The Bravo-1 is Bark River Knives most popular design. It was originally designed with the help of the staff of the U.S. Force Recon Marines and has evolved into a run away best seller for both military and civilian users.
This is the first time Bark River Knives has made the Bravo-1 in Crucible Steels CPM S35VN stainless steel alloy. CPM S35VN was designed to be the perfect blend of stain resistance, toughness, edge stability and edge holding. It is like their earlier CPM S30v but they have re-balanced its elemental make up and added Niobium carbides along with vanadium and chromium carbides for added grain refinement, strength and toughness. CPM S35VN is about 15-20% tougher than S30V without any loss in wear resistance. It is also tougher than most other stainless alloys that are used in knife making. Because both vanadium and niobium carbides are harder and more effective than chromium carbides in providing wear resistance, the CPM stainless blade steels offer improved edge retention over conventional high chromium steels such as 440C and D2.
An external lanyard loop has been added to this model.
The CPM S35VN version of the Bravo-1 will fit the needs of anyone that needs a rugged use stainless steel knife.
Here is a comparison chart of CPM S35VN steel with some other steels.