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Cold Steel Mini Recon 1 Spear Point Tactical Folder Knife

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  • Overall Length: 7-1/8"
  • Blade Thick: 3.5mm
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Handle Length: 4-1/8"
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Cold Steel is famous for raising the bar in the knife industry and our Recon 1® tactical folders are setting a standard that's hard to beat. Why? Because they are as tough as nails and will cut like a chain saw! Available with 3 and 4 in blades, every facet of their construction has been over engineered to make them as strong, durable and effective as humanly possible. The blades are made out of imported Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel that's been vacuum heat treated and sub-zero quenched and the handles feature G-10 laminate scales artfully contoured and scalloped for a terrific non slip grip. Plus, they are held together by the latest in high strength mechanical fasteners and further anchored by a 6061 heat-treated spacer. To complement their super tough blades and handles they're equipped with our revolutionary Tri-Ad lock™ , which practically precludes lock failure. To complement their tactical mission we have given each blade a tough, black, Tuff-Ex™ finish. Our testing has shown this coating offers three major advantages for tactical blades. First, it helps the blade to resist rust. Second, it eliminates glare and light reflections, which may give its user away. And third, it's a superior lubricant, which causes the blade to slip through even tough material with markedly less friction. This means you can cut deeper and far longer than with a non-Tuff-Ex™ coated blade. To make the Recon 1® as easy to open and carry as possible we have equipped each knife with a thumb stud and a small, extra strong pocket clip. This clip is completely ambidextrous so lefties please take note. What's more its small size doesn't abrade or irritate the palm under protracted use.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.5 x 1 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • ASIN: B006YBW976
  • Item model number: 27TMS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,109 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By tactical texan on September 27, 2012
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These recon series knives are top of the line.

The sharpness out of the box is great.
There is no play in the blade.
The grip is superb as a matter of fact it's almost too grippy (no such thing)
The Aus-8 is strong, keeps an edge, easy to sharpen, and resists rust like a lesbian resists men.
The knife is incredibly sturdy "indestroyable" if you will.
SPEED. this is my favorite thing about this knife, the way the handle is made and the thumb stud it almost opens like an assisted, and with the lock back in the middle of the handle it makes it extremely easy to put away one handed.
This thing is so fast it replaced my box cutter at work, (my bosses don't like that)
Diverse sizes, it comes in a four, three and two inch blade.

and if you think i'm paid off by Cold Steel to say this, think again. I work in a meat market where we actually cut meat, i'm a hunter and a fisherman. so i know my way around a blade.

now after all this legendary talk the cons:

Strong hands. if you have trouble handling other knives don't get this one i've seen grown men struggle squeezing the lockback release button.
I would like to see some jimping on the spine of the blade.(got a dremel tool that can do that though)
I know these are meant to be tactical but i would like some satin blades to be released.
There is not enough!! there are only three blade types, clip,spear,and tanto.

well that's my review-
Should you get one?-YES I have three
Is it cheap?-If you consider the quality then hell yes, after using it I'd pay a hundred for one of these pig stickers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bird Legs on December 9, 2014
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I have 16 folding knives ranging in size from a Spyderco Lady Bug to knives approximately the size of this one. Recently I have purchased several highly rated knives including a Swiss Army Trekker locking blade, a Kershaw Skyline and Cryo, and an Ontario Rat 2. This Mini Recon has been my most expensive knife so far.

Also recently I have become aware of the "spine whack" test for folding knives. If you search on youtube you can find several examples of this. It is considered a test of the general robustness of a knife, although there is some debate about this, but for me it is a valid test. Unfortunately during the spine whack test my Kershaw Skyline folded up faster than a 100 dollar bill in the hand of a greedy politician. If a person were to use the Skyline in a tactical fighting situation and hit the spine of the knife on the back swing, the blade would close on their fingers and their digits would fly off like that guy trying to catch the boomerang in Mad Max.

I wanted a knife that could easily pass the spine whack test, so I decided to get the toughest reasonably priced knife I could find in the 3 inch blade size. Unlike Bono I finally found what I was looking for. I beat on the back of this knife doing the spine whack test until the cows came home, but it didn't collapse. A person could conceivably use this as a tactical fighting knife even though the blade, at 3 inches, is a little small for that application. On the other hand some women use their fingernails as tactical weapons and their fingernails are not usually 3 inches long, so it is all relative.

There are a few things that some folks may not like about this knife, but these things don't bother me. First of all it is relatively heavy for it's size at 3.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott on July 14, 2015
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Good, strong knife, albeit a bit clunky and strange choil (see pics).

I'd probably give this knife a 4 star rating, since I was expecting many of the characteristics other reviewers mentioned, e.g. stiff lock, slow to deploy, sandpaper-like handles, only tip up carry pocket clip position, AUS8 steel. However, I rated it 3 stars for the average knife purchaser. It feels rough, but I bought it as a beater knife I could customize. If you are looking for a handful of finesse from your pocket knife, it is not here. Therefore, I won't repeat all of those reviews.

I was looking for something a little smaller than my Paramilitary 2 that I could beat on and customize in the future with some sanding, grinding, etc. This knife just fits my hand, I prefer the slight thickness to thinner, small knives, and the balance is right at your index finger. The handle widens from the pivot area (7/16") to the rear (1/2"). I later found that this was because an internal pin was a hair too long (see updates below). By comparison, the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 handle is 7/16" wide. It came with two pocket clips (one in the box; lefty and righty).

Now for some concerns with this knife... Even without the pocket clip, I'm concerned the handles will frey not only jeans and polyester camping pants, but many nylon gloves. I don't mind using this "as is" with my leather utility gloves or bare handed, but would hesitate using them with the light gloves (under gloves) I use in the winter when doing intricate outdoor tasks. I might have to pick up some Mechanix gloves to use with this instead. **After using it for a few days the super sandpaper feeling went away.

The blade was straight in the handle, no rust marks, and the grinds seemed even.
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