In terms of sharpness, edge holding and strength, the Cold Steel San Mai III Trail Master Fixed Blade Knife 16JSM will out perform "by a wide margin" of factory made knives and 99% of all hand forged knives. The broad clip point blade on this Cold Steel Fixed Knife 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 our 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 Cold Steel Trail Master San Mai III Steel Knife 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. The Cold Steel San-Mai 3 Trail Master Fixed Knife is so sharp it will cut at the slightest touch. This Knife from Cold Steel 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 Cold Steel Trail Master Knife's Kray-Ex 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.
Cold Steel 16JSM: San Mai Trail Master Fixed Blade Knife, Kraton Handle, Plain, Cordura Sheath