Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
What a Great Chopper !!
This is definitely not a combat thing, it can be classified as a camping or a survival knife. An extremely thick and massive blade makes it chop like an axe. I own a Modeco Expert tool, it has an axe on one side and a hammer on the opposite. This thing is made to break thought metal doors being stuck, it weights 590 grams. Trail Master weights 496.116 grams, think about it. On the factory-made knife market the Trail Master has only one real competitor -- a Fallkniven A2 bowie. These both are great knives to have. What I like about Trail Master is it’s edge-holding, balance and classic blade shape. The primal edge is easy to sharpen with pocket tool, you can also save it, making hard chops with shadow-edge. It is a right edge for chopping wood. Not that sharp, but almost impossible to damage. Handle is nice, long, knife doesn’t slip away. Guard is pretty useless, I think they putted it for balance, because blade is overly heavy. Cordura stealth looks durable and practical, however I haven’t use it long enough to judge. Kydex might be a much better material. This knife is so large and so sharp, I’m afraid if it could break through the cordura stealth. Anyway five stars. If you need a knife to rely on, you go for the Trail Master and never be disappointed.