Why buy a Trail Master? That 's simple. Because it is, in the opinion of
Cold steel, the most knife for the money ever commercially built! In
terms of sharpness, edge holding and strength, it will out perform most
knives of its size. So before you spend your hard earned bucks on one of
the competitor 's knives, take a moment to review all the advantages
offered by the Cold Steel Trail Master.
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 the competitor 's 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.
Made with SK-5 High carbon steel. SK-5 is the Japanese equivalent of
American 1080, a high carbon steel with carbon between 0.75%-0.85% and
0.60%-0.90% manganese. As quenched, it has a hardness near Rc 65 and
produces a mixture of carbon rich martensite with some small
un-dissolved carbides. The excess carbide increases abrasion resistance
and allows the steel to achieve an ideal balance of very good blade
toughness with superior edge holding ability. Due to these
characteristics, this grade of steel has been used traditionally for
making a variety of hand tools, including chisels and woodcutting saws,
and has stood the test of time and use over many years in many
Features a 9.50 in. black blade of SK-5 high carbon steel, and a 5.00
in. black Kraton handle. Comes complete with a leather sheath.