Return of the Mini Recon 1

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by MaxFisher, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Wish I had one in CTS-XHP or S35VN.
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  2. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I agree with this. An uncoated version would compete well with the Para 3.
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  3. daybd


    Oct 13, 2006
    Honestly, I think that release of the Air Lites just killed the idea of resurection of the mini Recon 1.
  4. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    It will be uncoated.
    Completely different knife. Not even remotely close.
  5. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    I know im pushing it but how about a medium Recon 1? 8” Lawman sized with no choil, 3 blade shape as usual. Kinda like code 4 with g10. It could do well, the Recon 1 is a good brand.
  6. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Great news about being uncoated.
    Now one other observation. If CS can see its way clear to making a 3.5 inch Recon1, uncoated, you ll give the PM2 serious competition.
    The uncoated Recon1 s from Canada already compare favorably with the Military. Have to figure out how to make people aware of this. (And make the knife more mainstream).
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  7. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Amen to this.
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  8. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    That sounds fantastic. Very happy with my Recon 1 in S35VN, but I’d also love to see an already spectacular design in a smaller package. High time the Recon 1 gets a “Para 3” of its own (again). :D

    Also really excited about the uncoated blade. A properly maintained S35VN knife should laugh at corrosion.
  9. aicolainen


    Aug 21, 2016
    I'm not on here very often, but coming across the new Airlite on YT, I had to see if there was some reviews to be found.
    I absolutely prefer knives with blades of 3" or slightly less, and was very disappointed when I realized the mini-recon was discontinued.
    I had been waiting to see if Massdrop would do a drop on it, cause they usually have the best shipping prices to where I live, in the middle of nowhere, or the outskirts of nowhere rather. The wait lasted too long, and suddenly it was gone.
    The Airlite, although being a bit long is really the first CS knife that has peaked my interest after the mini recon 1, and even though I didn't find a review on it, the news about the return of the mini recon 1 more than makes up for that. I predict my CS collection will soon have two new knives. And those will also be my first two folding Cold Steels (finally!), unless I count the micro recon.
    Also a big thanks to CS, for being so open about your plans. Really appreciated!
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  10. Larry Turko

    Larry Turko

    Oct 4, 2007
    I always shake my head when people ask Cold Steel to do a mini version of a knife. The market is bursting with manufacturers who make small knives! Cold Steel, as the only maker of XL folders, should only be encouraged to make more of them. [can't wait until my local knife shop receives the kris voyager and kris ti-lite]
  11. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    The market may be bursting with small knives from other makers, but they don't have Tri-Ad locks!
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  12. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    I always shake my head when you come in to every thread like this to criticize people asking for smaller version of a knife. You don't like other people's opinion, move on. Everyone has preference, and criticizing people for requesting for smaller knives is not going to change their preference. Cold Steel will not be doing themselves a favor to keep making XL folders, because that's not what majority the market wants.
    Also, XL folders are not the only things Cold Steel is good at, there's also Triad lock, their designs, the steel etc. So not everyone buys CS just for the XL folders. This kind of "COLD STEEL SHOULD ONLY MAKE XL FOLDER! ONLY MEN USE XL FOLDER!" rhetoric is not helping CS's image in the market. People have stupid prejudices against CS by saying that CS only caters for mall ninja or for people who buy pocket sword to compensate for something, and we should prob not give them more reasons to.
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  13. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I also wouldn't worry about Cold Steel neglecting XL folders. Lynn clearly has a personal interest in them.
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