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Comment by Brad T. on November 6, 2015 at 17:51

Shlomo ben Maved- My friend ordered a Bravo 1.25 CPM3V last night. It is gorgeous. Should have this time next week.

Comment by Brad T. on November 6, 2015 at 15:38

Terry- I have looked at a lot of different knives and I was drawn to this maker because of the materials used and some reviews I've read.

The biggest reason is because it will cost me nothing out of pocket to try out this manufacturer's product. I wasn't a big fan of Spyderco until I started getting them as gifts from this same friend/salesman. I've been carrying my PM2 or Southard ever since. That is saying a lot, since I was a diehard Benchmade fan, but that changed. Now I think BM is overpriced for the products they offer.

My opinion on the lack of a Finger guard is, a matter of preference. I will approach using this tool the same way I do any hand tool, distraction free and not to use beyond it's intended purpose. Most accidents involving sharp tools involve 1 of those 2. As a manager of a machine shop, I approach every tool knowing it's purpose and capabilities.

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on November 3, 2015 at 18:59
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

Brad,

Here's another Bark River retailer.

http://www.greatlakesurvival.com/bark-river-knives.html

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

Brad...

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

ORIGINAL KNIVES FROM ORIGINAL GUILD MEMBERS

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

RUFFIN JOHNSON

W.C.JOHNSON

BOB [SKY] HAJOVSKY

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. 

 
 
 

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