The Bark River Bravo Necker II is the neck knife version of the famous Bravo. A compact and fine knife that can do quite a lot. As befits Bark River the Bravo Necker II feels amazing in hand. Especially for a knife that is so compact in its sheath.
The blade is made from CPM 154CM. A premium type of stainless steel that retains its sharpness well. As you might expect from Bark River the knife is razor-sharp. The edge has been enhanced with a convex grind which you can maintain by stropping it.
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. This Snakeskin version looks extra special thanks to the different layers that were added to the material. As the name might already suggest the handle looks like the skin of a snake.
The Bark River Bravo Necker II comes with a remarkable leather neck sheath. It has been enhanced with two lanyard eyes you can loop a neck cord through. As such you can discretely and comfortably carry it around your neck. To make sure the Necker doesn't fall from its sheath it is enhanced with a strong magnet. It will ensure the knife stays in place. Bark River, however, does warn that because of the magnet the knife cannot be worn around your neck if you have a pacemaker. Fortunately it also contains a belt loop to make sure you can carry it on your belt (max. belt width: approx. 5.8 cm).
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.