- Oct 7, 2006
This is not an argument that has rusted but about everything else there is a Russian proverb: there is no comrade for the taste and color.Oh puhlease.
I remember seeing ads like that and then buying my Carbon V Trailmaster many many years ago. Had a custom sheath made and took it with me on a whitewater wilderness trip to the Nahanni River in the North West Territories. Lots of very positive things about that knife, and very fast, tough and well balanced, but for heavy work that Kraton handle is brutal and if you are stuck in a kayak or canoe for many hours and can't clean the knife it will rust and even pit in record time.
Don't get me wrong, I still love the knife like I love all my children, I mean knives, but this is nowhere near "the best Bowie of the 20th century".
The CV Laredo Bowie has a cable tang (the SM Laredo has the cable replaced with a solid rod). Trail Master is considered hidden tang I guess:Good stuff. “We challenge anyone to beat us at marketing!” . Aren’t these made with a cable tang?
I appreciate that they consider sharpness and cutting ability an attribute of a finished knife. Can’t say the same for a lot of makers.