no your right, the srk has a much steeper grind, but for a purpose, to make the edge stronger. the srk is designed to take alot of abuse, not necessarily be the sharpest. the master hunter on the other hand is designed to be sharp as h*ll, which is why its flat ground, the edge wont be as strong, but you're right, it could probably skin a rhino...both are terrific knives, just built for different purposes.Carbon V SRK puts dings in a SK5 Recon Scout. SK5 does Not put dings in the Carbon V. My SRK has the old grind geometry. It is very steep. It is kind of useless, but I'm getting a belt sander and intend to lay it back. The steel is a bear to sharpen. I hacked on some barbed wire and I eventually hit the same spot enough were it cut it. After cutting several areas along the barb wire, there were some small dings in the edge, BUT very small damage. Very hard steel.
If yours has the newer grind and kydex sheath you have a heck of a bargain.:thumb:
I've been try to get a Carbon V Master Hunter on e-bay, but so is everyone. I believe that is the one to have. Flat grind 4inch carbon v.
Supposedly, a SK5 knife will take more abuse; Recon Scout or Trailmaster would be better with SK5. The SRK is shorter, so it will have less leverage and stress, and should hold up fine.
I imagine the the Master Hunter could skin concrete off rebar.
But what do I know? Some one please inform me if I'm wrong so I don't strain myself to get a CV MH.