No matter the reason for which you want to buy a knife, either for hunting or survival, the Bravo-1 knife from Bark River is a great choice. This knife is considered by most people the best knife manufactured by this brand, and this is mostly because it can do a little bit from any task you could imagine.
The Bravo-1 knife highlights great quality details if we had to put the overall conclusion into a few words, but better yet, let`s get into the details a bit.
The Bravo-1`s Sheath
First of all, the knife usually comes with a sheath made from good quality leather that has a light brown color and a firesteel loop. But you also have the option of using a Kydex sheath, which first appeared before 2010 and still available today. This sheath can be changed from left to right hand carry, but also inverted or upright carry. Most knife users like this sheath better because it doesn`t hold water and it doesn`t keep moisture next to the knife`s blade. This is a really well-thought out sheath, really functional with kind of strong feel. Once you put the knife in this sheath, the knife won`t come out unless you want it no matter what you do with the sheath. It`s not elastic, but it can be adjusted according to the user`s desires.
Main Features of the Bravo-1 Knife
This knife comes with a lot of variations, depending on what you enjoy the most on your knife. The Bravo-1 comes with a CPM 3V or an A-2 steel blade that has 4.250 inches in length and has a blade thickness of 0.217 inches. The blades that are made from CPM 3V steel have more toughness than the ones made from the A-2 steel, and they don`t have to be Babied when used because of their Vanadium content. With a fast wipe down when you finish your task, you`ll be good to go. For most purposes or intents, the CPM 3V steel seems to be the ideal choice of steel.
Unlike other Bark River knives, the Bravo-1 knife has been developed with the assistance of the Force Recon Division of the United States Marine Corps. What they did is purchased many knives on the market and tested them all without letting know any of the manufacturers.
The overall length of 9.065 inches and its weight of just 7.575 ounces puts the Bravo-1 in the medium sized category of knives. The balance of the Bravo-1 knife it`s one the first finger. To achieve this balance, the tang was skeletonized so the weight can be put evenly over the position of the first finger.
The price of this knife varies depending on the features it includes, but in general you can find it at over $200. For what the Bark River Bravo-1 knife can offer and do, the price is a steal. No matter your reason for buying it, either hunting or survival purposes, this knife will certainly not let you down.