fixin to buy a bark river knife

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  1. hammerkill

    hammerkill Allegheny General

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    $154.45 everything I read, these are top of the line knives. Any experience with these knives? do you think these are worth the price?
     
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    1. Yes, they are worth the price.
    2. Your difficulty will be in choosing the model. The company has a basic pattern and has many models because of options in blade length, handle material, design differences.
     
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  3. Out West

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    I own a couple. First rate quality, Stout and SHARP.
     
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    I`ve never owned one, but have checked them out before at local knife shows. Top notch quality!
     
  5. hammerkill

    hammerkill Allegheny General

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    Bought it. should get it next monday. will give a review. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  6. jstrange

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    They appear to be nice knives. The only knock on them is that I have read that the owner is difficult to deal with and that they had an incident a few years back where they may have mislabeled the steel used in a model. Blade Forums is a good place to seek out related info.

    Since you already purchased I will say that I’m sure you’ll be pleased. I haven’t seen that model before. How long is the blade.
     
  7. Mountain10mm

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    I have one. It's A2 steel and about 12" long. The steel is fine for it's intended work-horse use. A2 is a high carbon tool steel and will rust, just FYI. I like the belly on the blade, but the grind line is radiused and not well defined. Fit is tight, and feel is good for a woods/chopper, though any small hatchet does a better job of chopping. I bought it as an all around field knife, and all around it is. It's not really good at anything, but can handle most anything to some degree. The sheath is not my style and not ambidextrous which I despise on a knife of this size. I keep thinking I'm going to make my own kydex sheath...hasn't happened yet. The sheath should accommodate lashing to a pack, being placed anywhere on a belt, and be overall versatile. Overall, I'd give it an A grade for function as a all-around filed knife, but workmanship and the sheath is C grade.

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    Yes, BRK is a good value.
     
  9. hammerkill

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    Blade: 5.875"
     
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    I have a bravo 1.5 lt 3v it's very nice if you are buying through dlt I would recommend the leather treatment for the sheath. Also they have to be sharpened with a leather strop.
     
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    hammerkill Allegheny General

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    Just got it. They didn't clown around making this. This is a stout knife.
     
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    Yep, figure around $150 for a good knife like that is what you're going to pay...
     
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    I think there very nicely made .
    I am constantly stopping myself from ordering more barkriver's.
    Next one for me will probably be golock or a larger bravo with a drop point option.

    Enjoy your new knife.
     
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    Don't say we didn't tell you!:cheers: