1966, the MACV Recondo School was established to train Special Forces
Units in long-range recon tactics and commando operations. Graduates
of the school were capable of performing many duties including infiltrating
into enemy-controlled territory for long periods of time without
being resupplied. These highly skilled graduates were called "Recondos"
and they exemplified courage and confidence. Thirty-four years later,
the spirit of this school and its graduates is carried on in the
X-42 Recondo which proudly bears the name. The
X-42 Recondo combines SOG technology with state-of-the-art materials
for a truly extreme configuration designed to meet the many challenges
of today's world.
evolution in blade design, the X-42 Recondo features wicked grind
lines that focus power on the edge and tip of the intensely sharp
blade. The balance, feel and quickness of this knife are extraordinary.
The Recondo's glass-reinforced Zytel handle is designed to provide
maximum gripping, the ability to "index" quickly in low-light,
as well as to move fluidly from front to reverse gripping positions.
remarkable tactical advantages are combined with the most ultimate
BG-42 stainless. BG-42 stainless is the knife steel of
the future. Used for years to make high-speed ball bearings and
jet engine parts, it is exceptionally strong, corrosion resistant,
and SOG tempers it to an outstanding Rockwell Hardness of 60. Due
to its high cost, difficulty to manufacture and special cryogenic
heat treating, BG-42 had not found its way into a production knife.
We are the first production knife company to offer this incredible
steel at an affordable price.
this good should be carried in an equally good sheath. Our new Kydex
sheaths exceed all previous standards. They are military belt and
jump rated in addition to being quiet, self-draining and secure.