Cold Steel® is famous for raising the bar in the knife industry and our Recon 1® tactical folders are setting a standard that’s hard to beat. Why? Because they are as tough as nails and will cut like a chain saw! Every facet of their construction has been over engineered to make them as strong, durable and effective as humanly possible. The blades are made out of AUS 8A stainless steel that’s been vacuum heat treated and sub zero quenched, and the handles feature G-10 laminate scales, massively reinforced by heat treated steel liners and five locking bolts. To compliment their super tough blades and handles, they each feature our revolutionary Ultra Lock™, which practically precludes lock failure.
To compliment their tactical mission, we have given each blade a tough black Teflon® finish. Our testing has shown this coating or finish offers three major advantages for use on tactical blades. The first is; it is highly resistant to scratches and abrasions while keeping rust at bay. The second is; it eliminates glare and light reflections which may give its user away. The third is; it’s a superior lubricant, which causes the blade to slip through even tough material with markedly less friction. This means you can cut deeper and far longer than with a non-Teflon® coated blade.
To make the Recon 1® as easy to carry as possible, we have equipped each knife with a small, extra strong pocket clip. This clip is completely ambidextrous so lefties take note. What’s more, its diminutive size doesn’t abrade and irritate the palm under protracted use like a larger clip would.