Cold Steel 39LRST Recon Scout - O-1 Blade - Kray-Ex Handle - Secure-Ex Sheath
In almost every respect, the Recon Scout is simply a 7.5" 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 3.5" 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.
- Category End Use: Military/Tactical/Hunting/Survival
- Blade Steel: O-1
- Rc Hardness: 56-57
- Blade Style: Clip Point Bowie
- Blade Length: 7.5" (191 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.3125" (7.94 mm)
- Blade Finish: Black Tuff-Ex™
- Length Overall: 12.5" (318 mm)
- Handle Material: Kray-Ex
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex
- Weight, Knife: 15.3 oz. (434 g)
- Weight, Sheath: 4.1 oz. (116 g)
- Made in: Taiwan
More about O-1 steel:
O-1 is a high carbon, oil hardening tool steel. The "O" stands for oil hardening. Popular with custom knife makers because of its versatility, it can be used for stock removal as well as forged knives and is often utilized for tomahawks and axes as well. With proper heat treatment, O-1 will take and hold a very fine edge while remaining remarkably tough and durable. Known for its ability to be differentially heat treated, O-1 is an ideal steel for edged weapons and tools and while more costly than SK-5, it is a decided step-up in performance.