The Bark River Bravo 1 LT is a lighter version of the Bravo 1. Originally this knife was designed for (para)military use, specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps. Soon, however, it became evident that this knife was capable of a whole lot more. Today the Bravo 1 LT is beloved amongst bushcraft and hunting enthusiasts. It is solidly constructed with enough blade thickness for heavy-duty work. At the same time it is light enough for hikes. A perfect knife that can be used for many purposes.
The blade is made from CPM Cru Wear steel. A tool steel that is known for its exceptional strength. Sharpen it once and you are good to go for a long time. You do, however, need to be careful with moisture and acids: CPM Cru Wear is not completely stainless. So clean it after use and occasionally add a drop of oil to keep this knife in great shape. The edge has been enhanced with a convex grind which you can maintain by stropping it. Because of the hardness of Cru Wear Bark River decided to make the blade of this LT version slightly thinner. Bark River considers Cru Wear to be a type of steel that looks a lot like CPM 3V.
The handle is made from canvas micarta. A strong and light-weight material, made from linen and synthetic resin. Feels comfortable in hand, even in wet or cold circumstances.
The Bark River Bravo 1 LT comes with a leather belt sheath (max. belt width 8.0 cm). The sheath also has a loop for a firesteel (max. diameter ~7.0 mm).
Bark River makes all of its knives almost completely by hand. As such each knife is unique. Especially when working with natural materials a knife can differ from the photographs. The knife you receive can therefore be subtly different from the product photos. The model and type of material, however, will always be the same.