Reviewed by Jeff from Connecticut on Thursday, July 9, 2015
I just received 2 Browning Black Label Knives I purchased during a clearance sale. These are extremely well-built, high-quality tactical knives that would be fitting for any occasion due to the "classy" design. For less than $13+ $0.99 shipping, I'm literally blown away by this knife! Even at 3x the price, it would be worth it. Razor-sharp right out of the box, excellent blade lockup upon opening, the G10 scales very comfortable & but slightly too smooth for a great grip. This is a manual-opening knife, actually a good thing due to the extreme sharpness of the blade. I collect knives & have been hesitant about trying one of the "Black Label" series knives having no experience other than reviews from other knife sites. These sell for $75+ on some, a little high compared to STP prices. The knife sits low with the clip in my pocket, a plus when carrying a knife like this.
It seems that it could be used for any light-use purpose besides for protection if needed. Using a knife for protection is always a last-ditch effort but this knife has an intimidating look due to the "sliver" shape of the blade. I always carry a knife & the more it doesn't stick out, the better. You get less looks from people that don't get why having a good knife is always a good thing.
This knife has holes drilled in the blade to remove some of the weight & actually helps with opening it using the thumbs stubs located on both sides. Everything with knife screams CLASS but is scary-sharp! Put some high-end light oil in the pivot area, work the blade for about 5 minutes & opens so smoothly.
You DEFINITELY need to pick a few of this series of Browning knives up when at clearance prices with special shipping costs. Next time they are reduced again, I'm picking up 3-4 to give as gifts that would be for family members. Also bought a "Turning Point Carbon" version that I plan on reviewing.
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