The Cold Steel Recon 1 is a popular knife with Military and Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire and Rescue crews as well as civilians who appreciate a hardworking, dependable tool for any occasion. Sharp as a scalpel and tough as a tank, the Recon Series has been over engineered to make them as strong, durable and effective as humanly possible. These Cold Steel classics are thin, light, razor sharp and amazingly strong! Every model in this diverse series features our world renowned Tri-Ad lock, making them almost impervious to shock and keeping your precious fingers safe from harm when using your knife in even the most taxing conditions. From the sturdy little workhorse that is the Micro series to the beastly cutting power of the XL Recon series and all the knives in between - whatever your mission, the Recon I is there for you! *All of the Recon 1's have S35VN blades and G-10 handles, except for the Micro Recon 1's, which have an AUS 8A Tuff-Ex Coated Blade, and a G-10 styled Griv-Ex handle.