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Cold Steel 27TLCS Recon 1 Spear Point 4 inch CTS-XHP Plain Blade, G10 Handles Cold Steel 27TLCS Recon 1 Spear Point 4" CTS-XHP Plain Blade, G10 Handles
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Cold Steel 27TXLCT XL Recon 1 Tanto 5-1/2" CTS-XHP Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS27TXLCT
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS27TXLCT: 27TXLCT XL Recon 1 Tanto
Cold Steel
Now With U.S. Made Carpenter CTS XHP alloy blade steel featuring DLC coating, the Cold Steel Recon I series continues to set a standard for tactical folding knives that's hard to beat. These tough, dependable knives have been a mainstay in the world of tactical knives for many years, with a hard earned reputation for reliability and strength.

A popular knife with military and law enforcement personnel, fire and rescue crews as well as civilians who appreciate a hardworking, dependable tool for any occasion. Sharp as a scalpel and tough as a tank, the Recon series is available with 2, 3, 4, and 5-1/2 inch blades, and every facet of their construction has been over engineered to make them as strong, durable and effective as humanly possible.

These Cold Steel classics are thin, light, razor sharp and amazingly strong! Every model in this diverse series features the world renowned Tri-Ad lock, making them almost impervious to shock and keeping your precious fingers safe from harm when using your knife in even the most taxing conditions.

From the sturdy little workhorse that is the Micro series to the beastly cutting power of the XL Recon series and all the knives in between - whatever your mission, the Recon I is there for you!
  • Item Number: 27TXLCT
  • Name: XL Recon 1 Tanto
  • Weight: 8 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 4 mm
  • Blade Length: 5-1/2"
  • Handle: 6-3/4" Long. G10
  • Overall: 12-1/4"
  • Steel: Carpenters CTS XHP Alloy w/ DLC Coating
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Dr. Mark
Plattsburgh, NY
Mar 13, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Discontined now, but AWESOME knife.
This is one BAD A$$ knife. Holy Moly! The feel is supposed to be large, and heavy. The blade is super sharp, and bit me right out of the box. One look at this baby, and an opponent will think twice before approaching you. The fit, finish, overall quality is beautiful. Comparatively, I believe it is head and shoulders above the competition in its price range. It is such a solid piece of gear, and the Tri-Ad Lock is second to none. I am so sorry to learn it will be discontinued. I almost rated her a "4" because of the pocket clip, but the knife is just way too cool to drop it a point. I have advised to Cold Steel on countless occasions concerning their pocket destroying "wedge-tight" clips. They always tell me it's so it won't fall out. Well, I can't get it in my pocket. I've never had that issue wit SPYDERCO. I slip two nickels under the clip for 2 weeks, and that seems to do the trick. It opens fine for an XL folder. I use a lot of wrist action, and she SNAPS right into that Tri-Ad Lock. It makes a great EDC, although heavy, my hands are very strong, "not big, but strong." I love a super strong folder with G10 scales. Cold Steel gave us a wonderful defense, and field knife. She is a workhorse for sure.
4 out of 5
Doug G
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Dec 01, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use
Great knife overall
Very sharp, easy to open. Two draw backs. Pocket clip is very small given the size of the knife, I have yet been able to clip it into my geans pocket. The lock on the spine of the handle is very strong but it is very hard to unlock. Great delivery time from the Knife Center
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