Cold Steel Recon 1 Spear Point Lockback Knife (4" Black CTS-XHP) 27TLCS

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  • Overall Length:9.375"
  • Blade Length:4.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.51"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.06 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:27TLCS
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


Recon 1 knives have a reputation for their solid construction and functional build. The latest Recon 1 from Cold Steel features a premium USA made Carpenter CTS-XHP steel spear point blade with a plain edge and DLC coating. Its textured black G-10 handle has the Tri-Ad Lock, a 6061 aluminum heat-treated back spacer, and a reversible, tip-up pocket clip. With everything that has made the Recon series a perennial favorite and a premium Carpenter stainless steel blade, there's never been a better time to get one!


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Large Tactical
Richard G.
Definitely a large knife for city folk. Itís pretty much tactical or, if youíre like people at my office, a hilarious knife to open Amazon packages with. The ergonomics on this knife are great. As with all large Cold Steel folders the Tri-Ad lock make a satisfying CLICK when opened. You can definitely hard use this knife (there are literally house of footage where Cold Steel uses and abuses their knives).

Build quality: 5 stars
Materials: 3 stars
Aesthetics: 4 stars
Personal likability: 4 stars
Great Tactical
Sam V.
Been using this knife for probably about a year now, and it is the sturdiest folder I own, thanks to CS' Triad Lock. This lock can be abused greatly before it fails, so it'll get you through whatever you will realistically need. The ruggedness makes it a good folder if you need something to hammer on while camping or something, but other than that, its for sure a tactical blade.

Only marks off would be primarily the finish of the blade. The more gloss or powder black shows a lot of marks on the blade and when I batoned with it, it was a bit sticky to the wood.

One other problem was a small rattle inside the pivot area when you shake the blade left to right, while it is deployed. The rattle was cause by a small chrome pin that had a little too much room in between both sides of the G10 handles (which are amazing, as per CS' usual). Its a super easy fix though, just YouTube it and you'll be done in sub-10 minutes.