Cold Steel 49LRTZ Recon Tanto Fixed 7" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

$41.95

MSRP* : $69.99 | You Save* : $28.04 (40%)
Part #: CS49LRTZ | Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS49LRTZ: 49LRTZ Recon Tanto in SK-5
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 in their HQ by punching through 55-gallon steel drums!

This classic design is now available with SK-5 high carbon steel. It is the Japanese equivalent of American 1080, a high carbon steel with carbon between 0.75%-0.85% and 0.60%-0.90% manganese. As quenched, it has a hardness near Rc 65 and produces a mixture of carbon rich martensite with some small undissolved carbides. The excess carbide increases abrasion resistance and allows the steel to achieve an ideal balance of very good blade toughness with superior edge holding ability.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 49LRTZ
  • Name: Recon Tanto in SK-5
  • Weight: 9.0 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Blade Length: 7.0"
  • Handle: 4.75" Long Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 11.75"
  • Steel: Japanese SK-5 High Carbon Steel w/ Black Tuff-Ex Finish
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442017004

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Cold Steel 49LRTZ Recon Tanto Fixed 7" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheathrated 4.400 stars out of 5 (10 reviews)
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Cold Steel 49LRTZ Recon Tanto Fixed 7" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ranger Rick
Afganistan
May 24, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Motherfukker
In the s.a.n.d.f commando unit 1998 I dispached plenty of terrorist with this knife, never broke in the African bush..a proper kaffer beater and digging up landmines..now I'll be getting one again..
Cold Steel 49LRTZ Recon Tanto Fixed 7" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Tom
USA
Mar 05, 2020
Pros: None
Cons: None
Good as it gets for the price
The biggest thing separating the Recon Tanto from the competition under $50 is the SHEATH..Most brands cut corners by producing the most basic sheath possible,which is usually nylon, or inexpensive plastic,which doesn’t hold the knife firmly in place, and has limited mounting options.Secure-Ex isn’t Kydex quality, but it’s arguably the next best synthetic sheath.SK5 is an economy steel that’s easy to work with and plentiful.SK5 is tough,and holds a decent edge, but it’s nothing extraordinary, and performs along the same lines as 1095 if properly treated.Don’t mistake “AS QUENCHED” for being the FINAL Rockwell hardness.Cold Steel has used SK5 for many years and typically runs SK5 in the 58-60 range,except for the Bushman knife which is rc-54..The powder coating is going to flake/chip/peel off,it is what it is,powder coats are cheap, and are notorious for doing this,it’s not a big deal,unless you allow it to be.I recommend stripping the coating and allow a natural patina to develop, or force a patina using acidic liquids.I prefer the look of a natural patina, but ymmv.Maintain the blade and you won’t have any issues with rust.This is a beater/user knife that allows you to save your expensive knives from unnecessary abuse.Buy one or three and use them.
Cold Steel 49LRTZ Recon Tanto Fixed 7" Black SK-5 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mac
Ewa Beach , Hi
Dec 08, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Value+Quality
When rating products, I always take into account the cost versus quality factor. For the price, this knife is an outstanding buy. If I chose to, I could beat this knife and not worry about buying another one. I'm rarely satisfied with the sharpness of knives I buy and this one was no different, It did come very sharp, but I spent some time and put on a surgical knife sharpness on it. Would I recommend this knife to my friends or family? Yup. And if I'm willing to recommend this knife to family and friends, I sure would recommend it to anyone else.
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