Cold Steel Fixed Blade Recon Tanto

by A-Poc

Cold Steel Recon Tanto Fixed Blade Knife

Cold Steel Recon Tanto Fixed Blade Knife

Cold Steel 13RTK Recon Tanto Knife

There are basically two crowds when it comes to tanto knives, they either love them or they hate them. However, how will you know which camp you fall into if you’ve never tried one?

This is considered to be one of the best fixed blade knives Cold Steel makes. I’ve seen many reviews from military to law enforcement personnel that swear by this knife, and many of them use it as their EDC (Every Day Carry). I’m adding a video from the Cold Steel website that shows this knife being put through it’s paces.

There seems to be some confusion as to what steel these are manufactured with.  The ones I see for sale all say Carbon V Steel, however the Cold Steel website says AUS8 Steel.  I’ll do some research and try to get to the bottom of this question soon so check back for an update.

UPDATE!! A lot of Cold Steel knives were made from Carbon V steel, in fact some of these are becoming collector’s items. Apparently the company that manufactured and supplied Cold Steel with Carbon V steel went out of business. So they have found replacement steels for those knives. The Recon Tanto is now made in AUS8 steel.

Here are the stats on this knife.
Blade: 7″
Handle: 4 3/4″
Overall: 11 3/4″
Thick: 3/16″
Weight: 9oz.
Comes with a black epoxy powder coat finish.

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