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Browning Crowell/Barker Competition Knife, Fixed 10" High Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath Included - 580

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Part Number: BR580
Manufacturer: Browning Knives
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BR580: Browning Crowell/Barker Competition Knife
This unique competition knife is a joint design effort between James Crowell and Reggie Barker, the only two men to have won an American Bladesmith Society (ABS) World Cutting Championship. Known as “The Sharpest Man in Texas,” Reggie Barker has won five cutting competitions in Washington, Arkansas and at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing Hammer-ins. He’s taken first place three times at the Spirit of Steel Show and won the 2004 and 2005 ABS World Championship Cutting Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Well known throughout the knife industry, Crowell’s flawlessly crafted knives have appeared in over 20 publications worldwide and have been regarded among the best hand-forged knives ever produced. The Browning Crowell/Barker Competition Knife includes a top-grain leather sheath and a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by both Jim Crowell and Reggie Barker. If there ever was a first-class, unique knife to collect or use, the Browning Crowell/Barker Competition is that knife.

Browning Crowell/Barker Competition Knife. 15" overall. 10" high carbon steel blade with a satin finish. Full tang. Micarta handles with lanyard. Custom made top grain leather belt sheath. Knife is approved for International Cutting Competition Tool (ICCT) events.
  • Type - Fixed blade competition
  • Blade - Heavy drop point, made from high-carbon steel with a .142 satin finish, laser-etched on one side
  • Blade Length - 10"
  • Overall Length - 15"
  • Handle - Phenolic laminate with three rivets and wrist lanyard
  • Features - Custom-made top-grain leather sheath
  • Weight - 0.3lbs
  • Country of Origin - Taiwan

UPC Code: 023614205098

Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Carbon Steel
Carbon Steel
Generally harder and will be able to take and hold a very good edge. They are susceptible to rusting and must be oiled after using them or before putting them away for an extended time.
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Richmond VA
Jun 19, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great Camp Knife - Bowie
This blade is well balanced ... not blade heavy like my CS Trailmaster. To me this doesn't effect the chopping ability in fact, to me, it is less fatiguing. Length is great for batoning wood. Love the distal tapper on the full tag. I have small hand and the squared scale a little large for my hand but not where it impedes functionally. The innovative forward lanyard work great. The steel is 1085 ... I rather have 1095 but the softer steel had advantages especial since 1095 blade have been know to break while batoning in cold weather. This blade is properly radius at tang so that should not be a problem. The blade shape closest to the original shape of Bowie's original blade. Overall for the price this gave me everything I was looking in functional and good looking bowie/camp knife
3 out of 5
Chan Siu On
Hong Kong
May 13, 2012
Pros: Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Good desgin with so so grinding
Blade design is excellent, a sturdy knife with good satin finishing. The knife don't come quite shaving sharp, but still cut through paper with no problem. The biggest problem of the knife is the consistency. I bought two same knife with quite different balance and edge geometry. The thickness of the tip and tang is noticeable different. The whole blade is slightly bend to the left, not impressive! cos I don't see this problem for other factory knives. Bending of the blade affect sharpening. Dislike!
5 out of 5
Michael J P
Goose Creek, SC
Aug 31, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
A Great Bowie
This is an extremely sharp and stout knife. I have had one for some time, and it and the sheath could not be better.
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