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FAQ: What's the purpose of the thumb ramp on Bark River's Bravo-series knives?

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Some people love the "thumb ramp" on the Bark River Bravo 1 and other models in that series, while other folks don't. Personal preferences aside, the feature serves two purposes.

The rear section of the ramp is grooved to engage a firesteel. The front section aids in putting more pressure over the plunge line for notching.

For the best leverage when notching, place your thumb on the spine of the knife in front of the ramp. (See the illustration, below.)

How to use the Bark River thumb ramp

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