The Bark River Bravo Rope Recon Field knife is a large and robust fixed knife, designed in cooperation with Dan Tope. The handle was designed by Mike Stewart, founder of Bark River Knives, the blade was a carte blanche for knife maker Dan Tope. The result is a robust outdoor knife with a harpoon-point blade. It is so large and ergonomic you can use it for light chopping tasks. At the same time it is so agile and practical you can also use it for the finer tasks.
The blade is made from CPM 3CV-steel. A tool steel that is known for its exceptional strength. As such it won't break and will retain its sharpness well. You do, however, need to be careful with moisture and acids: CPM 3V is not completely stainless. So clean it after use and occasionally add a drop of oil to keep this knife in great shape. The edge has been enhanced with a convex grind which you can maintain by stropping it.
The handle is made from canvas micarta. A strong and light-weight material, made from linen and synthetic resin. Feels comfortable in hand, even in wet or cold circumstances.
The Bark River Bravo Tope Recon Field Knife comes with a solid leather sheath. It offers many carrying options. Vertical on your belt, horizontally, for both left and right-handed users. There is also a loop for a firesteel.
Bark River makes all of its knives almost completely by hand. As such each knife is unique. Especially when working with natural materials a knife can differ from the photographs. The knife you receive can therefore be subtly different from the product photos. The model and type of material, however, will always be the same.