Sharp. Looking. Knife.

Cold Steel Recon 1 Folder


A pocket without a knife is like a pie sans the filling. It’s just empty and useless. We’ll give you a pass if you are wearing suit pants, but eventually you are going to dress down and fall back into the need to keep a useful implement on your person. That’s why we want to introduce you to the impressive blades crafted by Cold Steel, masters of folders, fixed-blades, machetes, and more.

The Ventura, CA companies offerings cover the gamut from hunting to tactical to tool applications in impressive fashion. Even better, their internet catalog features video proof of many of their knives being torture-tested against brutally cut-resistant materials and emerging victorious every time.

Here we’re giving you a look at the Recon 1, Cold Steel’s premier tactical folder. Available in six different blade profiles, we chose the clip point 1/2 serrated model, to get best of both worlds cutting ability. With a blade hewn from Japanese AUS 8A steel fitted to G10 laminate handle scales, the Recon 1 is a durable brute. Finished of with a black Teflon coating, this knife is scratch and glare-resistant and its 4″ blade is absolutely sharp as hell.

Editor’s Note: Cold Steel has just released their 2010 lineup, and the Recon 1 has received a more aggressive handle design. Check it here.

Cost: $120

Don’t just take our word for the merits of this knife. Watch below.