About the Guardian Tactical RECON-035 Elmax S/E OTF Automatic Red (3.3 SW) 94511
The Recon-035 is a modern and innovative, double action, out the front automatic that is perfect for everyday carry. With patented steel thumb slide base and floating blade construction the Recon-035 is smooth and reliable in its operation while having minimal play and a rock solid feel. This version comes with a stonewashed, single edge Elmax blade and Blue anodized handle.
Blade: The drop point blade sports a razor sharp, hollow ground plain cutting edge and unsharpened top swedge. The fullers add visual appeal and pair well with the rugged, wear-hiding and stonewashed finish. The blade operates on an innovative and patented floating mechanism that prevents undue wear on the blade as well as delivering a smooth, drag-free operation. Push the top slide, which rides smoothly on bearings and a non-magnetic stainless steel plate, and the blade deploys and retracts with a decisive action.
Handle: Blue anodized, aircraft grade aluminum houses the blade and mechanism with subtle finger contours and strategic milling on the sides for a solid, secure grip. The construction is completed with Torx hardware and a hole is provided for lanyard attachment at the pommel end.
Carries via a right hand, tip up only pocket clip.
Bohler Elmax: Elmax has become an extremely popular choice for high-end user grade knives thanks to its extreme edge retention. Elmax also has a good corrosion resistance, meaning most users can avoid corrosion (rust) by simply wiping off their blade after each use. Another great feature of this steel is its ability to resist burr formation during sharpening. Elmax has very similar performance to M390 and is used interchangeably by Microtech.