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Cold Steel 39LRST Recon Scout - 7.50" SK-5 Blade
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Retail: $199.99
Your Price: $110.00
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Detailed Description

Recon Scout


In almost every respect, the Recon Scout is simply a 7 1/2 inch Trail Master Bowie. It offers the same steel, heat treatment, blade thickness, blade shape, and handle.
Unlike other combat knives, the Recon Scout's broad clip point is highly resistant to bending or breaking. It's ideal for long range cutting and slashing. Additionally, the blade is equipped with a slightly concave false edge that measures approximately 3 1/2" long.
Like the Trail Master, the Recon Scout has a slight curve along the entire length of the blade. This curve allows the blade to be used in a draw cut as well as a chopping stroke. Plus, the extra curve near the tip provides plenty of "belly" for emergency field dressing and skinning.
The Recon Scout comes complete with a Secure-Ex sheath.

    Features:
  • Category End Use: Military/Tactical/Hunting/Survival
  • Blade Steel: SK-5
  • Rc Hardness: 56-57
  • Handle Material: Checkered Black Kraton
  • Length Overall: 12 1/2"
  • Blade Length: 7 1/2"
  • Blade Thickness: 5/16"
  • Sheath Type: Secure-Ex
  • Weight: 15.0 oz.
  • Made in: Taiwan


More about SK-5 steel:
SK-5 is the Japanese equivalent of American 1080, a high carbon steel with carbon between 0.75%-0.85% and 0.60%-0.90% manganese. As quenched, it has a hardness near Rc 65 and produces a mixture of carbon rich martensite with some small un-dissolved carbides. The excess carbide increases abrasion resistance and allows the steel to achieve an ideal balance of very good blade toughness with superior edge holding ability. Due to these characteristics, this grade of steel has been used traditionally for making a variety of hand tools, including chisels and woodcutting saws, and has stood the test of time and use over many years in many countries.

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Product Reviews

(3 Ratings, 2 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Great blade, great shop!
Chris P. (Red Lodge, MT) 7/21/2012 2:34 PM
I ordered this knife after quite a bit of research. This being my first order with the Cutlery Shoppe, I looked around at my usual shopping sources (Amazon, etc.) first. I found my way to the Cutlery Shoppe via the nutnfancy project and am happy to report that the price, service, and most importantly product stock status were all accurate and excellent. I ordered late in the day and the product was still shipped USPS the same day - even with a free shipping discount code! The knife arrived in perfect condition, exactly as advertised, after only 2 days. I'm enjoying putting it through it's first paces in the woods of MT and WY and so far it's working even better than expected. I was considering this knife vs. the larger trail master and am happy I went with the lighter option. It's big enough for any task I have for it - and for larger diameter cutting I use a lightweight Sawvivor 15 inch (also excellent and highly recommended). All my future blade purchases will be from Cutlery Shoppe and I encourage you to support this customer service focused family business as well. As I said in my you tube comment - Cutlery Shoppe provides the kind of positive experience that is becoming more and more rare these days, especially online. Cutlery Shoppe is the USAA of knife shops. Thanks Cutlery Shoppe - keep up the good work!
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Excellent Knife... Excellent Purchase
Blaine (Texas) 12/17/2009 9:34 AM
Very impressed with this knife. Quality is unmatched in any outdoor knife I've previously owned. It's a great looking knife, for those who approve of the all-black appearance. The sheath has notches to secure it into place. Cutlery Shoppe had it on my doorstep within days... and, at the right price. If you're looking for a hunting-knife replacement that will easily out-live any of the rest... the Recon Scout SK-5 would be my suggestion.
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