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Cold Steel 39LRST Recon Scout Fixed 7-1/2" O-1 Blade, Kray-Ex Handle

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Part Number: CS39LRST
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS39LRST: Recon Scout (O-1 High Carbon)
Cold Steel

These very popular, time tested knives have been in our line for many years and are ideal for just about any mission. Now made out of O-1 High Carbon Steel, they are precision ground and heat treated to rival the strength, toughness, and edge retention of our famous Japanese swords. Check out their absolutely superior fit, finish and above all sharpness and then put them to work and we are sure you’ll agree they are an incredible bargain.
  • Item Number: 39LRST
  • Name: Recon Scout
  • Blade Length: 7-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 12-1/2"
  • Steel: O-1 High Carbon
  • Weight: 15 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 5/16"
  • Handle: 5" Long Kray-Ex™
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442008002

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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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Jedediah The Gyro Captain
DeKalb, Illinois
Jun 21, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Some of these low reviews are laughable...
Honestly, some of these reviews are laughable. One guy crying that his blade "lost" its edge (apparently he lacks the basic skill to sharpen a knife). The other winner is whining that the Recon Scout isn't as good as his Fallkniven NL2. No kidding, a $490 dollar knife will be better than one costing $250 dollars less...Seriously, its obvious some of these reviewers don't actually use their knives. I bought a Recon Scout twenty years ago, as a young Infantryman & have carried and used it ever since. In the Army, I used it for everything from clearing fields of fire, to prying stuck cartridges from M60s. The knife served me well in the jungle and in the desert. On the civilian side, I've processed both game and wood with this knife. I agree that there are some better knives available at this price point, but you won't go wrong with a Recon Scout.
5 out of 5
Mar 03, 2017
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Recon Scout
I used this knife when I was in the army. It is heavy, but when I put in the vest (yes, it might need some modification and its little bit tricky) it is very comfortable to carry. Sheat is very good and it's very secure. Blade is very sharp out of the box and it holds it well. I used it to wet conditions (good handle) and I left the blade often wet for a long time, but it still does not rust, even if I thought so. Overall, very good knife for the price! I like it much and I recommended it for all my friends.
5 out of 5
Jan 02, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
the Recon Scout and Trailmaster are classic knives that should not be overlooked when buying a big knife. Both are 5/16" thickness. That's thicker than many prybars out there. However, the Recon Scout is not a prybar because it has full height grind or V grind. This makes for an incredible slicer. When you hold this knife, you will notice that you hold something powerful in your hand. There's tons of heavy duty large knives out there and most of them are quarter inch thick a knife with 5/16" thick blade is very hard to find. Busse makes some of his models in this thickness but they cost half a thousand dollars if not more. this is why I like the Recon Scout and Trailmaster. You get a lot of good steel for your money and you get a good sheath too. High value knives.
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