***UPDATED – Check out my *REVISITED* video on this knife! *** When it comes to survival and bushcraft capabilities, my favorite knife to employ is the Cold Steel Trail Master in SK-5. It is heavy, but not unwieldy, and very well balanced. The bowie design is modified to keep the tip strong for prying and digging, and allows for solid batoning. The incredible 5/16″ thickness makes this the superlative knife for splitting, as it functions like a chisel. The kraton handle allows for positive grip in all conditions, and will insulate your hand from shock and cold. The only modifications I would make to the knife are to remove the top half of the hilt, and to apply some jimping to the spine of the blade. But other than that, this is really an exceptional wilderness survival blade in all respects. All that and a very economical price. 9/10
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