Today our friend Jim Stewart took a break from his duties as Bark River Knives' production chief to give us an up-close look at the soon-to-be-released competition knife.
Jim confides that this limited-edition knife has been dubbed, whimsically, "the battle cleaver." He shows us that it's both solid and quick for a knife of this size. And it's thick -- a quarter-inch, give or take.
In this very short run of just 70 knives, everything is being done by hand -- the convex-grinding of the blade (masterfully demonstrated in the video by "Skittles"), the shaping of the handles, even the crafting of the leather sheath. This is, for all intents and purposes, a handmade knife.
Now, would you like to see the "battle cleaver" beast actually chop? Then you definitely want to watch today's video. Enjoy -- and we'll see you next week!