The very popular L. T. Wright Handcrafted Knives Forest Trail knife is a premium knife designed for discriminating users who demand the finest. The Forest Trail has been on the market for some time now and raving reviews continue to come in from satisfied users.
The Forest Trail is a collaboration effort between theknifeconnection.net and L. T. Wright Handcrafted Knives and it is offered exclusively by theknifeconnection.net. Each knife and the matching Kydex sheath are hand made in Ohio using the finest materials with careful attention given to each one during the building process.
Dale, The Knife Connection's owner, had a goal to produce a heavy duty, medium-sized knife for bushcraft needs such as batoning, shelter building, small delimbing tasks etc. He also wanted this knife to be versatile enough for general field use such as large game field dressing, carcass break-down, and skinning. To that end, the blade features a long narrow point that is near the centerline of the knife. This is great for drilling tasks, and for more delicate work, but the blade also has enough belly for tasks such as slicing and skinning.
One of the major design goals was to have one of the most comfortable and versatile handles on the market. We believe that we have achieved this goal. The handle design provides for a firm, comfortable grip, in a variety of hold positions.
The included Kydex sheath has been designed to hold the knife securely and it also features L. T. Wright Handcrafted Knives' slide lock tension system that allows you to adjust how tight the knife is retained. The leather drop-loop back includes a firesteel loop. The Kydex sheath is reversible for left or right-hand carry.
Whether you are breaking a moose carcass down in the Northwest Territories, building a survival shelter in the Blue Ridge Mountains or cutting netting on a military mission, the dependable Forest Trail knife will get the job done quickly, comfortably and efficiently.
About A2 Carbon Steel
AISI A2 is a carbon steel with the addition of 5% chromium and 1.1% molybdenum, allowing it to quench in still air (A for Air.) While stainless amounts of chromium (12% or more) make tool steel gummy and hard to sharpen, the modest amount of chromium in A2 improves its toughness and abrasion resistance, but imparts only a slight measure of corrosion resistance (like high carbon steel, it will rust and appropriate preventative care must be taken.) During heat treatment the chromium addition combines with some of the carbon in the alloy to form chromium carbides: tough, hard particles dispersed through the steel. These carbides are the primary contributors to A2's celebrated edge retention. A2 is one of the steels that responds well to cryogenic treatment. This extreme cold treatment (-320 degrees F) essentially finishes the original quench, increasing the Steel's toughness without any decrease in hardness. You get increased wear resistance without any increase in brittleness so a cryogenically treated blade will hold its edge longer. You can keep working instead of sharpening. A2 is a great steel that offers a real improvement in edge retention over some of the simpler carbon steels.