I`m being asked almost all the time what kind of knife do I recommend. If we are talking about knives with fixed blades, almost always the answer will be Bark River knives. This brand is among the oldest distributor of knives and their products are the finest in the market. Bark River manufactures only high quality knives at prices that are pretty affordable, and here is why I can stand behind their products.
1. Made in U.S.
All knives manufactured by Bark River are made in the U.S., in the area of Michigan. This is considered a legendary area, and is home to customer knife-makers for more a century. Manufacturing high-quality knives runs in the blood of most people in this specific region and those making such knives have a great passion for what they do.
2. High Quality
Each Bark River knife is made with pride and much attention to all details which can be seen in almost each piece. Beginning with some of the highest quality materials that include true steels like CPM M3 and 3V but also the popular A2, Bark River offers fixed blades with beautiful shapes. The band adds the user`s choice of handle types of natural materials to durable Micartas and great burl woods.
3. Heat Treat
Each knife will be heat treated to the requirements and specifications of Mike Stewart, a popular cutlery legend. Mike Stewart is used to set protocols personally for each steel that is being used and tries to get as much out of each steel any professional knife maker would do. Edge retention will meet with complexity and harshness in such a way that quite rarely is duplicated.
4. Convex Edges
These knives are predominantly used convex edges, and for a good motive. This specific edge is almost impossible to scratch at normal use and as such very few brands put so much commitment to convex the edges of their knives.
Bark River is a company that participates in social media or forums in an active way offering a unique experience to the market. What other knife business is willing to chat with its customers on a daily basis? Add specific events like the Camp-In & Grind-In and you have a business where the customers are treated as family.
6. Warranty for Life
And if we are talking about warranty, well, each knife has warranty for life without any exception. If something should happen with your knife, send it back and it will be fixed or replaced no questions asked. Because the business is U.S.-based, it will not cost you too much money in shipping to have things done. Spa services that will bring your Bark River knife back to its original status is normally available for a specific fee as well. People who have used these services have remained pleasantly surprised with the results.
Purchase any type of knife from Bark River and you`ll most likely agree – it`s among the best examples of American-made quality in the industry for outdoor activities. But remember this – as soon as you`ll purchase one, you`ll most definitely want more, a few more!