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CS27TLCT: 27TLCT 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: 27TLCT
  • Name: Recon 1 Tanto
  • 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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Fort Myers, Fl
Sep 10, 2017
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
Bad A** Knife
This knife has created a new addiction in me to own as many Cold Steel knives as possible Already ordered 3 more Knife center is the best place to buy them
5 out of 5
Stoian M
Nov 11, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Cold steel tanto
One of the best Tanto Folder available, strong lock, very sharp blade outofthebox, good handle with or without gloves, a must have.
5 out of 5
Kelly H
Bentonville, Ar
Jun 04, 2016
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
Cold Steel Tanto 4"
This is one of the best every day carry knives I've owned. I hope I never have to defend myself again but I trust this knife to handle self defense, it's an easy open with just a flick of the wrist. It lives up to it's name in quality, it cuts everything I've needed it to cut, and it holds a very sharp edge. The handle quality is perfect, strong, and a very good grip. Never had this knife close one me when I didn't want it closed. Firm blade lock. I can't say that I'll ever want another knife to carry besides the Recon 1, maybe two of them... You can't go wrong with this knife.
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