- Overall Length: 7.85"
- Blade: 4" Elmax, Tanto (Black, Serrated)
- Handle: 5.64" Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum (Milled)
- Weight: 6 oz.
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
- Knife Type: OTF (Out the Front) Automatic
- Opener: Thumb Slider (D/A Dual Action)
- Weight: 3.8oz
- Made in USA
The bar has been raised in the OTF D/A knife world with the Recon 040 from Guardian Tactical. A slightly larger sibling to the initial offering 035. The 040 features a 4 inch Elmax blade (standard steel now in all Guardian Tactical Recon OTF knives). The Guardian OTF internal mechanism is ultra smooth to operate, no stiff action like many models in the industry possess. The easy opening thumb slider makes operating this knife a pleasure. The innovative thumb slide feels great to the touch and their patented OTF technology proves worthy of its competitors respect. The patented locking mechanism allows eliminates drag upon deployment and retraction allowing for smooth operation.
The handle is anodized and hardcoated for durability and wear resistance. A little over 5.5 inches with miling and countouring in all the right places for exceptional grip and feel. The Recon 040 has plenty of handle to hold onto which makes it a perfect EDC to add to your rotation. The stainless steel pocket clip is reversible and carries tip down. All hardware on the recon series is Torx so no special tools are needed. Proudly made in USA.