Guardian Tactical RECON-ELITE OTF Auto Knife Tanto Aluminum (4.0 Two-Tone)

Item #BHQ-100076
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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: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black, Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.75"
  • Handle Width: 1.50"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 5.56 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener: Thumb Slide
  • Brand: Guardian Tactical
  • Model: RECON ELITE
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Two-tone satin and black-finished blade made from Elmax super steel.
  • Pantene ball bearing thumb slide for blade deployment and retraction.
  • Black anodized aluminum handle with an American flag graphics.
  • Reversible, tip-down pocket clip.


The Guardian Tactical RECON-ELITE is a large OTF automatic knife made to excel in self-defense situations. It’s outfitted with Guardian Tactical’s patented OTF mechanism, which runs buttery-smooth thanks to the steel separator and ceramic ball system. Whether you’re active duty, a safety-conscious civilian, or just want to rock an awesome EDC knife, you can rely on the RECON-ELITE to preform.

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Customer Reviews

Holy Crap!!!!
Brent M. on Jul 18, 2022

I can’t kid myself, this is my favorite knife that I own. I own a bunch, maybe too many, but this thing is big, bad, and sharp! It really does sound like racking a shell in a Glock 21 or something to that effect. The sound it makes and when you feel it in your hand, well it is just BadAss, there is no other way to describe it. Guardian Tactical outdid themselves and maybe everybody else as well! I own the Recon 035 as well, and let me say cheers to the guys at Guardian Tactical!!!! They will be in business for a long long time!

Expensive, But Very Nice
Steve H. on Apr 8, 2022

Just got this knife today. I'm very impressed by the action. I had a Hogue OTF and sometimes it would just fail to deploy fully. Along with that, it was very difficult to push the slide. This Guardian Tactical is one of the easiest OTF's to deploy and the action is fast and solid. The blade is very sharp out of the box. It's expensive, but it's a very nice knife to have in my collection. I highly recommend this knife to anyone who likes knives.

Randall H. on Jun 28, 2021

This is a big-a$$ knife! I was shocked when I opened the box it came in and saw the size of it! It's a beefy mofo! A true tactical blade for enthusiasts like myself! I definitely recommend this one!

Bad Ass
Roman M. on Aug 5, 2021

Love it. Bad ass large OTF Very happy Quality is top Notch

Superior Action
Bill W. on Oct 9, 2019

This was my first Guardian Technical knife purchase. I am a big Microtech fan, (and always will be) and was looking at other options. A friend told me about the GT - OT Fronts crisp action, so I checked them out at BladeHQ. I ended up with a large precision knife that sounds like racking a shotgun. The action is the best I have operated. The Recon-Elite is quite large and impressive, maybe too large for an everyday carry, but a first-class OTF.

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