Return of the Recon Scout!

Riz!

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Man I always wanted a Recon Scout and never bought one. When I decided I was going to get it I discovered it was discontinued.

Recently I noticed that they are releasing it in CPM-3V steel!! MY FAVORITE STEEL. Knife center website says they are made in Italy which I also like

its pricey though, but I am going to buy one anyway.

Who else is excited about the return of the Recon Scout or even the other big bowies in 3V?
 
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I'm pretty excited about all of the bowies in 3V. Can't afford all of them, but I'm definitely buying at least one. I doubt they'll be produced very long.

I have a "China Doll" Recon Scout in SK5. That satisfies my desires for a Recon Scout. But the Trailmasters are a different story. I've got 3 Carbon V Trailmasters, and a 3V model would just be the icing on the cake for me.

But that Laredo keeps calling me too. Haha
 

not2sharp

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I have my Recon Scout wearing a Spec-ops sheath. It’s a great after market choice for the knife, but it adds another $70 to the already inflated price.

n2s
 

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I like the Recon Scout that I have in SK5 and would truly like one in 3V but, to be honest, at that price point I can by three tough carbon steel fixed blades and after using and abusing the first one in this lifetime, I doubt I'd ever get halfway through the second one; the third would be BNIB for my kids to fight over. Did I mention that I do like the recon Scout and really like 3V? I have way too many fixed blades now; must resist ... must resist.
 
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Did I mention that I do like the recon Scout and really like 3V? I have way too many fixed blades now; must resist ... must resist.

Why fight it? You and I both know that we'll all cave in eventually.:p Resistance is futile!
 
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I saw the staggering pre order prices didnt see the recon scout, but The trailmaster is 458.00 ugh !The recon is probably not far behind im guessing 400-425 natchez is 535 and the Kukri is a whopping 611;I dont know if i can do 458.00 on that knife, or 400 on a recon i have a carbon v trailmaster thats been great had it for many years,i might be too afraid to use a 3v one at that price.900 for both!! Never saw that coming....
 
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Riz!

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It seems that they will retail for about 85% of the MSRP
 
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Yeah, even at 50% of that MSRP, rubber handles and Secure-Ex sheaths aren't going to fly.
 

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I've a couple of TM's the first being a Carbon V original iteration. I also have a matching RS in Carbon V that was purchased a bit later. The RS is my truck knife and has been beat on but still sharp. This is when CS had a heavy convex edge put on them. A bitch to sharpen but once reprofiled it is good to go. I've a 01 TM too that I might actually like a bit better as the blade profile is a bit different. Don't over look either the 52100 integral bowie with the handle inserts. That is pretty nice too and might be a bit more useful in that it is lighter and not as cumbersome. Mine was cheap bought a year ago considering. stay safe
 

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Yeah, even at 50% of that MSRP, rubber handles and Secure-Ex sheaths aren't going to fly.

$475 + $100 for a decent sheath + 100 for real handle scales = way too much for a knife that can’t decide whether it belongs in a blister pack or premium box. It ends up costing more than Busse, Randall, CPK, and most custom knives; while backed by a flaky new brand with zero experience/credibility in the knife market.

n2s
 
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Gotta agree with most of the responses here. Cold Steel’s edge was delivering durable, good quality blades at competitive prices. Take away that edge, and the consumer really is better off with a custom.

I love the Recon 1 because it has S35VN + G10 + Triad lock while being relatively cheaper than most Spydercos.
 
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There are just too many outstanding knives competing with the RS. I know they are unpopular, but I paid ~$245 for my Survive Knives 7/7 factory 2nd. 3V, Delta heat treat (a la Carothers), incredibly ergonomic Micarta or G10 (many options) and the best Kydex sheath I've ever seen. Made in USA as well.

Or, the Drop Forged Survivalist, which follows the RS blade design closely, but is lighter and a little thinner. The thinner part doesn't bother me because its one solid hunk of forged 52100 and the 5/16 spine of the RS is silly thick IMO. These are available for $58 online regularly.

Aside from a collection piece, I just don't see a place for this blade in that price range.
 

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I was really looking forward to the 3v offerings but not at custom prices and I am not even into custom knives!

I thought the whole point of mass production was economy of scale :( personally I can't see these knives flying at those prices....
 
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