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Cold Steel 27TLCSS Recon 1 Spear Point 4 inch CTS-XHP Serrated Blade, G10 Handles Cold Steel 27TLCSS Recon 1 Spear Point 4" CTS-XHP Serrated Blade, G10 Handles
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Cold Steel 27TLCS Recon 1 Spear Point 4" CTS-XHP Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS27TLCS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS27TLCS: 27TLCS Recon 1 Spear Point
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: 27TLCS
  • Name: Recon 1 Spear Point
  • Weight: 5.3 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Handle: 5-3/8" Long. G10
  • Overall: 9-3/8"
  • 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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Daniel R
May 31, 2016
Nearly perfect for my needs!
I have carried this knife almost daily for 3+ years. It is amazing that for the size of this knife, it is flat enough for me to clip in the pocket of my jeans, push it back to the seam, and forget it is there. It shows the clip and tip, but that is OK for most places I go. I modified it by smoothing the texture right under the clip, so that is does not damage the fabric of my pants. I use it for everything, but it does occasionally raise eyebrows because of the size and tactical appearance. I actually bought it as a confidence booster because I sometimes walk for exercise and have run into threatening dogs. I've never had the problem since carrying this. I speak to them calmly and with authority, and they go back to the porch. :) The design is perfect for me, it remains rock solid with occasional tension adjustment. I keep mine a tad loose so I can flick it out one-handed, and it is still very solid in use. (If you tighten it up, it feels practically like a fixed blade.) It takes a nice edge without much effort. It doesn't hold it nearly as well as some, but I probably would not have paid for what better steel would have added to the cost. I'll just sharpen it lightly after most uses. The blade steel and the black coating are the only changes I would make, but it is an imperfect world. Even though the coating will not hold up under regular use, I still have probably 95% of the black, and I still prefer the dinged up look mine has to bare metal. Before I got this Recon I I tried an SOG Flash II and a similar sized Kershaw (can't remember the model) and I had to keep trying (and spending) until I got this near-perfect knife.
4 out of 5
Mikey M
San Diego, CA
Aug 03, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Nice knife overall, off-center edge
I use this as an EDC for basic routine cutting needs at work (boat and PWC rentals and service). The CTS-XHP is holding up well since I bought and began carrying the knife a little over two weeks ago. It hasn't seemed to dull through my daily use. In my case, daily use primarily consists of cutting ropes, straps, light gauge copper wiring harnesses, and using to remove stickers, gunk, etc. I took a star off for one reason, the off-center edge that came on both of the CS knives I bought (the other being a voyager 4" clip point blade in AUS-8A). It APPEARS that the bevels are symmetrical, i.e., the same angle. But as one gets about 3/4s of the way up the edge and towards the tip, the edge veers hard to the leftleaving one side edge 'longer' than the other. Thought it was a mistake but the Voyager series has the same grind. (A flaw?) I understand that these aren't the most expensive knives but would also assume that QC should be good enough to catch and correct an apparently common issue before sending them out. If I had gotten a break on price because of this flaw, then this would have been a 5 star review. Lastly, the position of the thumb stud combined with the strength of the spring that keeps it shut make it tough to flip open quickly. I usually do a controlled open with my thumb anyways, so no stars taken off for that. I actually like the fact that it is a stiff opener. It creates a comfortable feeling knowing that it is less likely to somehow pop open in my pocket when I'm jumping back and forth from job to job around in the shop All in all, a great knife and still worth the price KC is asking...I just really wish that the edge grinds near the tip resulted in a 'center of the blade' edge. If I wanted an almost chisel grind I would have bought one. ;)
5 out of 5
Long Island
Jul 10, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
More of a drop point with a swedge...
This is the standard for the Tactical Folder. By Tactical I mean, comfortable in every hand position (Hammer, hand shake, reverse hammer, reverse hand shake), the way the handle choil keeps your finger far from the blade for that innate extra inch of reach, and the ability to switch up your grips with facility -- even in mid swing. The handle ergonomics of the aggressive all G10 handle is like a magnet to your hand. This blade is perfect. The "spear point" as stated in the title is really a drop point with a swedge. The reality of this makes it a much stronger tip design. The tip drops down to the perfect point that really lines up well for great penetration. Tried and tested Tri-Ad lock up is a steel trap, it is self adjusting over time and will never fail you. While perfectly EDC-able (location research needed), all that I stated oozes combat/defensive. So if you're a soldier and you need a compact blade that can serve all tasks both utilitarian and defensive, this is a fine way to go. Upgraded steel with DLC coat puts this folder over the top. It is a steel worthy of its functionality, and the DLC looks amazing.
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