This week’s steal is a KnifeCenter exclusive, this Cold Steel Recon 4″ clip-point folding knife, featuring an OD green handle. With this model Cold Steel has packed a remarkably durable, razor-sharp blade into a slim, sturdy build, setting a tough-to-beat standard for tactical folding knives.

The blade is made from Carpenter CTS-XHP Alloy, hollow ground and finished with a black DLC coating. Deployment via the thumb stud is as certain as it is smooth, with no danger of an accidental extension. Locking is ably covered by Cold Steel’s ubiquitous Tri-Ad lockback, making this about as safe as they come.

Handle is the OD green G10, which has been fairly heavily textured. The curved shape fills the palm quite nicely, and the finger grooves lend the knife a really comfortable handling style. Between the texture and the light jimping on the spine, general grip is very good.

The Recon features an attached pocket clip allowing for tip-up carry, as well as including an alternate clip to affix to the other side.

Overall, this unique 4″ iteration of the Cold Steel Recon is a pretty robust option for an everyday carry folder. To learn more about this KnifeCenter exclusive product, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit