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Bark River Knives
Made in Escanaba, Michigan

The Bark River Knives is a family-owned business locate in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Their goal is to produce the finest semi-production cutting tools available on the market. Bark River Knives are aimed for use by those who need real performance in the field. They use a blend of traditional and contemporary designs and styles. Manufacturing methods are also a blend of modern and traditional to gain needed tolerances while maintaining the subtle features that have produced exemplary cutting implements for centuries.

Bark River uses A-2 Tool steel in many if its knives. A-2 differs from other high carbon steels because of the addition of significant amounts of chromium and molybdenum. A-2 has a favorable reputation among woodworkers for its superior edge holding properties. Owner, Mike Stewart, has found over his many years making knives that this steel offers the best in edge-holding and ease of sharpening qualities using their proprietary heat treatment, and convex blade grinds. The heat treat applied to a Bark River knife is complex and time-consuming, involving two different metallurgical companies.

Your Bark River knife is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for life. If you have any problem with it, just return it to Bark River Knives and they will repair or replace it.

Bark River knives come in many handle colors and made from Micarta, G-10, Sambar Stag, and variety of woods.

Bark River Graso Bolo II

The Bark River Grasso Bolo II packs an incredible punch in a medium/large sized chopper. Measuring 14.875" overall with a 9" blade made of tough 5160 spring steel and a serious weight forward design, this blade will destroy obstacles such as brush, thickets, and even smaller trees!

Not only mean and ready for business, the Grasso Bolo II has sleek, sexy lines on it's big frame. When you think about this knife imagine defensive lineman toughness with all-pro quarterback style and grace.

Whether clearing brush in the hill country of Texas or chopping down tag alders in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, the Grasso Bolo II will chop anything that gets in it's way. If you need a tough blade for tough jobs, then look no further. Proudly made in Escanaba, Michigan by Bark River Knife and Tool. Includes a unique cross draw leather carry sheath.

Grasso Bolo II Specs:
Overall length: 14.675 inches
Blade Length: 9.25 inches
Blade Thickness: .217 inches
Blade Steel: 5160 Spring Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-59rc
Weight: 20 ounces

Made in Michigan

Grasso Bolo leather sheath

Grasso Bolo sheath in use.

Bark River Bravo 1.5

The Bark River Knives Bravo-1.5 is a new and heavily requested version of the Bravo-1. The blade has been lengthened to 5.8 inches long with no other real changes to the original knife. The longer blade really does add a new dimension to the usefulness of the knives of this series. The Added Forward Balance is very comfortable in use and does not impair the knife from accomplishing all of the tasks that the original Bravo-1 does so well.

The sheath is a lengthened version of the new Bravo-1 Standard Leather Sheath and has solid Rivet Reinforcement at the mouth. The sheath was made by Great Lakes Leather Works in Gladstone, Michigan.

Available now in CPM 3V and CPM S35VN steels. The A2 version will be available latter.

Bravo 1.5 CPM S35VN Specs:
Overall length: 11 inches
Blade Length: 5.8 inches
Blade Thickness: .217 inches
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-60rc
Weight: 9.8 ounces

Bravo 1.5 CPM 3V Specs:
Overall length: 11 inches
Blade Length: 5.8 inches
Blade Thickness: .217 inches
Blade Steel: CPM 3V
Blade Hardness: 58-60rc
Weight: 9.75 ounces

Made in Michigan

Bravo 1.5 Standard Leather Sheath

The S35VN version all have a Lanyard Loop.

Bark River Bravo Series of Knives

Bark River Pocket Bravo

The New Bark River Pocket Bravo is the smallest of the Bravo series. This new knife has been designed to do the small tasks that are not easily done with a larger knife and is meant to be easily carried in the pocket or Mini-Field kit. It is a scaled down version of the Bravo Necker and fits in the palm of your hand. The 154CM steel is tempered to 60-61 rc for added edge holding. This knife can be used as a compact EDC or an out of site hiking or field knife. It would also work well for small game chores or put in your shooting box for trips to the range. The Pocket Bravo lives up to it's name in every way. A small knife that will tackle large tacks when needed.

Handle sets are included.

Overall Length: 4.9 Inches
Blade Length: 2.250 Inches
Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel
Hardness: 60-61rc
Blade Thickness: .130 Inch
Weight 1.375 Ounces

So small it fits in the palm of your hand!

Bravo Necker(top) and Pocket Bravo (bottom)

Bark River Bravo-1

The Bark River Bravo-1 knife was developed with the assistance of the U.S. Marine Corp Force Recon Training Unit. These folks bought a large number of knives on the commercial market and tested them without saying anything to any of the makers.

The Bark River Gameskeeper came out on top. It fit their requirements of a "Real Time General Purpose Survival/Bushcraft Knife". Bark River was contacted by them and asked to make a knife based on the Gameskeeper with a few changes. The Bravo-1 is the result of their input.

All 2011 Bravo-1’s come with the new Standard Leather Sheath.

Overall Length: 9.065 Inches
Blade Length: 4.250 Inches
Blade Steel: A-2 @ 59 rc
Blade Thickness: .215 Inch
Weight: 7.375 Ounces

Custom Rampless Bravo-1 Field Knife
(Antique Ivory Micarta Handles)

New 2012 Standard Leather Sheath
(Included with each Bravo-1)

Bravo Necker in CPM 3V Steel

The Bark River Bravo Neckers are available in three colors Black, Green and Satin finish. The same optional handle sets that fit the original Bravo Necker and Necker II will fit the new 3V Necker.

Overall Length: 6.250 Inches
Cutting Edge Length: 2.5 Inches
Blade Steel: CPM3V @ 60rc
Blade Thickness: .130 Inch
Weight: 1.5 Ounces
Weight with Handles Installed: 2.375 Ounces
Finish: Electrostatic Powder Coat (Except for the blade or the overall satin finished version)

Bravo Necker 2

The Bark River Bravo Necker 2 blade is 1 inch longer than the original Bravo Necker. The optional handle scales are interchangeable between the Bravo Necker and the Bravo Necker 2. The blades are Electrostatic Powder Coated and come in Black, Green, Tan, Red, and Orange.

The optional handle sets are sold separately.

Overall Length: 7 Inches
Blade Length: 3.5 Inches
Blade Steel: 12C27 Stainless Steel
Hardness: 58rc
Blade Thickness: .125 Inch
Weight 1.775 Ounces
Weight with Handles: 2.5 Ounces

Top to bottom Bravo Necker, Bravo Necker II,
STS-3 and STS-5.

A-2 and 19C27 Stainless Steel

Stainless Gunny

When the Bark River Gunny was first introduces it was a runaway seller. It was so popular as an EDC that people soon began asking for a stainless version of the knife. Bark River elected to use Sandvik's Ultra-Pure Vacuum Remelted 19C27 Steel. This steel is about as Fine Grained as one could get without being a Powder Metal Steel. Bark River's heat treat maximizes the toughness of this fine Sandvik Steel and compliments it's edge holding. The Bark River Stainless Gunny is the same size and weight as the A-2 Gunny and is part of the growing series of knives in the Bravo-Clan.

Stainless Gunny in 19c27 Steel
Overall Length: 8.4 Inches
Blade Length: 3.775 Inches
Blade Steel: 19c27 @ 58rc
Blade thickness: .154 Inch
Weight: 5.625 Ounces

Gunny in A-2 Steel
Overall Length: 8.4 Inches
Blade Length: 3.775 Inches
Blade Steel: A-2 @ 58rc
Blade thickness: .154 Inch
Weight: 5.625 Ounces

Top to bottom Bravo Necker 2, Gunny, Bravo 2,
Bravo-1, and Bravo Necker.

Bark River Classic Drop Point Hunter

The Bark River Classic Drop Point Hunter is Bark River's version of the famous Drop Hunter of Bob Loveless. This pattern was Bob's idea of the perfect knife for hunters to carry while pursuing all medium and large species of North American game.

The slightly lower point aids in not piercing the stomach or intestines of the game while field dressing. The other subtle feature of the design is how the sharp edge drops away from the line of the hand to increase the cutting angle and make the knife cut more efficiently. The Bark River version of the Drop Point Hunter is the same size as the original Loveless. The main difference is the Bob's were Hollow Ground and Bark River's has their famous Convex Grind to a razor sharp edge. A "Classic Design" with a Bark River flair to it!

Overall Length: 8.45 Inches
Blade Length: 3.775 Inches
Blade Steel: A-2 Tool Steel
Hardness: 59-60rc
Blade Thickness; .156 Inch
Weight: 4.875 Ounces

Bark River E.P.K.
Emergency Preparedness Knife

The new Bark River EPK is a unique addition to their line. It actually can be considered in the Bushcraft Series and has crossover into the Rescue-Survival Series. The PSK knife was designed to fit into an Otter Box 2000 as part of a very Portable Survival Kit. The EPK is small enough to fit in the Otter Box 1000 for an even more Compact Kit for pocket, pack, or glove box.

The concept was a collaborative idea between Mike Stewart and Jason Thourne. Developing a small knife to fit in the Otter Box 1000 with it's sheath and then be usable for any chore needed was an interesting challenge. The knife had to be able to stand up to uses that are usually never intended for a knife of this size. So it had to have enough thickness to be used roughly and enough geometry to still be an excellent cutter. The knife also had to be stainless, so CPM154 was chosen because of its toughness, edge holding and corrosion resistance. The EPK is a welcome addition to the Bark River Line and it will be a valuable asset to your own personal survival gear.

Overall Length: 4 inches
Blade Length: 2 inches
Blade Steel: CPM 154
Blade Hardness: 60-61rc
Blade Thickness: .145
Weight: 1.375 ounces
Made in Escanaba, Michigan

EPK in Otter Box 1000

From Top to Bottom Little Creek, PSK,
Mikro Canadian II, Pocket Bravo, EPK

Bark River Knife & Tool
Steel Chart

Steel Information

Bark River Information

Bark River Mikro Canadian II 154CM

Bark River Modified Wetterlings

Bark River STS-3

Bark River STS-5

Bark River 2011 Ice-In

Bark River Knives
Production Schedule
Updated April 18, 2014

Bravo-1 LT Fill-In - Delivered
Petty Z S35VN - Delivered
Custom Fallkinven S-1s - Delivered
Blackjack Model 125 - Delivered
Canadian Camp Knife II - Delivered
KSF Machete - Delivered
Kalahari Hunter - Delivered
Goloks - Delivered
Bravo-II fill-In - Delivered
STS-7 154CM - Delivered
Trakker Prototypes - Delivered
Bravo-Strike Force A-2 - Delivered
Bravo EDC A-2 - Delivered

Drop Point Hunter A-2 - Delivering
Canadian Special A-2 - Delivering

Bravo-1.5 A-2 - In Assembly
Bravo-1.25 CPM3V - In Assembly
Aurora Fill-In - In Assembly
New Karambit Designed by Scott Horn - In Assembly

Boone A-2 - In Blade Grinding
Gunny/Gunny Hunter Bohler Elmax Steel - In Blade Grinding

Scandi - In Assembly
Adventurer 20CV S.S. - In Machine Shop For Fullers

Blackjack Model 125 - DLT Customs - In Blade Grinding
Blackjack Model 12 Halo - In Blade Grinding
Blackjack Model 1-7 - In Blade Grinding
Springbok Hunter CPM3V - In Surface Grinding
Hudson Bay Camp Knife-II - In Surface Grinding
New 10" Super Chef CPM20CV - Blanks In Surface Grinding

Blackjack Neck Knife - In Heat Treat
E.P.K. Emergency Knife - In Heat Treat
Gunny A-2 - Fill-In - In Heat Treat
Grasso Bolo-II Fill-In In Heat Treat
Grasso Bolo-III - In Heat Treat

Gameskeeper A-2 Fill-In for Blue Ridge - In Water Jet Cutting
Bravo-1 LT CPM3V - In Water Jet Cutting
Bravo-1 A-2 Fill-In - In Water Jet Cutting
Camp & Trail Knife A-2 - In Water Jet Cutting
Blackjack Mdoel 15/16 Jet Pilot Survival Knife - In Water Jet Cutting
Blackjack Mamba - A-2 - In Water Jet Cutting
Gunny S35VN Fill-In - In Water Jet Cutting
Boundary Rider Bowie - A-2 - In Water Jet Cutting
Bushcrafter - CPM3V - In Water Jet Cutting
Bravo-1 CPM3V Fill-In - In Water Jet Cutting
Bushcrafter-II - In Water Jet Cutting

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2014 Bark River
Production Schedule

February 22-24, 2013
BRKCA Summer Grind In
June 28-30, 2013
Jerzeedevil Fall Grind In
September 6-8, 2013
BRKCA Grind In Information

2010 Camp-In Wrap Up

Search & Rescue Series 2009

Sanded Canvas Micarta
(Matte Handles)

2012 BRKCA SE Trail Camp Bowie
Aurora Gallery 2010
Aurora Gallery 2011
Aurora Gallery CPM3V 2012
Bird & Trout Knife 2010
Bravo-1 Blade Variations
Bravo-1 A2 Steel Gallery 2010
Bravo-1 A2 Steel Gallery 2011
Bravo-1 A2 Steel Gallery 2013
Bravo-1 A2 Field Gallery 2011
Bravo-1 A2 Field Gallery 2013
Bravo-1 CPM 3V Gallery 2011
Bravo-1 CPM 3V Gallery 2012
Bravo-1 SS CPM-154 Gallery 2008
Bravo-1 SS CPM-154 Gallery 2010
Bravo-1 SS CPM S35VN Gallery 2012
Bravo-1 SS CPM S35VN Gallery 2012
Bravo-1 Loveless Pouch Sheath
Bravo-1 Sabot Horizontal Sheath
Bravo 1 in Action
Bravo 1.5 A2 Gallery 2013
Bravo 1.5 A2 Gallery Field 2013
Bravo 1.5 CPM 3V Gallery 2012
Bravo 1.5 CPM S35VN Gallery 2012

Bravo-2 Gallery 2008
Bravo-2 Gallery 2010
Bravo-2 Gallery 2012
Bravo-3 Preview & Drawing

Bravo Necker Gallery 2009
Bravo Necker Kydex Sheath
Bravo Necker Warranty
Bravo Necker 2 Info 2010
Bushcrafter Gallery 2012
Bushcrafter Gallery 2013

Candian Special Gallery 2009
Candian Special A2 Gallery 2011
Candian Special 3V Gallery 2011
City Knife Gallery 2011
City Knife Gallery 2013
Classic Lite Hunter 2010
Classic Drop Pt Hunter 2012
Classic Drop Pt Hunter 2013
Clax Gallery 2009
Custom Boot Knife 2010
Custom Bowie/Fighter Gallery 2009
Custom Bowie Gallery 2 2009
Custom Camp Ax 2009
Custom Canoe Gallery 2011
Custom Handy Hunter Gallery 2011
Custom Hunter Gallery 2009
Custom Knives May 2010
Custom Mike Stewart Hunter 2010
Custom Skinner Gallery 2009
Custom Skinner Field Test 2009
Custom Tanto Gallery 2009
Custom Wetterling Axe 2010
Customs August 2010
Customs May 2011

Day Hiker 2 Gallery 2012
Education Time Bolts vs Pins
EPK Gallery 2012
Essential Gallery 2011
Fiddleback Forge Recluse
Firesteel Gallery 2009
Fox River Gallery 2009
Fox River Gallery 2010
Fox River Gallery 2011
Fox River Gallery 2012
Fox River Recurve Gallery 2010
Fox River Recurve Gallery 2011
Fox River Recurve Gallery 2012
Gameskeeper Gallery - 2011
Golok Gallery 2009
Golok Gallery 2012
Grasso Bolo I 2013
Grasso Bolo II 2013
Grasso Bolo III 2013
Gunny A2 Steel Gallery 2009
Gunny A2 Steel Gallery 2010
Gunny A2 Steel Gallery 2011
Gunny SS 19C27 Gallery 2010
Gunny 3V Steel Gallery 2012
Gunny A2 Steel Gallery 2012
Gunny S35VN Gallery 2012
Gunny Hunter CPM 3V 2013
Gunny-Scandi Gallery 2013
Highland Special Gallery 2009
Highland Special Gallery 2010
Highland & Tusk in CPM S35VN 2010
Highland Spec CPM D2 Gallery 2012
Huntsman Gallery 2011
Imp Special Gallery 2010
Imp Gallery 2011
Jim Stewart Custom's May 2010
Journeyman Gallery 2011

Kitchen Carver Gallery 2008
Kitchen Chef Knife Gallery 2007
Kitchen Chef Utility Gallery 2008
Kitchen Chef Utility-II Gallery 2010
Kitchen Parer Gallery 2008
Kitchen Petty 2010
Kitchen Utility Gallery 2007
Kitchen Utility Gallery 2008
Kitchen Santoku Gallery 2007
Kitchen Santokette Gallery 2008
Kitchen Santokette-II Gallery 2010

Lil’ Canadian Gallery 2009
Lil’ Canadian Gallery 3V 2013
Liten Bror Gallery 2009
Liten Bror Gallery 2010
Liten Bror CPM 3V Gallery 2012
Little Caper Gallery 2012
Little Carver Gallery 2011
Little Creek Gallery 2009
Little Creek Gallery 2011
Little Creek CTS 40CP Gallery 2010
Little Creek Gallery 2012
Little Creek CPM3V Gallery 2012
Little Creek Gallery CPM154 2013

Magnum Fox River Gallery 2012
Matte Handle Finishes 2011
Micro-Tusk Gallery 2009
Mikro Canadian II in 154CM 2010
Micro Canadian-2 154CM Gallery 2012
Mini Canadian CPM 3V Gallery 2011
Mini Canadian CPM A2 Gallery 2012
Mini Fox River Gallery 2011
Mini Fox River Gallery 2012
Mini Fox River 3V Gallery 2012
Mini North Star Gallery 2009
Montana Guide Gallery 2011
Nessmuk Gallery 2012
North Star Companion Gallery 2011
North Star Gallery 2009
North Star A2 Gallery 2011
North Star CPM 3V Gallery 2011
North Star EDC CPM 3V Gallery 2012
North Star Special Edition -
- Custom 3V Gallery 2011

Petty-Z 154CM Gallery 2012
Pocket Bravo 2012
Pro-Scalpel CPM 3V 2012
PSK Gallery 13C26 2009
PSK Gallery 154CM 2010
PSK Gallery 154CM 2012

Rising Wolf Gallery 2010
Rising Wolf Gallery S35VN 2012
Rogue Gallery 2013
Santoku CPM S35VN Gallery 2012
Scagel Drawings (Coming in 2010)
Scagel Gallery Hunter-Bowie 2010
Scagel Medium Hunter Review 2010
Searles Hunter Gallery 2010
Smoke Jumper Gallery 2009
Special Hunting 2012
STS-3 Gallery 2010
STS-3 with Swedge Grind 2010
STS-4 Gallery 2013
STS-5 Gallery 2010
STS-5 Gallery 2011
STS-5 Gallery 2012
STS-8 Gallery 2011
Trail Buddy Gallery 2010/2011
Trail Buddy Sheath 2011
Trailbuddy III Gallery 2012
Trailmate Gallery 2013
TUSK Gallery 2010
TUSK Gallery 2011
TUSK CPM 3V Gallery 2012
Using the STS-5 Kydex Sheath
Ultra Lite Bushcrafter CPM3V 2012

Wolf River Gallery 2013
Wood Handle Care
Woodland Special Gallery 2009
Woodland Special Gallery 2010
Woodland S35VN Gallery 2012
XHP Steel Field Testing 2010
XHP - A day in the Life... 2010
More Woodland CTS-XHP Testing

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