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Cold Steel 13RTSM Recon Tanto Fixed 7" San Mai III Blade, Kray-Ex Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS13RTSM
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS13RTSM: 13RTSM Recon Tanto San Mai III
Cold Steel
All of the knives featured in our Battle Ready Classics Series have been made by Cold Steel® for many years and are well proven in the field as well as in hand to hand combat. Frankly, we have been scratching our heads trying to figure out how we could improve them without drastically raising their price.

The answer was to offer them in our famous San Mai III® steel. Made in Japan according to our strict standards since the mid 1980's, San Mai III® has proven unsurpassed in strength, toughness, sharpness and ease of re-sharpening. Over the years, other "super steels" have come and gone but San Mai III® remains as the most proven high performance stainless steel in the world. If you want a combat knife you can bet your life on, and reasonably priced, check out our Battle Ready series as we have the knife for you.
  • Item Number: 13RTSM
  • Name: Recon Tanto San Mai III
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Length: 11-3/4"
  • Steel: VG-1 San Mai III
  • Weight: 8.5 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Handle: 4-3/4" Long Kray-Ex
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 705442008156

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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Made in Japan
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Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Mikko T
Nov 10, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Cold Steel Recon Tanto San Mai III
Excellent knife for the price. Very sharp out of the box (like most CS knives tend to be). Seems to hold the edge well. Sheath is secure, and holds the knife well enough even without the retention strap. Handle is comfortable and provides a secure grip even with wet hands. Only downside in my opinion is that the overall diameter of the handle is a bit too small for my medium-to-large size hand.
5 out of 5
Jorge B
Montevideo, Other
Aug 25, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
It took time but worth it.
You would get off points out the transaction for the delay but the knife does not deserve it. After placing the order I find it was not in stock. It took almost three months. The knife itself is amazing and frankly I do not think I can add much to everything written about it. The Secure Ex sheath (Kydex is more rigid) seems adequate has very good retention and is highly configurable, in fact I am left handed and adapts easily. Le sacaría puntos a la transacción por la demora pero el cuchillo no se lo merece. Luego de realizada la orden me entero que no estaba en stock. Demoró casi tres meses. El cuchillo en si es increíble y francamente no creo poder agregar mucho a todo lo escrito sobre él. La vaina en Secure Ex (Kydex es algo más rígido) parece adecuada tiene muy buena retención y es altamente configurable, de hecho yo soy zurdo y se adapta facilmente.
5 out of 5
Chris N
Aug 15, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
review recon tanto
it is like a steak with sizzle and no fat, light and capable.sheath has ambi.options that i needed. good stuff. kids will lust for it when your gone!!
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