Cold Steel Recon Tanto Knife


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  • 7" AUS 8A stainless steel blade
  • Black Tuff-Ex finish
  • Western-style Kraton handle.
  • Includes premium sheath
  • 11-3/4" overall length

The Recon Tanto is redefining the standard for combat knives with its 7" AUS 8A stainless steel blade. Cold Steel has combined classic tanto styling and a comfortable, western-style Kraton handle in a very affordable package. It is fast becoming the preferred fixed blade for SWAT teams and special military units, especially with its black Tuff-Ex finish. The package is complete with a Secure-Ex sheath.

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 5.00 out of 5
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Apr 07, 2015
(5 out of 5)
cold steel recon tanto

This knife will take abuse like no other! Cheapest of the Cold Steel tanto line, it is everything it's big brothers are and more with the tactical finish. This is the knife of the persev (don't know what a persev is? Rent the movie Exposure with Peter Coyote-you'll never think about your knife the same way again...). Penetrates 55 gallon drums and slices hanging 3/4 inch manila rope repeatedly. Carry this one if you're going into combat; it won't let you down.


Nov 09, 2014
(5 out of 5)

Cold Steel makes the best knives, swords, etc. out there. This knife is no exception. It puts other knife companies to shame in virtually every aspect.


Justin Tinnel
Oct 14, 2010
(5 out of 5)

This is definetely the best blade I have ever bought. Lightweight but definetely heavy enough to do some damage. The blades very durable and can handle almost anything you can throw at it. from the picture it looks like the handle would be uncomfortable but looks can be decieving. The handle is actually very comfortable. The blade comes razor sharp. The tanto is bigger than I thought which is good. Overall if I could give this ten stars I would. If you have the money and are debating whether or not to get this then get it. you wont be dissapointed!


Donald Cox
Jan 28, 2010
(5 out of 5)

I own over 100 knifes, and this is by far my favorite.
I was going to buy the cheaper smaller version
(The Cold Steel Fgx Cat Tanto)
But I'm glad i went with this one.
The design and durability are amazing.


Chris Novak
Jan 12, 2010
(5 out of 5)

Excellent knife! It arrived razor-sharp! The Kraton handle provides and excellent grip, and it's a little longer than I expected (Which is good). For this price, you can't beat this knife. Anyone who likes this knife should also check out the KABAR Tanto


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