Crafted in Italy with Renowned MagnaCut Steel, The Recon M1 from Cold Steel is Finally Set for Limited Launch at Blade Show

IRVING, TX – June 2024 – Finally, the wait is over. After introducing a one-of-a-kind folder hand-crafted in Italy earlier this year, Cold Steel’s most anticipated new product will soon be available both in-store and online to outdoorsmen and collectors nationwide.

In January, 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, unveiled the updated Recon M1—a compact, yet unyieldingly rugged folding knife complete with a 4-inch, clip-point, premium stainless steel MagnaCut blade.

Boasting improved edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance over other steels typically utilized by knifemakers and featuring impressive resistance to wear, the blade’s MagnaCut steel construction yields undoubtedly one of the best EDC companions on the market. Thanks to its unparalleled sharpness, resilience and durability, the Recon M1 is also an exceptionally functional outdoor tool that outdoorsmen can count on to see them through any cutting challenge they encounter.

And if the hand-made-in-Italy designation doesn’t do it for you, the knife’s remarkable black, stonewashed finish and matching black, sure-grip G10 handle surely will. Not that this folder needs yet another feather in its cap, but the Recon M1 also boasts Cold Steel’s patented Tri-Ad®locking mechanism, a rock-solid lock that secures the blade in place when deployed, protecting users while tackling a wide variety of challenges in the great outdoors. Add to that an integrated pocket clip, and viola. You’ve got the ultimate in convenient, discreet carry all day, every day.

For a closer look at the new-and-improved Recon M1 MagnaCut folding knife, crafted entirely in Italy, and other Cold Steel products,

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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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Cold Steel releases first MagnaCut offering: The Recon M1

With so many knives in their portfolio, one can’t really identify Cold Steel’s flagship model. One could argue it is the AD-10, which Cold Steel gave the ultra-premium, limited edition treatment recently. Another strong case could be made for the Recon Series of knives, which contains both fixed blades and folders, in various sizes and blade profiles.

Now Cold Steel is adding MagnaCut to its lineup for the first time in the new Recon M1 folder, which made its debut at this year’s Blade Show. It is essentially an upgrade of the existing Recon 1 folder, with a 4” stonewashed clip point blade, G10 handles, and Cold Steel’s iconic Andrew Demko designed Tri-Ad Lock. The country of manufacture has changed however, with the Recon M1 being made in Maniago, Italy instead of in Taiwan. MSRP for the Recon M1 is $269.95, roughly double the street price of the previous S35VN version.

Cold Steel is part of the GSM Outdoors family of brands, which includes SOG and the recently acquired Camille’s Cutlery. You can find out more about the Recon M1 or any of Cold Steel’s knives at