Cold Steel Announces New Engage Series Folders with Atlas Lock System
January 23, 2023

Irving, TX - Some folks believe that an everyday carry knife is a compromise between comfortable handling, portability, and maximum performance. The engineers at Cold Steel say, "No way." Witness the company's new line of Engage EDC folders. Boasting the toughest American, German, and Japanese steel blades, Cold Steel's powerful Atlas® slide-action lock, and overbuilt handles, the Engage series offers no-comprise durability and precision handling for the day's toughest challenges.

The Engage series folders are offered in several premium blade steels, blade shapes, and handle configurations at price points to suit any budget. The common features to all models in the series include a high-traction handle profile, ambidextrous opening/closing operation,ambidextrous pocket clip, integrated lanyard hole, and Cold Steel’s patent-pending slide-action Atlas™ lock system.

The Atlas™ lock is a high watermark in folding knife technology. Utilizing a dual-pin system for force distribution, the Atlas™ lock blurs the line between folder convenience and fixed-blade strength. The mechanical advantage of this system combined with an ingenious blade tang and lock bar design, make for both a safe and ultra-strong lock system that will withstand hard use for years to come.

Within the Engage series, one model comes with a clip point S35VN 3-inch blade. S35VN is a high-grade steel known for its superior toughness and edge retention. This model also comes with a satin blade finish paired with black G10 handles.

Two additional models include a 3-inch clip point AUS10A steel blade. This is a higher-end steel that provides a sharp cutting edge, corrosion resistance, and is easy to sharpen. These models come with a subtle black PVD stonewash finish that compliments a grey or black GFN handle.

For the more cost-conscious EDC fan, three models in the Engage series feature reliable and easy-to-sharpen 4116SS steel 3-inch blades. Two blade styles are available—tanto or drop point—in a black PVD stonewash finish. These Engage folders are offered in a range of GFN handle colors: Blaze Orange (drop point), FDE (tanto), and ODG (tanto).

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