Despite the stiff competition, the Cold Steel Recon 1 has consistently remained the best knife for everyday carry in our humble opinion. It’s little brother — the Micro Recon 1 — provides much of the same features as it’s larger counterpart in a more compact, keychain-friendly design.
Just like the full-sized Recon 1, the Micro version sports a heat-treated, AUS 8 stainless steel blade — in a more compact, 2-inch length — with a black teflon coating that resists rust and glare while providing a consistent lubrication during cutting tasks, G-10 handles, a heat-treated spacer, and Cold Steel’s Tri-Ad lock blade-locking system.
For seamless integration into your current keychain setup, Cold Steel ditched the standard pocket clip and opted instead for a small key ring. Available in your choice of a spear point or a tanto point blade design. – $32