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Style# 51054

Scout™ Tanto

Average rating of 97%

Regular Price: $52.99

Special Price $39.99

Purpose Built

A full sized tactical or utility knife that excels in multiple roles, the 5.11® Scout™ Tanto provides an ergonomic shape, a finger choil, and top spine jimping for enhanced user control. Designed in partnership with Blade-Tech® and world renowned blade expert Mike Vellekamp, the Scout™ Tanto knife features a 3.5” long, 4mm thick AUS 8 steel Tanto blade and a black oxide coating on all hardware to eliminate glint. A Blade-Tech® V-hole provides quick and reliable action, G-10 scale panels provide a secure and confident grip with or without gloves, and a heat-treated stainless steel liner lock offers maximum tensile strength. Includes a reversible clip for multiple carry options and a Torx wrench for upgrades or modifications.



  • Quick and reliable Tanto knife
  • Finger choil and spine jimping
  • G-10 grip scales
  • V-hole ensures quick and reliable action
  • No-glint black oxide coating
  • Lanyard hole
  • Reversible clip for multiple carry options



  • Mike Vellekamp/Blade-Tech® design
  • AUS 8 steel
  • 3.5” long, 4mm thick Tanto blade
  • 4.75” closed, 8.25” open
  • Includes Torx wrench for modifications
  • Imported


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 6 reviews)

97 %



From Scott


I like this knife because of it slim footprint - fits well in my Stryke Pants and the back pocket of my Wranglers. Use it on a daily basis and have not had to sharpen it, even after 6 years!

Best knife I have ever owned!


From J.M. the Explorer

from Sierra Nevadas

The 5.11 Scout Tanto is the best knife I have ever owned! There is absolutely no movement between the blade and the handle. It is rock solid. The blade opens lightning fast and the liner lock is very strong. The only thing I would like to see would be a glass breaker tip. Other than that, this is a great knife!

This knife is the definition of sharp...


From Patrick

from Phoenix AZ

When I first handled the knife I thought it was a bit large in the pocket, however after a break in period the 5.11 replaced my Gerber EDK (every day knife).

Great Knife


From Scott Daniel

from Tennessee

After searching for the perfect knife and going through several knives I have finally found one that I truly enjoy carrying and that will hold up to daily use and abuse. This knife was a great purchase and I would suggest it to anyone. It came sharp right out of the box. It is very stylish and durable as well as it has a comfortable grip.

Best i ever had


From Eddie Zero

from Brentwood, CA

Best knife I have ever owned I own about 40 knives and prefer this one over all of them I highly recomend it to anyone and will soon be buying the alpha version for my gf. Love this knife!! works as had as i do and kept its edge longer than any other a few strokes from my sharpening stone and it was at a razors edge yet again.

Great knife


From Andrew Danger

from Oklahoma City, OK

I use this knife daily on duty as a PO. It was given to me at a gang conference and couldn't be happier with it. I used a Police Spyderco for years before I broke the tip of the blade. This knife has held up almost as well. The blade has stayed sharp, but I did lose one of the screws that holds the clip on.

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