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Comment by Terry Waldele on November 3, 2015 at 16:32

Brad, I'm curious why you're considering Bark River knives.  I don't know much about them and would like to hear what you and other members of this forum think of their quality vs. price.  None of the Bark River knives I've seen online have finger guards on them, which IMO is an indispensable feature of every fixed blade outdoor knife except maybe a neck knife or Cold Steel's Bushman knives.  What is it about Bark River's knives that appeals to you?

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on November 3, 2015 at 13:54


Here's another Bark River retailer.


They offer free blade options, such as removing the ramp (field version), standard, swedge grind, spear point, and drop point blade configurations.

Comment by Clint Thompson on November 3, 2015 at 10:31


I would say what a nice guy. Here at this site are deeply discounter Bark River knives: http://www.dlttrading.com/bark-river-overstocks-discounted-knives

Comment by Brad T. on November 3, 2015 at 10:17

My steel salesman has asked that I pick out another knife. He has to use his "expense cash" before they take it. He asked that I not pick a custom knife since we are still waiting for the Medford knife he ordered for me last Christmas. I was looking at some Bark River knives last night, but was undecided.  I have a $400 limit, ideas?

Comment by Alexander Noot on October 29, 2015 at 4:30

Hey Aubrey, Are you talking about your profile pic?

Those are some very good makers. But the picture is so small that it's almost impossible to see the knives. I'd love for you to post that picture here in the full size.

Comment by Aubrey Thompson on October 28, 2015 at 21:12






Comment by Michael Squier on October 23, 2015 at 7:13

it really bugs me when someone uses the wrong tool to do a job, like a knife as a pry bar, and yet I find myself doing it too. if we could only carry our whole tool box with us at all times this would never happen. 

Comment by Alexander Noot on October 23, 2015 at 1:54

I don't think there are many steels/set up that would endure 30-40 degree bends at rockwell 64. Maybe CPM3V might hold up at rockwell 61. But in general you REALLY don't want to be using anything over rockwell 56 for pry duty.

There's exceptions offcourse. Like the really thick 1/4" knives. But in general they compromise on their cutting ability.

Comment by Clint Thompson on October 22, 2015 at 9:23

Ms Data....

Contact Buck and see if they will not repair the damage. I know most of the knife companies do.

Gerber fixed an Auto Stryker for me. I bought this knife in the 2,000 year old market in As Sulaymaniyah Kurdistan/Iraq. The blade tip was broke off and someone did a very bad job of filing the blade to a point. The U.S. Army (by unit) issued these knives to their men. It was a logistic Sgt. who ordered them and then issued them out. After I returned home I gave this knife to my Son.

If you have a problem with Buck, message me and I will see what I can do.

Comment by Ms Data on October 22, 2015 at 1:35

Interesting story because I was just using one of my Buck fixed blades for prying just the other day.  When I was done I looked at my beautiful Buck 120 with a Stag handle and told myself I had just done something very, very, very stupid.  I don't think I will ever do that again unless it's for survival or for an emergency.


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