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. Expertly designed to fit comfortably in your pocket, you’ll soon forget that you are carrying such a large and impressive blade. 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 S35VN 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 600lb of free hanging weight, but it was even used to support a hanging engine block!
Whether you choose the elegance of the Medium model or the sheer majesty of our giant XL version, or any of the knives in between, you can be sure that Espada will be a talking point among your friends and loved ones for years to come.
- S35VN Steel
- Tri-Ad locking mechanism
- Demko thumb plate