The Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point CTS-XHP features an upgraded blade steel while maintaining the other familiar features you've come to know and rely on in the Recon 1. Large on the folding knife spectrum, the Recon 1 is at home in the field to handle the tough stuff. Fully ambidextrous, it is easily functioned with either hand and while wearing gloves should the task require it.
The Blade: Black DLC coating provides extra durability and a non-reflective finish to the CTS-XHP Carpenter Steel blade. Truly ambidextrous design can be opened with either hand by utilizing the dual thumb studs and locks up rock solid with the Tri-Ad lock back mechanism.
The Handle: Ergonomically contoured G10 which has also been textured for an aggressive non-slip grip forms the handle. A black coated steel backspacer brings the handles together. Includes an attached black coated stainless steel pocket clip for tip-up right handed carry as well as an additional clip to attach for left-handed carry.
About CTS-XHP: An alloy steel made by Carpenter, CTS-XHP was developed as a corrosion resistant D2 alternative. Our research shows users estimating edge retention slightly ahead of S30V, and toughness comparable to D2. This makes CTS-XHP a premium steel, which should hold a great edge and be reasonably corrosion resistant.
|Country of Manufacture||Taiwan|