- Jan 14, 2010
Correct, the leather sheath was 98-03. Probably the most desired sheath as well. Got lucky on this one! Hard to see though, is the coating bubbling or something up towards the tip or is it just the photo?Nice! Basically just a shorter version of the Trail Master. With the leather sheath, that dates it to somewhere around 1998-2003. Can check out the TM History sticky for more info...the RS is covered too, at the end.
I've got two brand new Carbon V tantos, but no boxes. I've also got one of the $40 tantos, too. I wondered what the differences were, and this thread has been a great help. Thanks!
I'm sure there are others out there too. If they were so good, why did Cold Steel stop making them? I know the folks who made the steel went or of business, but couldn't other steel manufacturers have stepped up? What's the story?