Over the last 34 years, Cold Steel has succeeded in establishing the Tanto as a superior blade for combative application. Our pioneering research, development and refinement of this blade shape has proven the value of the “American Tanto” style reinforced point beyond question.Our Recon Tanto continues to redefine the standard for combat knives around the globe. Having seen active military application in numerous conflicts over the last 20 years, it is well on its way to becoming the preferred fixed blade for special military units and even SWAT teams on our own soil. Experience the extraordinary quality of the Japanese VG-1 model, and the new American CPM 3V model – test their distinctive razor sharp edges for yourself and you will see why the Recon Tanto is a knife you can’t afford to be without!
The 3V Recon Tanto has a black DLC coated blade unlike the VG-1 or San Mai III Recon Tanto you see in this video.