Cold Steel 13QRTK 3V Recon Tanto"
Cold Steel's classic fixed blades featuring San Mai III® have been part of their offering for decades. They've been coveted by Martial Artists and knife collectors alike, and have always been in high demand. However, these high-end "luxury" fixed blades have only produced in exclusive and very limited edition runs each year.
Because of the limited nature of the San Mai III® steel knives, Cold Steel has introduced this new Nightfall Series of Japanese styled blades made from American CPM 3-V high performance powdered steel - with the same design and attention to detail as their much loved San Mai III® classics.
Each of these tough, reliable blades is DLC (diamond like) coated to a rich "inky" black finish. Each is highly scratch and wear resistant, and is honed to an edge that you would expect on the keenest of razor blades, they are not only super sharp, but as with all Cold Steel knives, they are built to last!
- Category End Use: Tactical/Survival/Field Utility
- Blade Steel: CPM 3-V
- Blade Finish: DLC (Diamond Like Coating)
- Blade Length: 7.0" (178 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.20" (5 mm)
- Overall Length: 11.75" (298 mm)
- Handle Material: Kray-Ex
- Weight, Knife: 8.8 oz. (249 g)
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex®
- Weight, Sheath: 3.7 oz. (105 g)
- Made In: Taiwan
More about CPM 3-V steel: American CPM 3-V can take an extremely fine edge which is highly chip-resistant. In recent years, it has proved very popular with custom knife makers. Though costly, this modern tool steel is astonishingly tough and exceptionally wear resistant. It is a fine-grained powdered steel, with a very uniform microstructure giving it excellent impact resistance and fine edge holding performance, and making it perfectly suited for larger blades where extreme toughness is required.