Cold Steel has never been afraid to break with convention. That’s why, when everyone else in the industry made the smallest, flimsiest, dainty little knives that they could, Cold Steel released a series of blades that could only be described as one thing - pocket swords! The Cold Steel Espada was inspired by the classical Navaja knives of Spain, but was 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, Espadas are available in sizes to suit both the bold and the boldest of individuals! Despite their imposing size, the Espada are expertly designed to fit comfortably and discreetly 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, opening the knife as you draw it - and opening in the blink of an eye! The Espada’s beautiful blades are made from premium American CTS XHP Alloy Steel - chosen for its ability to not only take a super-fine cutting edge, but to hold it for an exceptionally long time. They also feature expertly fitted G-10 scales. Each Espada is equipped with Cold Steel's patented Tri-Ad locking mechanism, proven to have amazing shock resistance and strength.