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Cold Steel Recon 1 - Review

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by FortySix&2, Nov 9, 2012.

    FortySix&2 Banned


    Cold Steel Recon 1 Specifications:
    Blade Length: 4"
    Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
    Overall Length: 9 3/8"
    Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless w/ Black Tuff-Ex Finish
    Weight: 5.3 oz
    Handle: 5 3/8" Long G-10
    Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket / Belt Clip

    Today I am reviewing the Cold Steel full size Recon 1 spear-point knife. This is my first Cold Steel knife and after using it the last two weeks I must say I am impressed with their quality, durability and value. At over 9" inches overall length, this knife is big. I will just get that out of the way right away. It may not be the 'best' EDC knife but that's all personal opinion. I carried this knife every day for about two weeks without and problems.

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    Skawtty Loaded Pockets

    Good review. I have the tanto version and I love it. My only complaint is the poor quality coating on the blade. I have owned black coated knives before and never really had any issues. My Recon 1 started flaking off the first day I had it out of the box. Other then that, it's a fantastic knife. I agree with you that a coyote brown version would be fantastic.

    FortySix&2 Banned

    Yeah mine has started to chip to. Ah well. What can ya do? I used to throw a fit over that but it shows a little more character about the knife when you see it's actually been used. Kinda like my theory behind owning a exotic car - if I can't drive it year-round, what good is it to me sitting in the garage 80% of the year.

    But yah, a OD Green and Coyote brown handle version would be awesome.

    defuse kit Loaded Pockets

    I like Cold Steel's approach to colors. Just like Henry Ford, "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black."

    FortySix&2 Banned

    Ha, haven't heard that one before. The black is nice. OD Green and black would be my second favorite color combo on a knife.

    darth_guy101 Loaded Pockets

    Just read the review, nice. I have been on the fence between the CS Hold Out 2 and the Recon 1 spear point.

    FortySix&2 Banned

    I love the recon1. It's probably the best budget knife I have for rugid hardcore cutting task. Check out our affiliates for good price on that Recon1.

    Rawls Loaded Pockets

    I like the mini personally. All the abilities 75% the size.
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