Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point Lockback Knife G-10 (4" Black CPM-S35VN) 27BC

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MSRP: $176.99
Our Price: $129.95
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  • Overall Length: 9.375"
  • Blade Length: 4.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14"
  • Blade Material: CPM S35VN
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.375"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 5.30 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Lockback
  • Brand: Cold Steel
  • Model: Recon
  • Model Number: 27BC
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Black DLC-coated S35VN clip point blade.
  • Dual thumb stud openers.
  • Textured black G-10 handle scales.
  • Tri-Ad Lock mechanism.
  • Tip-up pocket clip.
  • Cold Steel has made a name for themselves by creating high performance knives like their Recon 1 tactical folding knives. Whether you're going to work or to war, this knife is ready for all of it. It combines a large design that fits nicely in even the largest gloved hands and rugged materials that can withstand prolonged abuse and large gaps between sharpening. If you had to bet your life on your folder, the Recon 1 might be your safest option!

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Customer Reviews

Built like a tank, not necessarily for EDC
Jack C. on Nov 10, 2019

The Recon 1 comes as sharp as any Cold Steel (shaving sharp) and fairly stiff. you need to give it some good wrist to pop it open. The Recon 1 is as close to indestructible as a folding knife can get, and is very light for its large size. Its a pretty good work knife, a great outdoors knife, and a decent EDC for some people, depending on how much you care about weight and size, and what pants you wear. Overall, great knife, holds an awesome edge, but better for your glovebox, tool bag, or backpack.

Outstanding value.
Darren R. on Jul 20, 2018

This is one serious tactical style knife whose value far exceeds its pricetag. While the Emerson-like ergonomics are very good with the finger grooves and aggressive texture on the G10, the blade is even better with 4 inches of premium steel that opens with authority and locks up perfectly with the triad lock. As such, while I’m not a fan of Cold Steel’s tiny but extremely tight pocket clips, the incredible quality for a relatively modest price makes this one highly recommended.

Great bang for your buck.
Pete S. on Sep 7, 2021

Heavy, sharp as can be out of the box, and no play. Great work knife or "larger" type of folder, if your state permits 4".

Love the Cold Steel knives I have...
Charles M. on Jul 25, 2020

And this is one! I have a few different versions of the larger one after I initially bought a mini just to check it out for the price (which may have initially been a sale), wore the blade coating off the thing, but still looks and works great! The big ones are a bit of a handful and may or may not be for EDC as one person said below, but this knife is snappy and sturdy. You can tell that Lynn Thompson puts everything he has into designing a great and quality knife.

Well-built and good value
Robert L. on Aug 4, 2021

It carries a bit big in the pocket and the handle texture is aggressive. However it performs well as a large EDC, is light for its size, and the shape of the handle fits my hand well. For the money, it's a good value for a larger folding knife with a premium steel and G-10 scales. I used JB weld on the pocket area around the clip. It will definitely stay in my carry rotation.

GDPR G. on Nov 3, 2018

My Best Hard Use EDC Folder
Chris M. on Dec 20, 2021

I picked my Recon 1 up about 6 months ago and have been carrying it every day since then. I am a true sucker for a clip point, and I will say that the design of this knife truly stands up to expectations! Even the DLC coating stands up to everything I've thrown at it! When I was doing research on this knife, I thought that the ergonomics of the handle would be way off. I thought the finger grooves were going to be too much, but they fit in my hand perfectly! I've read about a lot of people saying that the handle texture is too aggressive, but as someone who spends most of their time working outside, I found this to be quite nice. I've also read that the handle material will tear up your pockets, but up to this point I have had no issues. While S35VN isn't the toughest of steels, this knife will stand up to most things you throw against it. And even if the edge gets rolled, this steel is extremely easy to sharpen. I love this knife, and I carry it every single day. My pocket feels lonely without it! I 100% recommend this knife to any and all looking for a very good tactical hard use folder.

Big and Cool
Stephen M. on Sep 24, 2020

It feels like quality, but it is larger than I was expecting, and not an EDC type of knife. Regardless, it's cool, and can also be used for cutting things.

NOT a EDC knife.
Raymond S. on Apr 1, 2019

All Recon I knives follow this review. Very solid built knife. Will quickly destroy your pants pocket top edge. But too heavy(and not pocket friendly) to be considered a EDC knife.

Great design, lacking execution
Andy U. on Oct 1, 2020

I really want to like the knife. Been eyeing it for a couple years. Love the profile and design but it needs improvement. First, the pocket clip just sucks. Needs to be deeper and more hefty. Shame on them! The blade deployment is stiff and clumsy and the G10 scales are way too rough. The only saving grace to this knife is the S35 steel, its size and aesthetics. I've seen worse for the money and have seen better for the money.

not worth the hype
Steven N. on Sep 6, 2020

this knife wasnt for me, you see videos of it going thru car hoods and slicing ham but i don't feel its worth it

Not a fan
Ralph R. on Jan 31, 2022

First off the Triad Lock is extremely stiff to the point of sore thumb. The knife was not very sharp out of the box and when trying to switch the included clip , the screws keep spinning as if they are stripped out. Knife centers but is stiff as heck. I either got a bad one or these knives are not worth the money IMHO. Now I have a new Beater.

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