Cold Steel Recon Tanto Fixed Blade Knife (7" Black SK-5) 49LRTZ

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  • Overall Length:11.75"
  • Blade Length:7.00"
  • Cutting Edge:6.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.19"
  • Blade Material:SK5
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:9.00 oz.
  • Sheath:Polymer
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Cold Steel
  • Model:Recon Tanto
  • Model Number:49LRTZ
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


This Recon fixed blade model features a tanto blade made from high performance SK-5 steel with a durable black Tuff-Ex finish.

The Cold Steel Recon Tanto has combined a 7" blade, classic Tanto styling and a comfortable, western-style Kray-Ex handle into a compact, affordable package. It comes equipped with a state of the art Secure-Ex sheath, complete with a removable belt loop and lashing slots so you can carry it just about anywhere. Cold Steel has successfully established the Tanto as a superior combat blade and the Recon model is quickly setting a new standard for combat knives around the globe.


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What a beast!
Daniel H.
I purchased my Recon Tanto directly from Cold Steel over 15 years ago, either in '01 or '02. It is the beefiest knife I own. Although the sheath it comes with leaves some to be desired, it does do its job and is somewhat customizable. The blade does rattle in the sheath and it only hangs from a belt. The knife itself is great. The ~1/4" blade has been used to pry, chop, chip and chisel. Although the blade is overbuilt, it feels quite balanced, although Tanto blades aren't the best for slicing. The blade material takes a bit to take an edge, but it does last, probably because of the relatively shallow grind. Would recommend if it fits your needs.