Cold Steel 16JSM Trail Master Bowie Fixed (9.5 Inch San Mai III Satin Plain Blade) Kray-Ex Handle + Cor-Ex Sheath

MANUFACTURER: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $499.99
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Why buy a Trail Master®? That's simple. Because it is, without a doubt, the most knife for the money ever commercially built! In terms of sharpness, edge holding and strength, it will out perform "by a wide margin" any factory made knife we know of and 99% of all hand forged knives as well! We know we're "going out on a limb" with that statement, but since 1987 we have challenged the industry to make a better knife and yet, to this day, we've had no takers. So before you spend your hard earned bucks on one of our competitor's knives, take a moment to review all the advantages offered by the Cold Steel® Trail Master.

Style and Construction: The broad clip point of the blade 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 Trail Master's® 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. This knife is so sharp it will cut at the slightest touch. The Trail Master® 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 Trail Master's® Kraton® 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.

VG-1 San Mai III® blade: If you want a Bowie knife that requires minimum maintenance and is practically immune to water, salt, air, or the humidity of a jungle environment, the VG-1 San Mai III® Trail Master® is for you! This Bowie will outperform any other stainless steel Bowie in the world in terms of strength and toughness. And, as an added bonus, this Trail Master® is equipped with a beautiful rolled edge, capable of easily severing 4" or more of free hanging manila rope!

The Cold Steel San Mai Trail Master features a 9 1/2" clip point blade made of VG-1 San Mai III steel, 5/16" thick, with a mirror polished finish. The deeply checkered black Kraton handle has a thick polished 300 series stainless steel oval guard and a lined lanyard hole. A Cordura sheath is included.

Cold Steel Knives - 16JSM Specifications:

  • Overall Length:
    14.50 in.
  • Blade Length:
    9.50 in.
  • Cutting Edge Length:
  • Blade Thickness:
    5/16 in.
  • Blade Width:
  • Blade Material:
    VG-1 San Mai III
  • Blade Hardness:
  • Blade Style:
    Clip Point Bowie
  • Blade Grind:
    Saber Ground
  • Blade Finish:
    Polished Satin
  • Edge Type:
  • Handle Length:
    5.00 in.
  • Handle Width:
  • Handle Thickness:
  • Handle Material:
    Kray-Ex (Kraton)
  • Handle Color:
  • Weight:
    17.50 oz.
  • Sheath:
    Cor-Ex (Cordura)
  • Knife Type:
    Fixed Blade
  • Brand:
    Cold Steel
  • Model:
    Trail Master
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Your Rating: 5
Jerry W on 04/11/2022 11:58am
I have seen countless videos on the Cold Steel Trail Master VG-1 San Mai III / Japan. I know a lot about this knife based on the videos I have seen. Well. every positive thing mentioned in all those videos are true!!! Just received mine in the mail and all I can say is Somehow Awesome seems inadequate!
Rowan on 07/29/2018 04:26am
Came Razor sharp. Keeps a great edge and stays sharp. Is a perfect working knife and does not rust!!! At 8mm thick it slices better than most kitchen knives!!! An expensive knifes but it outcast most other blades.
Russell Tompkins on 08/10/2016 02:06pm
It's a Cold Steel, what more can I say. Well it is extremely dependable with a very, very thick blade that will take any abuse you throw at it. The blade comes razor sharp. The grip is excellent. Probably the best usable bowie knife being made.
Bernard Mallin on 06/25/2015 08:49am
Bought the San Mai III blade. The craftsmanship and balance have surpassed my expectations. The edge is incredibly sharp and shaves the hair off my arm. I carry this as my last defense when hiking in Northern Idaho and Montana.
Gary on 02/11/2015 09:20pm
I have 7 Trail Masters and intend to buy at least 2 more. Why? Because they are the finest all around knives ever made. Super strong, extra fine steel, top notch design, and workmanship. Perfect for cleaning and skinning, chopping wood, self defence, and any other job you need to do. There's nothing better. When you've handled one and used it you will know why.
TheFlyrodder68 on 10/20/2014 07:37pm
I have this beast of a knife. Nice quality knife, it's awesome for chopping. Folks, make sure y'all use a lanyard when using this for chopping. Thumbs up!
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Package arrived in tact. What an awesome blade. Thanks so much for your prompt and courteous service.
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