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Review | Bark River UP Bravo EDC expands popular knife design series

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Bark River and Knivesshipfree.com came up with a winner last year with the UP (Upper Peninsula) Bravo series. This latest addition to the series is going to be a really popular with backpackers, hiker and folks who want a smaller knife.

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Review: Bark River Gunny Hunter LT in CPM-3V steel

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My appreciation for the Bark River Gunny knife is well documented. I have owned five in different configurations, and this latest incarnation in CPM 3V may be the best yet.

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Review: Cold Steel SRK knife has worked for me for 20+ years

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For more than 20 years, a Cold Steel SRK was my main hunting/survival knife. Inexpensive, but reliable, this knife is a good choice for beginner and advanced bushcrafters/hunters/survival types.

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This T-18 Mora knife has had the sheath modifed for safety and is moderately priced. (Leon Pantenburg photo)

Best beginner knife? We (video) review the Mora 840 Companion

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Take a hard look at the Mora 840 Companion if you’re looking for the best beginner knife.

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Bark River UP Gunny or Bravo – Which is the best knife for you?

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It’s a wonderful quandary: Bark River UP Gunny or UP Bravo? Which one do you want to buy? The UP Bravo is the knife I would have designed for me. But the BR Gunny is one of my favorite knife series. Which one will be the best choice for you? 

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Video: How to wet form a leather knife sheath with water and a sponge

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Here’s a quick and easy method to custom fit a leather sheath to your knife.

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Video and review: Bark River UP Gunny may be your grail knife

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My new Bark River UP Gunny arrived in the mail at 4 p.m., and by 11 a.m. the next day it was being used to help skin and gut a whitetail doe. I predict this knife is going to be very popular. The Gunny combines the proven Canadian-style blade and Gunny handle.

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These knives are carried by the elk hunters I hunt with. The designs and style reflect a variety of opinions on the subject of the best hunting knife!

Ten things to look for in a survival/bushcraft knife

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Everyone has different ideas about what they need in a survival/bushcraft/hunting knife. Here’s my top ten items to consider before buying one.

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Field test: Bark River Cub proves its worth

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The Bark River Cub is a proven design that works very well for a hunting/survival knife. Here is what I found out when I field tested one on a whitetail.

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Video: What to carry in your big game hunting daypack

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A hunter’s daypack houses a very personal collection of gear designed to keep you safe, dry and warm. It also must contain meat cutting tools and equipment. Here’s what I carry in mine.

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