Guardian Tactical RECON-040 OTF Auto Knife Drop Point (3.75 Dark SW Serrated)

Add a state of the art OTF automatic to your kit with the RECON-040 from Guardian Tactical. This RECON model is built with a black anodized handle and a dark stonewashed, partially serrated, drop point blade, and dark stonewashed thumb slide and clip.

Guardian Tactical's patented OTF mechanism provides smooth, responsive opening action. The unique thumb slide design is separated from the aluminum handle by a steel plate and 3 ceramic balls that eliminate grinding and wear. An innovative locking mechanism sits off to the side of the blade channel so it doesn't drag against the blade when opening and closing. These features eliminate the friction on the blade and button that have always plagued OTF knives. Take your OTF game to the next level with the Guardian Tactical RECON-040!


  • Anodized aluminum handle is compact and lightweight for durable everyday carry.
  • Innovative OTF mechanism offers fast and smooth opening action for responsive tactical deployment.
  • Item includes an ambidextrous pocket clip and glass breaker pommel.
Item #BHQ-100976
Our Price: $389.00
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  • Overall Length: 9.75"
  • Blade Length: 4.00"
  • Blade Width: 0.88"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.15"
  • Blade Material: Elmax
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Serrated
  • Handle Length: 5.75"
  • Handle Width: 1.50"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 6.08 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener: Thumb Slide
  • Brand: Guardian Tactical
  • Model: RECON-040
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Now this is a knife
Neal M. on Jul 23, 2020

I have a few OTF knives and Guardian Tactical is an outstanding out the front knife. I find myself just opening and closing this with that satisfying action and so far it's run flawlessly. I often sit at my desk and use it like a fidget spinner. This is also a razor sharp tool that I would rely on for one handed situations. I would defiantly recommend this brand.

Very Satisfied
JP H. on Feb 13, 2020

Exactly as I had hoped and expected after watching numerous videos and reading reviews. Finish and quality ranks very high and the action is pretty smooth. Satisfied with my purchase.

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