The Bark River Bravo 1 was designed for (para)military use, specifically for the United States' Marine Corps. Soon, however, it became evident that this knife was capable of a whole lot more. Today the Bravo 1 is a beloved knife amongst bushcraft enthusiasts and hunters. It is solidly constructed with enough blade thickness for heavy-duty work. Perfect for wood work, gutting game and many other outdoor tasks.
This edition is the FHG version. This is the Full High Grind: the convex grind directly moves from the edge to the spine of the blade. As such it is even a better slicer than the regular Bravo 1.
The blade is made from A2 tool steel. A strong type of steel that would rather bend than break. You do, however, need to be careful with moisture and acids: A2 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 1 comes with a leather belt sheath (max. belt width 8.0 cm). The sheath also has a loop for a firesteel (max. diameter ~7.0 mm).
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.