The Recon 1 Folding Tactical Knife is Cold Steel's flagship, tough as nails folder and it cuts like a chain saw! Every facet of the Recon 1 has been over-engineered and then over-built to make the knife as strong, durable and effective as humanly possible. The blade is made out of Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel that's been vacuum heat treated and sub-zero quenched and the handles feature G-10 laminate scales that are contoured and scalloped for a terrific non slip grip. The Recon 1 is held together by the latest in high strength mechanical fasteners and further anchored by a 6061 heat-treated spacer. To compliment their super tough blades and handles they are equipped with the revolutionary Cold Steel Tri Ad lock. The Recon 1's blade features a tough, black, Teflon finish. All Recon 1 folders are equipped dual thumb studs and small extra strong pocket clip which is completely ambidextrous.