Bark River Knives: Bravo Necker
The Bravo Necker is more than a neck knife -- it's a system. And as well as Bark River did making this necker, it isn’t finished until you make it your own.
The Bravo Necker is crafted of tough, fine-grained 12C27 stainless steel and, as you’d expect from Bark River, convex-ground. The knife is electrostatically powder-coated before it is ground. The blade itself is polished bare and satin-finished, increasing its cutting efficiency by 50% over similar knives’ coated blades.
The standard Bravo Necker package includes a black Kydex sheath which captures the knife securely with a positive “click,” making it ideal for inverted neck carry.
As it is, the basic Bark River Bravo Necker is a complete and capable knife (and a great value). It’s also a solid platform which you can customize to suit your idea of what a neck knife should be.
If you prefer a more traditional handle over the standard skeletonized tang, the Bravo Necker offers the option of adding one or more handle sets to your personal neck-knife system. These interchangeable handles -- a Bark River first -- are precision-machined, front and back, to mate with the tang and are held in place with screw sets. An integral storage compartment between the slabs can hold small survival necessities like tinder, fish hooks, etc.
Speaking of necessities, the Bravo Necker system also includes “misch metal” firesteels. Misch metal is a rare-earth alloy which, when scraped quickly, produces fireballs of molten metal that last longer than the fleeting sparks produced by ordinary firesteels. These optional firesteels fit snugly into a channel designed into the Bravo Necker’s standard Kydex sheath, as well as the firesteel loop provided on the optional leather sheath.
That’s right -- for those who prefer leather to plastic, the Bravo Necker system also includes an optional KSF leather sheath. This innovative design holds the Bravo Necker firmly -- whether worn as a neck rig or on the belt -- and yet delivers the knife into your hand with just a flick of your thumb.
With all of these choices -- powder-coat colors, handle sets, sheaths and firesteels -- your Bark River Bravo Necker can be whatever you want it to be. So now that the secret’s out, it’s time to put together a Bravo Necker system that works for you!
- Length, overall: 6.25 inches
- Length, cutting edge: 2.5 inches
- Blade steel: 12C27 stainless steel @ 58RC
- Blade thickness: 0.130 inch
- Grind: Full convex
- Weight: 1.5 ounces (knife only)
- Finish: Electrostatic powder coat (except the blade); five colors available
- Handle: Skeletonized tang; optional interchangeable handle slabs with integral storage
- Sheath: Kydex with firesteel holder; optional Sharpshooter leather sheath available
- Options: Interchangeable handle sets with integral storage; Sharpshooter leather sheath; misch-metal firesteels
History of when this model was made:
- 2009 - November, 500 made - Gallery
You can shop for this knife at www.KnivesShipFree.com