Product DescriptionCold Steel Trail Master Bowie, VG-1 San Mai III Steel, Cordura Sheath
The Cold Steel Trail Master, The broad clip point of the blade is extremely resistant to bending or breaking. This is largely due to the fact that the tip is actually thicker near the point than what is seen on other knives. This, however, does not mean that the point is dull or blunt. On the contrary, the point is almost needle sharp and offers tremendous penetration. Plus, the blade-back is equipped with a slightly concave false edge that measures approximately three and a half inches long. Every Trail Master's edge has been honed by hand, then given a high speed buff until it is truly razor sharp and capable of easily shaving the hair off one's arm. This knife is so sharp it will cut at the slightest touch. The Trail Master balances approximately 3/4" in front of the guard for a slightly blade-heavy feel that is ideal for delivering heavy chopping and slashing strokes. The Trail Master's Kraton handle is 5" long and deeply checkered for a non-slip, shock absorbing grip. What's more, its contoured cross section helps prevent the knife from shifting or turning in the hand when striking full power blows. The double guard is very study and rigidly fixed into place. It is long enough to keep fingers off the blade, yet short enough to avoid being tangled in clothing or equipment when the Trail Master is drawn.
VG-1 San Mai III
If you want a Bowie knife that requires minimum maintenance and is practically immune to water, salt, air, or the humidity of a jungle environment, the VG-1 San Mai III Trail Master is for you! This Bowie will outperform any other stainless steel Bowie in the world in terms of strength and toughness. And, as an added bonus, this Trail Master is equipped with a beautiful rolled edge, capable of easily severing 4" or more of free hanging manila rope!Specifications
- Blade Length: 9 1/2 in.
- Blade Thickness:5/16 in.
- Blade Steel: VG-1 San Mai III
- Overall Length: 14 1/2 in.
- Handle Material: Kraton
- Sheath: Cordura
- Weight: 17.5 oz.
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I bought the Cold Steel Trailmaster in San Mai 3, and also the Fallkniven Thor NL1. Both are made by Hatori in Seki, Japan, both are laminated steel; VG1 and VG10 for the NL1. I really can see no discernable difference between the two. Both are exquisitly done by Hatori; razor sharp, grind lines are perfect, and lamination lines are also right on. I can highly recomend both knives; but the Cold Steel is 1/2 the price for virtually the same knife. Must have something to do with price of VG1 vs. VG10 for the core; and the handling of going to Sweden and then around the world rather than straight from Japan to us. Buy the Trailmaster and you will not be disappointed,. Neither will the NL1 disappoint you , but at twice the price !