CS10AXC: 10AXC Counter Point Extra Large Folder (AUS8 Steel Blade)
Cold Steel Knives
When Cold Steel began to develop a new series of tactical folding knives there was one aim in mind; to take the knowledge gleaned from our many years of experience in creating some of the world's finest boot knives and refine it into a truly formidable folder. The Counter Point series represents the culmination of that research and development.
Available in three blade sizes (3", 4" and 6") their stiletto inspired spear point blades have a distinctively pronounced false edge and a lustrous satin finish, combining to make a blade that not only looks great, but delivers a show stopping performance! Cutting and piercing with equal ease, the Counter Point is both a functional and attractive EDC (Every Day Carry) knife and a steadfast resource in any rescue or emergency situation.
The expertly designed handle simply has to be felt to be believed. Lightweight, but incredibly strong -- made from GRIV-EX, a super plastic pioneered by Cold Steel, and reinforced with heat treated aluminum liners -- the handle is comfortable and secure in almost any grip imaginable! Strong, light, versatile, concealable and above all functional, the Counter Point series takes the best features of a quality boot knife and redefines the potential of a high performance folder.
The new Counter Point XL raises the stakes even higher! Providing enormous bang for the buck, the giant Counter Point XL looms over many of our competitor's meager offerings. With 6" of razor sharp, needle tipped Japanese AUS8A steel and our world renowned TRI-AD lock, it's a huge knife, condensing a vast amount of cutting power into a surprisingly lightweight, comfortable and concealable package.
- Overall Length: 13.125 in.
- Blade Length: 6.00 in.
- Blade Thickness: 0.157 in. (4mm)
- Blade Material: Japanese AUS-8A Stainless Steel
- Blade Style: Spear Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow Ground
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Edge Type: PlainEdge
- Handle Length: 7.125 in.
- Handle Material: Griv-Ex
- Handle Color: Black
- Weight: 7.90 oz.
- Carry Method: Ambidextrous 2-Position Pocket Clip (Right Hand, Left Hand Tip Up)
- Knife Type: Manual Opening Folder
- Opening Mechanism: Thumb Stud
- Locking Mechanism: Tri-Ad Lock Back
- Brand: Cold Steel
- Model: Counter Point XL
- Model Number: 10AXC
- Made in Taiwan
This is an excellent knife for its intended purpose. It's not a camping knife or one to use for chopping wood. Very stout and beefy, yet when closed, carries very well. When opened, with the tri-ad lock engaged, it's as strong and solid as a fixed blade. I'm a truck driver, and sometimes my job has me in some very, let's say "areas", where you really don't want to be unarmed to say the least. Let alone some certain truck stops at night. With this, I have no concerns. I'd bet all I'd need to do is have it in my hand, and with one quick motion, there she is. Would recommend to anyone looking for an intimidating "folding bayonet".
This is a "Combat Ready Tri-Ad Stiletto." It is, in my opinion, the strongest and most "Heavy-Duty" Tactical Folder that Cold Steel makes, next to the 7075 Aluminum Handled Espada XL. It has 6061 Heat Treated Full Liners, 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum Back Spacer (this feature is "Unique" to the "Griv-Ex" Models, usually they have a Griv-Ex or Zytel Back Spacer; this feature is usually only found on the G-10 Models), and Griv-Ex Scales. Mine was delivered perfect. No, gritty Stainless Steel Lock-Bar. Mine is nice and smooth and fits perfectly. Overall construction is "Top-Shelf." It weighs 8.6 ounces, not 7.9 ounces, as stated in the Cold Steel Catalog. The AUS 8A blade is 4mm thick and it has a razor sharp bayonet blade and durable blade point. This is the most stout and strongest Stiletto that I've ever owned. The only way Cold Steel could improve it, would be to offer a version of this Great Knife in the New American 440XHP Super Stainless Steel, with a completely "Blacked Out" DLC finish. This would be an excellent choice for "Combat" and "Self-Defense" purposes. "Zombies Beware!!!" Stiletto :)