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CS13RTKJ1: 13RTKJ1 Recon Tanto
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 here in our HQ by punching through 55 gallon steel drums!
  • Item Number: 13RTKJ1
  • Name: Recon Tanto
  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5mm
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Handle: 4-3/4" Long. Kray-Ex
  • Overall: 11-3/4"
  • Steel: VG-1 Stainless Steel w/ Black Tuff-Ex Finish
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Japan
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
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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5 out of 5
Jul 17, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Favorite knife
This is the 4th time i have purchased this knife and it has never let me down. I carried my first recon tanto through a 4 year enlistment in the Marines and abused it. I would use it to chop and split tree branches, as a throwing knife (weight and balance are superb) as a pry bar, to do pullups on a doorway (blade placed between door and frame) and even made money betting all my platoon they could not break it. It can withstand two full grown adults in full battle dress hanging off the handle and it never broke or bent. Unfortunately i lost the first one and immediately replaced it. Carried that one for another ten years and gave it away as a gift. I now have two more that i purchased, the last one recently because it's on sale for $54.00 and you simply cannot beat that price.
5 out of 5
prescott az
Jul 10, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
recon tanto made in japan vg-1 steel
knife came very sharp out of the box.as is with all cold steel products I've bought. I love this knife.looks like a work horse . I read some reviews that putting it in the sheath would scratch the blade. thank you for putting that info in your reviews very helpful .I think I solved this problem by putting a thin coat of your favorite gun oil on the blade before you put it in the sheath for the first time works for me. as usual knife center a great job ! keep up the good work knife center! looking forward to doing business in the future.
5 out of 5
George Q
Cape Town
May 26, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Materials, None
Cons: Weight
Great quality and great price
Razor sharp out the box. great feel in hand and solid blade.
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