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Crystal Falls, Michigan
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10:00am to 5:00pm Central Time

Closed Sunday
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10:00am to 7:00pm Central Time
906 875-6411
Other hours by appointment or happenstance.

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Bill Brady
906 875-6411

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.

2015 Custom Trakker

The 2015 Custom Trakker is much more like the original Dave Beck Wilderness Survival Knife than the one Bark River made previously. These started life as a solid bar of over a quarter inch thick A-2 and were completely hand ground from those bars. These are true 100% custom blades. Each one will be slightly different but you might need a micrometer to tell them apart. The crew did a fantastic job making each one. The knives have more girth to the handles and balance forward for chopping but are not at all ungainly for doing finer work. The handle has been designed so that you hold it securely with the hand forward or more to the rear. The 2015 Trakker is a real handful and made for serious work.

  • Overall Length:13.1 Inches
  • Blade Length: 7.5 Inches
  • Blade Height: 2.125 Inches
  • Blade Thickness: .265 Inches
  • Weight: 22.775 Ounces
  • Made in the United States of America
  • High-quality leather sheath included
  • Made in USA

Bark River Adventurer
CPM 20 CV Steel

The Bark River Knives Adventurer Neck Knife is very compact and easy to carry. The unique handle is ergonomic any way you need hold it and very secure in your grip. The handle has a relief for your thumb for use in a lateral hold for chores like skinning or cutting through a hide. As compact as the knife is most people will still be able to have a four finger hold on the knife for most uses and the grooves on the top of the spine help locate the blade in the hand and also are handy for scraping a firesteel. The Adventurer is the first Bark River knife that will use Rare Earth Magnet Leather Neck Sheath. The knife is secure in the sheath when worn inverted and still easy to deploy and return to the sheath. The knife is feather lite and will do the cutting tasks of a larger knife. You will find that the CV20 Powdered Metal Technology Stainless Steel is extremely fine grained and will take and hold a razor sharp edge. The Adventurer excels for fine work and performs very well for heavier cutting tasks when necessary.

Overall Length: 6.775 Inches
Blade Length: 3.250 Inches
Cutting Edge: 2.675 Inches
Blade Steel: 20CV @ 60-61rc
Blade Thickness: .125 Inch
Blade Height: .80 Inch
Weight: 2.675 Ounces
Made USA

Adventurer Neck Sheath

Some sheath options for the Bark River Adventurer

Bark River Bravo Series of Knives

Shop Bravo-1 Knives

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)

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 Knife & Tool
Steel Chart

Steel Information

Bark River Knives
Production Schedule
Updated April 16, 2015

Gunny A-2 Fill-In - Delivered
Gunny Hunter A-2 Fill-In - Delivered
Blackjack Mamba A-2 - Delivered
Kalahari A-2 Fill In - Delivered
O.E.M. Project #3 Delivered

Bravo-1.5 CPM3V - Delivering
Bravo-1 LT CPM3V - Delivering
Bravo-Pig Sticker 154 CM - Delivering

Bush Seax Field Knife - In Assembly
Gameskeeper-II A-2 Fill-In - In Assembly

Bravo-III 3V fill-In - In Blade Grinding
Bravo-Strike Force A-2 Fill-In - In Blade Grinding
Blackjack Model 14-9 Attack Knife Protos(50) - In Assembly
Blackjack Model 13 Fill-In - In Blade Grinding
Black Jack Model 14 Fill-In - In Blade Grinding
Blackjack Model 124 - In Blade Grinding

Adventurer-II - In Surface Grinding

Mini-Fox River A-2 Fill In - In Heat Treat
Wilderness Explorer - In Heat Treat
Essential CPM M-4 - In Heat Treat

Gunny Hunter Elmax - In Water Jet Cutting
Classic Drop Hunter Elmax - In Water Jet Cutting
Fox River-II A-2 - In Water Jet Cutting
O.E.M. Project #4 - In Water Jet Cutting
Custom Bowie Knives - In Water jet Cutting
Fallkinven F-1 Re-cut and handle - In water Jet Cutting
Bravo-Squad Leader A-2 - In water Jet Cutting
Fox River LT CPM3V - In water Jet cutting
Moro Barong - In Water Jet Cutting
Boundary Rider Bowie A-2 - In Water Jet Cutting
Bushcrafter-II CPM 3V- In Water Jet Cutting
Loveless Style Caper - In Water Jet Cutting
O.E.M. Project #2A - In Water Jet Cutting

Categories Links

Bark River Knives Forum

2015 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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