The Cold Steel Hold Out III is a compact pocket knife. The blade is sharpened from top to bottom, which is called a full-flat-grind. Because it has no liners and they have milled out some parts of the handle, the knife is very light in weight. Ideal to carry around with you. Cold Steel has equipped the knife with the very firm Tri-Ad loc. It prevents the blade from snapping shut during use. The blade is made of American CTS-XHP steel and the handle is made out of G10.