The Bark River Essential was built at the request of DLT Trading to be the best fixed-blade, everyday carry knife on the market. We specifically instructed Mike Stewart, president and designer of BRKT, to design and build this knife to exceed the performance of any EDC knife on the market regardless of cost. The Bark River Essential measures 6.5" overall (just a little longer than a dollar bill) with a 2.75" blade made of ultra-premium CPM M4 steel which achieves an incredible 64 HRC for unparalleled edge retention. A fixed blade EDC knife has some distinct advantages over a folding EDC such as: being stronger and easier to clean as well as not being limited by folding/locking mechanisms. The fixed version is also at the ready with one hand deployment without the necessity to open or fold prior to use. The Bark River Essential is a knife built for all users for a multitude of purposes. BRKT has used the best materials to craft this soon-to-be legend in a style that is sure to be an instant classic. The lines on this knife are stunning and two fullers down each side add to the look of the knife while minimizing weight slightly at the same time. This fixed blade EDC knife includes a stylish leather carry sheath.
Been carrying this one for almost two weeks now and really like the way it carries and feels in the hand. Just the right amount of thickness in the handle to get a good grip on but seems to disappear in the back pocket sheath. The knife is, as always, finely done in the fit and finish department. Sharp as a razor and smooth as wet eel skin. Another great carry knife from Bark River.
Corvin K. ★★★★★
Best knife you will ever need as an EDC. Expensive? Not if you consider it's your pocket knife for life. Great design, quality materials used, overall few knives can compete in this league of craftsmanship.