There’s no such thing as “the best knife ever” but there is a best for each type and class. Cold Steel’s Micro Recon 1 is a prime example.
“These tactical folders are setting a standard that’s hard to beat. Why? Because they are as tough as nails and will cut like a chain saw! Every facet of their construction has been over engineered to make them as strong, durable and effective as possible.”
The Recon 1 Series by Cold Steel is one of the most highly regarded tactical folding knives of any class or price and the Micro is the smallest of the 4 sizes.
Available in tanto or spear point 2 inch blades of AUS 8 stainless steel and housed in G-10 like Griv-Ex scales.
As with the Recon 1’s larger models, the Micro is also equipped with the famed Tri-Ad™ lock. A feature that has rightfully entitled Cold Steel to have the safest, strongest and most reliable folding knives in the world.
That alone is overkill for a 2 inch bladed knife, but overkill is a good thing when it comes to tactical knives.
Yes, that’s right. The Micro Recon 1 ($) is a legitimate tactical knife, sorta, despite it’s size; overbuilt construction, aggressive ergonomics, finger guard, black on black, strict locking mechanism and a blade geometry designed for combat (tanto w/ hollow grind).
For those reasons, this little knife makes for a great everyday carry for moderate use or even as a “beater”.
While the larger Recon 1’s are considered some of the best tactical folding knives, the Micro is not. But in the class of keychain / mini knives, the Micro reigns.
I personally have 5 of these and usually carry 2 of them as part of my EDC, one for each hand.
Due to their extremely compact size and blade length, equipping them around the world while vagabonding has been convenient, seamless and without worry.
For such a tiny tool, the Micro is capable of so much. It’s the Napoleon of knives, small, sharp and powerful.