The term is coming from the Vietnam war era where small teams were deployed behind the enemy lines in order to gather intelligence and conduct raids. The typical teams were 3-8 men, in rare occasions they used larger teams of 12-18 fur up to extended durations on the field. This inspired the birth of my RECONDO model.
I designed this knife to fill the needs of the reconnaissance soldiers. In a Long-Range recce patrol, one does not use the knife to build a buschraft shelter but may required to do tasks which are beyond the capabilities of standard fighting knives. Yet the recondo is capable to fight if the need arises. The relatively compact size and light weight does not add a huge burden to the individual soldier.
The wide blade made of .180 thick 52100 high carbon steel at 60-61 HRC. This gives a strong knife with a sharp edge and good cutting performance which is easy to maintain in the field.
Recondo 2 (Tanto) is a new blade shape from my original Recondo design which is the backbone military blade for my lineup. The Recondo 2 kept its fail-safe grip with the new blade shape and extra jimping on the back of the blade for more control.
Blade material 52100 ball bearing steel at 60-61 HRC
Blade length 125 mm (5 in)
Overall Length 235 mm (9.3 in)
Blade Thickness 4.5 mm (.185 in)
Comes with 4 different Cerakote color:
Magpul Foliage Green