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Cold Steel 13RTK Recon Tanto Fixed 7" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS13RTK
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS13RTK: 13RTK Recon Tanto
Cold Steel
Over the last 20 years, Cold Steel® has succeeded in establishing the Tanto as a superior combat blade. The value of the Tanto styled reinforced point is now without question. Our superb Japanese Tantos are still unsurpassed for fit and finish, but are expensive, and beyond the financial reach of many knife enthusiasts. Our Recon Tanto has combined a 7" blade, classic Tanto styling, AUS 8A Stainless steel and a comfortable, western-style Kray-Ex™ handle into an affordable package.

The Recon Tanto is rapidly redefining the standard for combat knives around the globe. It is well on its way to becoming the preferred fixed blade for SWAT teams and special military units. Visit your local dealer and ask about the Recon Tanto. Experience the extraordinary quality and test the distinctive razor sharp edge for yourself and you will see why, as a professional, this is a unique knife you can’t afford to be without!
  • Item Number: 13RTK
  • Name: Recon Tanto
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Length: 11-3/4"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless w/ Black Tuff-Ex Finish
  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Handle: 4-3/4" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442002024

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Stephen G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 18, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Absolutely stunning blade
This was my first time buying a cold steel knife, but due to the many positive reviews, I could get the gist of what kind of product cold steel produced. I was in awe when I received my package in the mail. This is an amazing knife. From the blade sharpness to the weight and the coated finish; this is a superb knife on all fronts. The Japanese steel is commendable and I am completely comfortable with this work of art in my hands. The secure-ex sheath is a bit tight at first, but I quickly became acclimated to it and adjusted my blade unsheathing accordingly. I also purchased the 38CKJ1 SRK Survival Rescue Knife 6" as a pairing and these two together are an amazing match. I will definitely look forward to more cold steel products in the future.
5 out of 5
Nam M
Jul 03, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
It's on sale NOW !
I paid $80. for mine in 2009. It was worth every penny ! I was a combat Marine in Vietnam, I know about weapons ! When you run out of ammo for your Colt 1911, you will WANT this knife !
5 out of 5
Kerry J
Nacogdoches, Texas
Apr 23, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
If you could only have one knife, this would be the one!
This is a heavy duty all around knife. It fits my hand perfectly and is scary sharp. I have found this to be true of every Cold Steel blade I ever bought. There are no cons.
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