The Bark River Bravo 1.5 3V features CPM3V super-tool steel in the larger Bravo 1.5. Built to be extraordinarily tough, these durable Bark River 3V knives will serve you exceedingly well whether you use it for weekend camping, hiking in the mountains or to carry it for self-defense in the military. The Bark River Bravo 1.5 fixed blade is highly stain-resistant, yet extremely tough. It exhibits a level of durability that is multiple times as resilient as the standard A2 version, yet not at all difficult to sharpen.
I picked up the Bravo 1.5 and paired it with a Mini Canadian both in the Maroon Linen micarta. They are in a pair of DLT kydex black sheaths. I have a piggyback setup for the sheath. So in CPM 3V and kydex I have an all weather setup. The Bravo 1.5 is just heavy enough to do some minor chopping and it will baton 4" wood. This is my largest BRKT purchase so far, and easily the best.
David R. ★★★★
Bark River seems to have issues with grinding bevels symmetrically. On the belly portion of this blade, the bevels were noticeably different. In fact; 2 out of the 3 BR knives I ordered this year had obviously asymmetrical grinds. The other was the Bushcrafter. And it's edge was even off-center! I am able to correct this with sanding, stones and stropping. So it's not a deal-breaker. Just a minor annoyance. Hence; only 4 stars. No other knife maker offers a truly convex bevel on such a high grade steel. And that deserves recognition! As always, DLT's service was excellent and the (free) shipping was very prompt! Despite BR's recent issues with bevel grinds, I still highly recommend them!
Aleksandr D. ★★★★★
Haven't got a chance to use one yet, but it is very balanced, good solid grip on handle. Uprising jimping makes finger in control. I really like smoothness of finished hardwood in handle. I can see this would make a good tool for life!
Debbie H. ★★★★★
Absolute perfection in a large knife. This knife can do it all whether the job be large or small. 3v ROCKS
Gerald A. ★★★★★
DLT did a great job processing my order and sent my knife to Bark River for modifications. Those mods were exactly as I wanted and turn around time was very short. The staff at DLT are friendly and professional, something very rare these days.
Ben H. ★★★★★
Super sharp and really substantial feel, love the handle grip and looks great in blaze orange!