Cold Steel's Recon Tanto is an absolutely reliable knife that is used by numerous special units around the world. The blade is made of SK-5 carbon steel and then coated black. The ease of re-sharpening compared to chrome steels, with a comparable edge retention, is an enormous advantage for many users. The dark coating of the blade nevertheless provides excellent protection against corrosion. The finely textured handle made of black Kray-Ex lies securely in the hand even when it is wet. With precisely fitting plastic sheath and lanyard eyelet.