Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point Lockback Knife G-10

Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point Lockback Knife G-10
Looria Grade

Based on 59 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Well made and tough
  • Perfect for a gift
  • S35VN steel
  • Blade is coated in DLC (Diamond Like Carbon)
  • Large and heavy as folders go


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Great find

Came quickly and exactly as aspected! Perfect for a gift for my husband

Tabatha M.
7 months ago

Awesome Knife - Worth Every Penny!

For those of you who are still wondering, this knife is S35VN steel. I'm sure Cold Steel fans have already heard that CTS-XHP steel has run low on supply and will slowly be phased out with S35VN steel. As far as the differences go between the two super steels It's minor. According to expert steel si...

Joseph A. Trujillo
4 years ago

Great Knife

Well made and tough

John O.
8 months ago

EDC Beast!

This is a bad, bad boy of a knife. This is my go-to for work, since I do a of field work. The Recon One is everything a knife should be: strong, durable, and dependable. Its a beaut for sure. I would give 5 stars if the triad lock was easier to work with. Out of the box, its hard to close. I honestl...

1 year ago

Maybe one of the finest hard use folders

I have been a user and collector of knives since I was a kid. I have a lot of high end stuff as well. My favorite knives are the ones that get heavily used on everything from cutting boxes to processing wild game. Dollar for dollar and heavy use, please convince me of another folder that is more dur...

Chuck T.
1 year ago

A highly refined version of the original.

I should mention, for the sake of future readers, that this review is for the 2018 S35VN version of the knife. The blade steel has been changed, and, unlike the dealer-exclusive S35VN version that has a satin finish, this model has a DLC coated blade. Given that I have been a fan of Cold Steel produ...

J. Kerekes
4 years ago

They sent me a spear

They sent me a spear point not the clip point I ordered

Nick R.
1 year ago

Closest thing you'll find to a fixed blade

This is quite a tool to carry around every day in urban/suburban environments. It's large and heavy as folders go. It is not intended to be a weapon. The clip point/bowie shape is intended for skinning game. The S35vn is great for wood craft. Combat was what made the Bowie famous, but it was not its...

8 months ago

Great knife

It's a good size knife and a little heavy but if your looking for a strong heavy duty high quality build and good materials this thing is unbeatable and the coating they use on the blue is unmatched by anyone it's smooth and stays on the knife and adds to it's awesome blackout theme

10 months ago

This is the knife to measure all other’s

I was a little skeptical about knifes without liners but this knife the SR1 and SR1 lite change my opinion It feel lite but real sturdy. The lock make it feel like a full tang knife and probably is that strong . I understand why Cold Steel wants a grippy heavy duty military clip. but … the clip is t...

Marvin Calderon
8 months ago


Blade Length

7 in

Overall Length

11.75 in

Blade Material


Knife Application

Fixed Blade