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Cold Steel Recon Tanto Carbon V

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ml1209, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. ml1209

    ml1209

    92
    Sep 9, 2002
    I just bought one tonight. Found it at the pawn shop for $44. I talked them down to $35. Came with the cordura sheath.

    :banana:

    Reference pic:
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    Are these good knives?
     
  2. Watson-349

    Watson-349

    100
    Apr 19, 1999
    May i see the stamping on the other side please?
     
  3. ml1209

    ml1209

    92
    Sep 9, 2002
    Why, to see if it's AUS-8? :D

    I don't have a camera right now as I'm not home. Pic above is reference pic from eBay.

    But I will post pics of the actual knife once I get the chance.
     
  4. Confederate

    Confederate

    Sep 5, 2005
    Yeah, the pic looks like an AUS8 (coating). The coating on the new knives is actually a bit nicer than that on the Carbon V. Still, I have three Carbon V models and I'm glad I was able to get them before they disappeared.
     
  5. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    If you bought Recon Tanto in Carbon V for $35 you did bloody wonderful.
     
  6. Tony_A

    Tony_A

    587
    Sep 14, 2004
    The pic is of a carbon-V model--notice the brass colored rivet securing the handle.

    Stainless (AUS-8, etc) models all, to my knowledge, use silver colored rivets.
     
  7. Kim Lau

    Kim Lau

    754
    May 6, 2008
    Nice grab!
     
  8. ml1209

    ml1209

    92
    Sep 9, 2002
    Here are the actual pics.

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  9. A.P.F.

    A.P.F.

    Mar 3, 2006
    Well done! A very nice find. :thumbup:
     
  10. J.Mattson

    J.Mattson Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    Nice find. I check the local pawn shops a couple times a month and have never seen anything but cheap knives and beat up SAK’s. How come I never get that lucky?
     
  11. ml1209

    ml1209

    92
    Sep 9, 2002
    This thing is used obviously, but whoever had it before kept it wicked sharp! It will cut you just looking at it.

    As for the price, it helps that the girl behind the counter knew nothing about knives. If anything, she probably thought she was charging me too much.
     
  12. ml1209

    ml1209

    92
    Sep 9, 2002
    Price tag:

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  13. sick13boy

    sick13boy

    15
    Mar 4, 2005
    Got mine from EvilBay, from a cat-lady who had no clue what she was selling for 40 euros ..
     
  14. Watson-349

    Watson-349

    100
    Apr 19, 1999
    Yes ml1209, I love the Carbon V blades. They get wicked sharp.

    Nice find, I'd snap that up even for 44.95.
     
  15. Confederate

    Confederate

    Sep 5, 2005
    Yep, but if you look at the edge of the knife, you'll see a gold-type reflection that may be affecting the rivet's color. The only reason I say this is that the finish on the knife (photo at top of thread) shows a beautiful enamel finish that is significantly better looking than the matte black of my Carbon Vs. Still, I could be wrong.
     
  16. Tony_A

    Tony_A

    587
    Sep 14, 2004

    I had a Carbon-V Recon Tanto with the same finish as the one in the pic--it started to peel, so I took the rest off with simple paint remover.

    "Beautiful" isn't the first term that comes to my mind as far as cheap black coatings on knife blades are concerned. ;)

    Still, I guess a black painted Carbon-V blade would be better than their current offerings....
     
  17. ml1209

    ml1209

    92
    Sep 9, 2002
    How does the new AUS-8 Recon Tanto compare to the Carbon V models?
     
  18. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero

    Apr 16, 2008
    good deal, man! i've had one for years, excellent knife :)
     
  19. udtjim

    udtjim

    Sep 4, 2007
    There is sure nothing wrong with the New Recon Tanto's, I have one of each. I prefer to use the new one for the SS. Unlike most people, I really find the Tanto a useful all around style.
     
  20. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I found Carbon V to hold an edge better than AUS8.
    I can get them equally sharp.
    The Carbon V is maybe a bit easier to sharpen.
     

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