATHER, WIRE, ROPE AND ANYTHING ELSE. BECAUSE OF THE SERRATIONS I CAN TELL BY FEEL WHICH IS THE CUTTING SIDE. BEST BLADE I HAVE EVER OWNED! THE CTS/XHP IS AWESOME.

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  4. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
    CTS-XHP is actually fairly basic, trace amounts of lots of stuff but mostly good old Carbon and Chromium. It isn't loaded with Vanadium carbides so it shouldn't pose any problems for your traditional sharpening methods. Think of it as high tech 440C.
     
  5. Glenn056

    Glenn056

    562
    Nov 26, 2015
    I think its more than just fairly basic, being a favourite of so many knife enthusiasts and such. Still have to try one out myself though. Heard nothing but good about it

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  6. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
    "Basic" can be a good thing sometimes. https://www.cartech.com/ssalloysprod.aspx?id=3710
     
  7. udaman

    udaman

    6
    May 18, 2016
    It looks cool. What is the intended use of HO2?
     
  8. 22jaymondo

    22jaymondo

    42
    Apr 7, 2016
    FOR ME, IS AWESOME DEFENSE WEAPON. I HAVE THE SERRATED BLADE. IT CUTS THROUGH EVERYTHING I HAVE TRIED. A PERFECT EDC KNIFE. IT IS WEIGHTLESS AND FITS MY HANDS.

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  9. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    You can use it for anything including camping, normal edc chores etc. Also, the blade looks just like a mini french chef knife.
    I wouldn't recommend it for self defense tho, if your idea of SD is stabbing, as it has no contour/guard that can prevent the hand from sliding when stabbing forcefully. The keyword is "forcefully".
     
  10. 22jaymondo

    22jaymondo

    42
    Apr 7, 2016
    I AM A MARTIAL ARTIST. I PRACTICE EVERY DAY STABBING AND SLASHING. THE SERRATED BLADE CUTS MUCH DEEPER THAN MY PLAIN HO II. AS FAR AS MY HAND SLIPPING DOWN AND GETTING CUT. DOES NOT HAPPEN. LINN THOMPSON DESIGNED THE HO II AS A FIGHTING KNIFE. HE IS AN EXPERT ON KNIFE FIGHTING. THE KNIFE HANDLE IS DESIGNED NOT TO TWIST OR SLIDE IN YOUR HAND.

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  11. udaman

    udaman

    6
    May 18, 2016
    Thanks hkyew! It doesn't look like camping knife though.

    @22jaymondo, by the look, hand may slip down and get cut. Do you hold a certain way prevent the hand from sliding?
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2016
  12. Glenn056

    Glenn056

    562
    Nov 26, 2015
    OKAY OKAY

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  13. 22jaymondo

    22jaymondo

    42
    Apr 7, 2016
    JUST HOLD THE KNIFE WITH YOUR INDEX FINGER IN THE CUTOUT NEAR THE END OF THE HANDLE. ALSO YOUR THUMB ON TOP OF THE HANDLE. WHEN DOING A STAB PRETEND U ARE PUSHING A DOOR BELL. YOUR ARM WILL FOLLOW YOUR THUMB TO YOUR TARGET
    JUST HOLD THE KNIFE WITH YOUR INDEX FINGER IN THE CUTOUT NEAR THE END OF THE HANDLE.

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  14. 22jaymondo

    22jaymondo

    42
    Apr 7, 2016
    HOLD THE KNIFE WITH YOUR INDEX FINGER IN THE CUTOUT NEAR THE END OF THE HANDLE. WHEN DOING A STAB LAY YOUR THUMB ALONG THE TOP. LIKE RINGING A DOOR BELL. GRIP THE KNIFE FIRMLY. IT WON'T SLIP.

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  15. Glenn056

    Glenn056

    562
    Nov 26, 2015
    chill man haha

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  16. 22jaymondo

    22jaymondo

    42
    Apr 7, 2016
    OK MAN, I'M CHILLING, HA HA

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  17. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    Doesn't matter how you hold it, it is just going to have a higher risk of slipping compared to other handle with more choil or guard. It's simple physics, really not sure how you can dispute that. Whether you need it is another matter.

    Also, chill man, I'm not saying it *will* slip on you, maybe it won't happen to you with your vice grip, I'm just saying it has more tendency to, when you stab very hard and maybe hit something hard like bone. Remember the keyword I mentioned.

    I got 4 hold outs, 2 XHP 4 inch, 1 aus8 4 inch, 1 aus8 3 inch. So I got nothing against them. Definitely use it for whatever you want to do.
     
  18. lonestar1979

    lonestar1979

    Mar 2, 2014
    I do not think Holdout will slide in hand,the grip is very secure,imo,one of best knives designed ever for sd,and good for utility too.Wish there was 4.5 version,would grab it in a second!
     
  19. 22jaymondo

    22jaymondo

    42
    Apr 7, 2016
    RIGHT ON, LONESTAR! WATCH THE VIDEO. THE KNIFE NEVER SLIPS. Hkyew IF U ARE SO AFRAID OF THE KNIFE SLIPPING, DON'T USE IT. WITH YOUR FINGER IN THE CUTOUT IT WON'T SLIDE DOWN ON TO THE BLADE. THAT'S PHYSICS.

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  20. lonestar1979

    lonestar1979

    Mar 2, 2014
    This blade shape along with thin grind rocks,especially 6inch version.Much better than many other tactical knives,and its good utility cutter too.
     

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