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Cold Steel 13RTK Recon Tanto Fixed 7" Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS13RTK
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS13RTK: 13RTK Recon Tanto
Cold Steel
Over the last 20 years, Cold Steel® has succeeded in establishing the Tanto as a superior combat blade. The value of the Tanto styled reinforced point is now without question. Our superb Japanese Tantos are still unsurpassed for fit and finish, but are expensive, and beyond the financial reach of many knife enthusiasts. Our Recon Tanto has combined a 7" blade, classic Tanto styling, AUS 8A Stainless steel and a comfortable, western-style Kray-Ex™ handle into an affordable package.

The Recon Tanto is rapidly redefining the standard for combat knives around the globe. It is well on its way to becoming the preferred fixed blade for SWAT teams and special military units. Visit your local dealer and ask about the Recon Tanto. Experience the extraordinary quality and test the distinctive razor sharp edge for yourself and you will see why, as a professional, this is a unique knife you can’t afford to be without!
  • Item Number: 13RTK
  • Name: Recon Tanto
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Length: 11-3/4"
  • Steel: Japanese Aus 8A Stainless w/ Black Tuff-Ex Finish
  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Handle: 4-3/4" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442002024

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Kevin Free
Savannah , Ga
Mar 26, 2014
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
This is one vicious looking knife! I highly recommend this to anyone. I keep this in my car for protection. Also i tested the sharpness on cardboard and it sliced through it like it was nothing there!
5 out of 5
Knife Enthusiast
North TX
Oct 01, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Incredible, Legendary Quality and Great Price
The first thing I noticed about this knife out of the box was how intimidating it looks, I was slightly nervous to handle this thing. The Recon Tanto is a great combat blade with some survival potential, the rubberized Kray-ex handle allows for a good grip in all conditions, just not a great grip. If your hands are dry then no problem, if they are sweaty, than it does feel a bit slick. There are no bells or whistles on this knife, it is meant to do one task perfectly with no exceptions, and that task is soaking up the abuse of combat like a sponge and dealing out twice as much damage. Just don't expect the finish to last long. A Cold Steel masterpiece.
5 out of 5
Knife Enthusiast
North Texas
Sep 27, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish
Nasty Sharp and Crazy Awesome!
As with all reviews on this knife, I only have positive feedback. This thing is awesome! It is weighty, sharp and thick. Great for self-defense, just drawing this thing in a fight would scare the fool out of anyone and potentially cancel an attacker's plans(if not, his blunder), because dang this thing is intimidating. Despite the tanto tip, this has some future as a survival blade too. Sheath is acceptable, but this is my first experience with Cold Steel fixed blades. Only con I have is the finish, as not even owning it for ten minutes did I begin to see faults in the finish from just drawing it out of the sheath, but this is expectable from Cold Steel. Overall, I could not be more satisfied, money well spent.
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