The Bravo-1 was specifically designed with the folks at the Southern Training Center of the Force Recon Units of the U.S. Marine Corps. That initial contact was back in 2006 and we began delivery in 2007 of the Bravo-1 and they are is still in heavy demand from professionals, both Military and Private Contractors, and is in use by a lot of private citizens as their “Go To” knife for Heavy Outdoor Use. Since that time we have delivered over 14,000 Bravo-1s.
This All started back in 2006 when the instructors from Force Recon took $5,000.00 of their funds and bought a bunch of knives to test. They never told any of the Manufacturers and bought them online, like any other customer. When all the testing was done there were only two knives left not broken or damaged beyond use. The Bark River Gameskeeper was one of the two. It was totally undamaged in everything these folks did to it.
We got a call and were asked if we could re-design the Gameskeeper to be the knife they wanted.
The Bravo-1 is the result of their input.
The changes were the addition of the ramp style thumb rest on the spine and changing the guard into an integral self guard. They also wanted the choil eliminated to bring the sharp edge all the way to the front of the handle slabs for leverage in notching. The balance of the knife had to be on the first finger. Balance was achieved by skeletonizing the tang to put the weight evenly over the first finger position.
|OVERALL LENGTH||9.065 in|
|BLADE LENGTH||4.250 in|
|BLADE THICKNESS||.215 in|
|SERIES||Search & Rescue|