We will be doing our annual inventory starting July 1st and ending on July 7th, 2015.
During this time we will NOT be shipping out any orders or processing any returns. Our showroom will be closed Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.
Our Customer Service Department will be closed until Monday, July 8th, 2015.
Orders placed after 12:00 PM (PST) on June 30th, 2015 WILL NOT SHIP until the 8th of July.
We will take phone orders July 1st – 6th but they will not ship until after physical inventory is completed on July 7th.

Fake vs Real Trail Master®

Counterfeit Trail Master

This was purchased by a customer on Ebay. It was advertised as being made of Carbon V, however it resembled a San Mai III Trail Master (shown in the picture above). Genuine Carbon V blades came with black epoxy powder coating (shown in the lower left), or with a fine grain polish and a brass guard and grommet (shown in the lower right).

The most glaring indication that this was a fake was the way the blade fit into the guard. If you look at the picture on the left you can see that the genuine Cold Steel knife has a flush fit with the guard, while the fake version has visible gaps.

Counterfeit Trail Master