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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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4 out of 5
Aug 09, 2017
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Recon Tanto Fixed 7" VG-1
I received my knife today. (Aug. 09-17) When I opened it I was prepared to be disappointed in one way or another. I have received other Cold Steel products that I was not totally happy with, so I thought I would not be happy in one way or another with this product as I'm a pretty picky guy....ok, very picky...especially that I bought it on sale. I was happy with my purchase. I was worried that it would be heavy, uncomfortable, cheaply made on some respect or another, but I was wrong. I was very happy with the knife and happy with the price and service from I think that the knife being made in Japan adds a little quality in my mind compared to some other places of manufacture. The knife has no visible flaws that I can is straight and well balanced. Knife balance point is about one half inch from guard. The sheath works very well and is as described. Knife was very sharp from box for a factory edge, but I will work on it a little to make it deadly sharp. VG1teel has a high carbon content and I think I'll be able to make this knife scary. I intend to put this knife through some hard work. So in short, I am very happy with this purchase. full marks to KnifeCenter. I am considering buying another as I was so pleased with this one.
4 out of 5
Jelly Love
Aug 08, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Its a beautiful knife . Worth the money .
5 out of 5
Jul 17, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Favorite knife
This is the 4th time i have purchased this knife and it has never let me down. I carried my first recon tanto through a 4 year enlistment in the Marines and abused it. I would use it to chop and split tree branches, as a throwing knife (weight and balance are superb) as a pry bar, to do pullups on a doorway (blade placed between door and frame) and even made money betting all my platoon they could not break it. It can withstand two full grown adults in full battle dress hanging off the handle and it never broke or bent. Unfortunately i lost the first one and immediately replaced it. Carried that one for another ten years and gave it away as a gift. I now have two more that i purchased, the last one recently because it's on sale for $54.00 and you simply cannot beat that price.
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