I've seen the Colts advertised in SMKW catalogs they sure look nice, but I have no ideal of the steel the chinese use in the less expensive knifes. On their better knives it seems to be OK. IMO a bowie knife makes a lousy hunting knife, to big to do anything with. I know there are those who say they can skin a squirrel with one, but not me. In my experience a good hunting knife has a 4 inch blade ( give or take a 1/2 inch ), a good point to pierce the hide, and enough belly to do the skinning. You should be able to use the same knife for slicing food, shaving wood to start the fire and the hundred other things you use a knife for. The bowie (Again IMO) is almost useless for any of those chores. In all my times in the woods I only carried a bowie one time before I retired it. A thick bladed bowie is almost useless for any camping chores other than cutting brush and even then a good hatchet or tomahawk is better. I know that doesn't answer your question about which bowie is better but there you have it.