First Impressions: Cold Steel Full Metal Atlas Folding Knife

Stunning, resilient and precise, this folding knife meets modern-day adventurers’ every need—anytime, anywhere.

posted on June 11, 2024

New for 2024 is Cold Steel's Full Metal Atlas, a compact, 3.5", drop-point, S35Vn steel blade that promises exceptional edge retention and corrosion resistance. Created by Cold Steel's engineers to please the toughest-to-impress knife aficionados in the military and law enforcement, this handsome blade is sure to delight folks looking for a great everyday carry (EDC) knife. 

But this hardworking tool excels at far more than knocking out tough outdoor cutting tasks—it also ensures the safety of every user from start to finish. Thanks to its innovative Atlas lock mechanism, this knife provides unparalleled security—not to mention peace of mind—when the blade is deployed and its full 9-3/8" length is put to work. This patented lock system is so strong it nearly eliminates the risk of accidental closures, holding the blade firmly in place through each cut, chop and slice.

However, the most striking feature of the Full Metal Atlas may be the textured grip, which contributes to this easy-to-wield outdoor adventure-ready knife's overall security, packability and lightweight design. So, if you’re a seasoned outdoorsman, a professional in the field, or simply someone who appreciates a versatile, well-made tool, take note—this is one EDC you’ll always be thankful to have within reach. To learn more, visit


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