I'm interested in picking up one of the discontinued Cold Steel Recon 1 folders. I don't like the the handle on the new 2010 models and suspect that the lack of steel liners means it's weaker than the previous version. I've seen what seem to be several variations on the previous model (the one with the steel liners and five bolts). It looks like the blade shape on the Tanto changed slightly at one point and I've picked up from some bboards that they have used at least 3 different steels - 440A, AUS-8A and VG-1. I also think there were some made in Japan and some made in Taiwan. Can anyone provide, if not a definitive history, then at least a solid summary of the differences in the earlier Cold Steel Recon 1 folders? If able, I'd really like a chronology on when the changes occurred and how one can identify which variants are which. I'd also like to hear a few opinions on which variant you think is best and why. Unless there is an obsessive Recon 1 collector out there with one of everything, I think this might be a group project.