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Cold Steel 13RTSM Recon Tanto Fixed 7" San Mai III Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS13RTSM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS13RTSM: 13RTSM Recon Tanto San Mai III
Cold Steel
All of the knives featured in our Battle Ready Classics Series have been made by Cold Steel® for many years and are well proven in the field as well as in hand to hand combat. Frankly, we have been scratching our heads trying to figure out how we could improve them without drastically raising their price.

The answer was to offer them in our famous San Mai III® steel. Made in Japan according to our strict standards since the mid 1980's, San Mai III® has proven unsurpassed in strength, toughness, sharpness and ease of re-sharpening. Over the years, other "super steels" have come and gone but San Mai III® remains as the most proven high performance stainless steel in the world. If you want a combat knife you can bet your life on, and reasonably priced, check out our Battle Ready series as we have the knife for you.
  • Item Number: 13RTSM
  • Name: Recon Tanto San Mai III
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Length: 11-3/4"
  • Steel: VG-1 San Mai III
  • Weight: 8.5 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Handle: 4-3/4" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442008156

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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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Chris N
Aug 15, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
review recon tanto
it is like a steak with sizzle and no fat, light and capable.sheath has ambi.options that i needed. good stuff. kids will lust for it when your gone!!
5 out of 5
Giorgi R
USAF Academy, Co
May 08, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
The best purchase at the best price i have made on this website so far. You'll love it.
5 out of 5
Mike P.
Goose Creek, SC
Oct 06, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
This Is MY Survival Knife
First off-the fast draw kydex-type sheath-perfect for this knife. Fast and light-it is what you want in a sudden encounter for the Military Patriot, Diver, Survivalist, Law Enforcement, SWAT, Response Team Member, etc. Inverted on your gear, horizontal or vertical on your belt-it will be there. This knife is classic Cold Steel-incredible performance at a great price! San Mai III at just over $100 at the Knife Center? Hell yes! Cheap insurance! Pry a window open in an emergency-slice through anything-punch through anything! It popped hair on my arm right out of the box. The grip is sure, the balance is great. I bought a second of this and the Ontario SP-10 Marine Raider Bowie for my best friend/brother. With these two, we have it covered in the boonies and for our survival kit. Having a knife of this quality, in San Mai III, AND AT THIS PRICE IS A CRAZY GREAT DEAL! And I know crazy! HA HA HA!
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