Cold Steel® Introduces First Blade Crafted in Italy with MagnaCut Steel

IRVING, TX – Jan. 24, 2024 – In 2024, Cold Steel® is exploring an entirely new addition to their vast assortment of innovative knives and cutting tools, just as the name of their newest addition implies. Hand-crafted in Italy, this compact knife boasts unparalleled sharpness, resilience and durability courtesy of—you guessed it—its world-renowned MagnaCut steel construction.

Cold Steel, the undisputed leader in the outdoor knife and tool industry whose products are trusted by professional law enforcement, military and other emergency services personnel around the world, just unveiled the updated Recon 1 M—a compact, yet unyieldingly rugged folding knife complete with a 4-inch, clip-point, premium stainless steel MagnaCut blade.

“The best way to improve the performance of the iconic Recon 1 was to offer it in MagnaCut steel and have the best knife makers in Italy craft it,” said Jamin Horst, brand manager. “A blade forged from MagnaCut steel ensures that tool’s ability to withstand any cutting challenge it encounters. And, thanks to its fine microstructure, a MagnaCut steel blade is also far simpler to sharpen than other steels and exhibits impressive resistance to wear, which results in one of the best EDC companions on the market today.”

Pair that does-it-all-without-thinking-twice blade with a black, stonewashed finish and sure-grip, black G10 handle, and you’ve got the ultimate in steadfast reliability, plus some seriously good looks to go with it. And for the finishing touch? Not that this folder needs another feather in its cap, but it also boasts Cold Steel’s patented Tri-Ad locking mechanism and integrated pocket clip that makes it both convenient and discreet to carry all day, every day.

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About Cold Steel:

Cold Steel® is dedicated to creating the world’s strongest, sharpest and most reliable knives, swords, tomahawks, machetes, cutlery and tools designed for everything from self-defense to everyday carry. Over the last three decades, the brand has delivered countless innovations, including the introduction of checked Kraton® handles, tanto point blade styles, San Mai III®blade steel constructions and a patented Tri-Ad™ Lock system to solidify their standing as the undisputed leader in the outdoor knife and tool industry—one that professional law enforcement, self-defense instructors, military and other emergency services personnel team members continue to rely on to protect both themselves and others.

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