The Bark River North Country EDC is a compact fixed knife, with a nice round belly. Bark River wanted to create a short knife with a cutting surface that was as large as possible. The North Country EDC is the result. With a blade length of 9 cm and a total length of 19.6 cm with a full-size handle, it's clear that Bark River succeeded in that endeavour! The curved belly makes this a great hunting knife, but you can also use the North Country EDC as a general outdoor knife or even as an outdoor EDC knife.
The blade is made from CPM 154, a premium stainless steel that retains its sharpness well. As you'd expect from Bark River, the knife is razor-sharp. The edge has a convex grind that can be maintained by stropping it.
The handle is made of canvas micarta, which is a strong and lightweight material made from linen and synthetic resin. It feels comfortable in hand, even in wet or cold conditions. Bark River has used lovely mosaic pins to secure everything, which is a great detail.
The Bark River North Country EDC comes with a nice leather belt sheath. It has a strong magnet that will ensure the knife stays in place. The sheath is great for both left-handed and right-handed use (max. belt width 5.2 cm).
Bark River Knives makes all of its knives almost entirely by hand. This means that each knife is unique. Especially when working with natural materials, a knife may differ from the photos. Therefore the knife you receive might be subtly different from the product photos. The model and type of material, however, will always be the same.