Guardian Tactical RECON-ELITE OTF Auto Knife Tanto OD Green (4" Black Serr)


  • Two-tone satin and black-finished blade made from Elmax with serration.
  • Pantene ball bearing thumb slide for blade deployment and retraction.
  • OD green 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. Its outfitted with Guardian Tacticals patented OTF mechanism, which runs buttery-smooth thanks to the steel separator and ceramic ball system. Whether youre active duty, a safety-conscious civilian, or just want to rock an awesome EDC knife, you can rely on the RECON-ELITE to preform.

Like what you see? We stock a variety of Guardian Tactical OTF automatic knives with different colors and blade shapes.

Item #BHQ-122007
Our Price: $450.00
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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: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black, Satin
  • Edge Type: Serrated
  • Handle Length: 5.75
  • Handle Width: 1.50
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: OD Green
  • Weight: 5.56
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Double-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener: Thumb Slide
  • Brand: Guardian Tactical
  • Model: RECON ELITE
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Best otf I've ever handled
DALE A. on Aug 26, 2022

I finally got the guardian tactical recon elite today. I've wanted one of these things since I first started seeing them online. I got the green, partially serrated version. I only own one other otf, the full-size Hogue incursion, and I've handled several Microtech at gun shows and whatnot. This guardian tactical is hands down the best. There is no comparison. If you like otfs, big knives, quality, and things made in this country, then pull the trigger, trust me.

Very sweet
sean h. on Oct 17, 2021

Awesome, seems top of the line but its brand new. Ill put another review if it holds its sweetness and toughness over time.

Jeffrey C. on May 11, 2021

Nice EDC. Very smooth action. Beats my Microtech hands down. There is no comparison. This GUARDIAN TACTICAL RECON- ELITE is ‘ so good. This is my third buy. Don’t waste money on cheap OTFs. Buy one of these. Very satisfying purchase. You will be happy. I hope this helps Jef C.

One very important component is trash!!
JASON W. on Mar 14, 2023

The pocket clip is totally unacceptable for a knife of this build quality. It's too shap, flimsy and it catches on everything. The clip alone drops my rating from a 10/10 to a 5.5/10.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
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