In almost every respect, the Recon Scout is simply a 7 1/2 inch Trail Master Bowie. It offers the same steel, heat treatment, blade thickness, blade shape, and handle. Unlike other combat knives, the Recon Scout’s broad clip point is highly resistant to bending or breaking. It’s ideal for long range cutting and slashing. Additionally, the blade is equipped with a slightly concave false edge that measures approximately 3 1/2" long. Like the Trail Master, the Recon Scout has a slight curve along the entire length of the blade. This curve allows the blade to be used in a draw cut as well as a chopping stroke. Plus, the extra curve near the tip provides plenty of “belly" for emergency field dressing and skinning. The Recon Scout comes complete with a tough Secure-Ex sheath.