The Bark River North Country EDC is a compact fixed knife, with a nice round belly. The idea for this design was to come up with a short knife, with an, as large as possible, cutting surface. The North Country EDC is the result. With a blade length of 9 cm on a total length of 19.6 cm with a full-size handle, we can only say Bark River was very successful. Because of its curved belly it is great as a hunting knife, but you can even use it as a general outdoor knife or even as an outdoor EDC knife!
The blade is made from CPM 154. 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. Red liners were placed in between the scales and the tang. A very nice detail which is in great contrast with the rest of the knife.
The Bark River North Country EDC comes with a nice leather belt sheath. It is enhanced with a strong magnet that will ensure the knife stays in place. The sheath is great for both left and right-handed use (max. belt width 5.2 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.