Cold Steel, founded in 1980, is a premier knife and sword maker designing and manufacturing some of the toughest knives and swords available to the civilian market. Using only the highest quality components on state of the art machinery they have earned an exceptional reputation for making quality blades. Spend any time researching Cold Steel Knives and you will be impressed with their quality offerings.
In the late 1500's a new breed of men sprang from the impoverished soil of the Extremadura region of northwestern Spain and sailed to the New World to seek their fame and fortune. Small in number and armed with little more than the cloaks on their backs and an Espada (sword) in their belts, they cut a bloody path through impossible odds to emerge as Conquistadors of everlasting fame and glory.
Today the opportunity to explore many new worlds and conquer entire nations at the point of a sword has faded but riches, fame and glory are still to be won and available to the "well armed" in great abundance. Carve out your share with the folding sword of the future we call the Espada.
Like the swords of old the Espada's are not for the weak, timid, faint of heart or those desiring another spring assisted play toy. Just pick one up and you'll see what we mean! Definitely not politically correct, they are huge yet surprisingly well balanced and feature dramatically upswept clip point blades that are ideal for cutting, slashing and piercing. Made from vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched Japanese 8A stainless steel and hollow ground to a thin, razor sharp edge, they will cleave through just about any obstacle or target in their path.
To make your hand the real master of these awesome blades we have paired them with state of the ar t pistol grip handles. Strongly curved and equipped with multiple finger grooves and even a sub-hilt in the two larger models, they work perfectly in either a forward or reverse grip while offering unprecedented retention and reach through multiple grip extension options.
At first thought, carrying a "pocket sword" as big and heavy as the Espada may seem impractical. However, after much experimentation, we have found this is not the case. Even the biggest model can be carried discreetly and unobtrusively in the front pocket of most pants and when clipped to the waistband and covered by a "bloused" shirt or sweater they totally disappear. Then in an emergency they can be drawn and opened in a single motion by snagging the patented thumb plate on the edge of a pocket.
Specifications and Features:
Blade Length: 7.5"
Blade Thickness: 4 mm
Overall Length: 16.75"
Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless
Weight: 15 oz
Handle: 9.25" Long Polished G-10 with Polished 7075 Aluminum Bolster and Frame
Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip