This knife was developed with the assistance of the Training Unit of the Force Recon Division of the U.S. Marine Corp. They 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.
Bark River Knives was contacted by the Force Recon team and asked to make a knife based on the Gameskeeper with just a few changes.
The Bravo-1 is the result of their Input.
The balance of the knife had to be on the first finger.
The sheath was to be Kydex and attachable to the issue equipment and it's Molle Straps.
With the location of the eyelets, you can change the sheath from Right to Left Hand Carry--Upright or Inverted Carry.
The handle slabs had to be epoxied and bolted to and through the blade.
The Synthetic Material Handles will all have Stainless Steel Screw Sets and the wood handled knives have brass. Natural handle materials come with a leather field sheath instead of the standard kydex.
The Final Result is a Heavy Duty Bushcraft/Survival Knife that can stand up to Abusive use.
Overall Length:9.065 Inches
Blade Length:4.250 Inches
Blade Steel:A-2 @ 59 rc
Blade Thickness:.215 Inch