Monday, January 9, 2017

Bark River Knife and Tool Bravo 1 LT in 3V Overview

There are a ton of very good fixed blades out there right now.  KaBar and ESEE make good stuff in the middle of the market, Schrade is positively dominating the low end of the price spectrum, and, as it has been for years now, Bark River has crushed the competition at the high end.  Simply put there is no production company that makes as many and as nice a knives as Bark River.  And the quintessential Bark River is the Bravo 1.  Drop in the awesome 3V steel and given it the thinner LT grind and you have a great blade.  This is the third and final piece of the high end fixed blade shoot out that has been in the works for over a year.  Here you go with a quick video:

The review comes at the end of the week. And then, soon, I should have the shoot out ready to go. This time of year, writing previews for AllOutdoor and timing them to comply with manufacturer's release dates gives me a lot of work. That and, well my regular job and two boys under 6. Busy, busy, busy. But fun.


  1. Tony, you really need to check out an LT Wright knife. They are just as good as Bark River and a bit less money too!

  2. I have a bark river with natural canvas micarta handles and they're a bit brighter/more yellow than your natural linen micarta.

    Totally agreed on the sheath, its no good. Their other more pouch style sheaths are way better in actual use, though for me kydex is still king.

  3. Thanks for all your hard work, Tony!
    I have a micro Canadian that I enjoy a lot.