Retaining the same platform as the original Cold Steel Master Hunter, this model takes performance to even greater heights with an incredible, high performance Crucible CPM-3V steel blade that sports a stonewashed finish. The continuously curved drop point blade has a full flat grind and a crazy sharp cutting edge to tackle any chore with the utmost ease. Safety in hand is a top priority and the 3V Master Hunter delivers with a checkered, shock absorbent Kray-Ex rubber handle, which retains its grippy nature in even the harshest environments. The Master Hunter comes with Cold Steel's Secure-Ex sheath and will accommodate just about any belt, pack or rig.
23 July, 2022 So, I've been waiting around 2 years or so for the 3V version of the Master Hunter to be available again. And it finally has returned! As a huge fan of the SRK line (I own the SK5 SRK, 3V SRK, and SRK-C) in no small part because of the near-perfect Kray-Ex handles and very good Secure-Ex sheaths, I knew Master Hunter would be just about ideal for me as its blade is a little shorter than even the SRK-C, has a full-flat grind, slightly wider blade than even the full-size SRK, and more-pronounced belly, and a handle identical in size and shape to the full-size SRK. Master Hunter has literally exactly everything I not only need but even everything that I want! Except that chipping-prone San Mai is for me a deal-breaker horrible metal choice. So I've waited. And waited. And waiiiteddd... for the 3V version... Was it worth the wait? Well, I dunno. Cuz in those 2 years of waiting I've spent a few thousand dollars on a bunch of knives trying to find a suitable substitute. Meh, no joy. My initial expectation was right; the 3V Master Hunter is easily my favorite fixed knife now. I will note that it's not a perfect product though. The secondary bevel (cutting edge) was ground pretty sloppily. It's super-sharp thanks to a steep grind angle that can't be greater than 17?, maybe even 15?-ish(?). But it's visibly uneven and begs correction by skilled honing hands and/or sharpening jig. Also, the knife doesn't click into the sheath the way I'm accustomed to Secure-Ex sheaths clicking. It's a very snug and secure hold; no wiggle or rattle AT ALL, and I really appreciate that though, for sure! The nose also gets pinched by the sheath just below the spine for about 2 inches so you'll see that scuff (by plastic) line on the blade. It's really very minor and more "scuffs" the oil away from that specific spot on the blade than actually affecting the metal. Over time I'm sure it will scuff off the coating/texture right in that spot though. To me, this is simply a complete non-issue, and probably the cost (I'd gladly pay) to have an extremely secure and 100% silent sheath hold. Pretty minor stuff, but I'm just being complete... Oh yeah, it's not made in Italy as it's described. It's made in Taiwan. I don't know if that matters to you. Doesn't to me, but everyone's different. Just wanted to correct the record that as of today, these are Taiwanese, not Italian.
i bought this as a gift for my father and it is one of the few hunting knives he actually likes. i like is so much i will probably buy one for me. it has a good sheath, a grippy handle, and cpm-3v. the new version without the dlc coating is a nice change. the only downside is that my knife had a handle that was a little to big for the sheath. i sent a few pics to bladehq customer support and they sent me a retun label to send it back for replacement. 5 stars for bladehq and 3 stars for cold steel. without this handle issue this is a 5 star knife. just remember to keep it dry and put a little oil on it.
Really like the coating and new pitch or sweep to tip of blade. Handle design is highly functional and super grippy. Made a small nick in blade but it easily honed out to a razor sharp edge. Sharpest edge I have ever owned straight from the box. Price here was the best for Canadian market. Thank you guys. 5stars