The Gear List: Score Cold Steel knives for a tidy discount and other Amazon deals

Pick up a Cold Steel Recon 1 folder and other blades from the legendary knifemaker at a serious discount.

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Welcome to The Gear List, a semi-regular series where we spotlight the best discounts and deals on tactical equipment, outdoor gear, and everything in between.

As any semi-regular reader of Task & Purpose knows, we’re big fans of Cold Steel’s burgeoning ecosystem of finely-crafted knives, from solidly-built folders like the American Lawman to the classic Drop-Forged Push Knife of Platoon fame. And when it comes to sweet deals on high-quality blades, there’s nothing that makes us stand at attention more than a hefty discount on a solid Cold Steel product.

Case in point: one of the Cold Steel Recon 1 series knives is currently available at a significant discount on Amazon. Featuring a half-serrated tanto blade forged from CPM-S35VN steel and set in G10 scales, this iteration of the Recon 1 is a durable, versatile folding knife that’s become one of the company’s most popular blades among military and law enforcement personnel due to its light weight, razor-sharp blade, and remarkable strength.

Normally listed at $176.99, this version of the Recon 1 is currently more than half off on Amazon for a price of just $80.23. If that isn’t a sweet deal, I don’t know what is.

Cold Steel Recon 1

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If you’re on the market for other Cold Steel knives beyond yet another folder to add to your collection, then you’re in luck: several other impressive Cold Steel blades are currently on sale for impressively low prices on Amazon. Among them is the Cold Steel Mini Tac Bowie knife, whose 3.625-inch 8Cr13MoV steel blade can be yours for just over $13 — savings of 46 percent on a normally $29.99 blade.

Cold Steel Mini Tac Bowie

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If you’re looking for a more robust fixed blade for your next backcountry adventure, we suggest taking a good long look at the Cold Steel Outdoorsman. With a 6-inch blade forged from VG-10 San Mai steel, the highly-rated Outdoorsman is currently available for just over $97 on Amazon, a major markdown from its normal MSRP of $219.99.

Cold Steel Outdoorsman

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Whether you’re gearing up for your next outdoor excursion or just looking for a fresh folder for your arsenal, these Cold Steel blades are practically a steal — as are some of the other deals in The Gear List today. Check them out below, and as always, happy hunting!

These prices were valid at press time, but prices can change and deals do expire.

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Jared Keller

Former Managing Editor

Jared Keller is the former managing editor of Task & Purpose. His writing has appeared in Aeon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New Republic, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian, and The Washington Post, among other publications.