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Cold Steel 13RTKJ1 Recon Tanto Fixed 7" VG-1 Black Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS13RTKJ1
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS13RTKJ1: 13RTKJ1 Recon Tanto
Cold Steel
The Cold Steel Recon Tanto was designed for today's modern warriors. A much loved and appreciated knife by the Military and Law Enforcement Special Units, it was developed to withstand the harshest abuse and the toughest possible conditions. The signature Cold Steel Tanto point is specially reinforced to stay sharp even when encountering modern body armor - tested right here in our HQ by punching through 55 gallon steel drums!
  • Item Number: 13RTKJ1
  • Name: Recon Tanto
  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5mm
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Handle: 4-3/4" Long. Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 11-3/4"
  • Steel: VG-1 Stainless Steel w/ Black Tuff-Ex Finish
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Japan
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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George Q
Cape Town
May 26, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Materials, None
Cons: Weight
Great quality and great price
Razor sharp out the box. great feel in hand and solid blade.
4 out of 5
Fpo, Ae
May 20, 2017
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Well Balanced and Elegant...
I just received it today so I can't speak to actual use just yet. However, I do agree with a number of other posters who've commented on how well balanced it is. I have to agree with them on that. Despite the blade thickness and overall weight, it doesn't feel awkward to wield it at all. It also has considerable intimidation factor in one's hand.
5 out of 5
Central New York
May 05, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
This is a replacement for the exact same knife. (I left my first one in a car that I sold!) So good I bought it twice. I got this one on sale, but I would have gladly paid full price to own one again. Extremely sharp and tough. It's a user for sure. Secure sheath, great grip, perfect size. When you'd buy it again, that's saying something. The only knock I can give it is the blade coating. It gets rubbed off in spots from removing the knife from the sheath. I won't deduct a star for that. I use this knife. It's not a display piece. Arrived in 2 business days.
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