The Bark River Petty Z is a cool outdoor-kitchen knife, made by Bark River in Michigan, USA. You might not expect kitchen knives from a brand such as Bark River. However, they definitely know how to produce a top-quality kitchen knife at BRK. The Petty Z is very thin and, as a result, amazing to work with. You can tell by looking at the knife that Bark River has approached this knife from the outdoor angle. The handle already suggests that we are dealing with an outdoor manufacturer. In terms of shape and ergonomics it already closely resembles an outdoor knife. The wafer-thin convex grind blade, however, screams kitchen. As a result the Bark River will also be the perfect option in the kitchen. Whether that is at home in your kitchen, on the campsite or deep inside the woods.
The blade is made from CPM 154. A premium type of steel that is stainless and retains its sharpness well. As you might expect from Bark River is razor-sharp when it is delivered to your doorstep. The edge has a convex grind and you can maintain it 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, also in wet or cold circumstances.
Please note: the Bark River Petty Z comes without a sheath!
Bark River makes most of its knives by hand. As a result each knife is unique. Especially when you are working with natural materials a knife can differ from its pictures. The knife you receive can, therefore, be slightly different from the product photographs. The model and the type of material, however, will remain the same.