The Bravo Necker 2 can be more than a neck knife due to its versatility. It can be setup to be carried as a neck knife, in your pocket, in a pack or on your belt using a leather sheath that is available separately. The included Kydex sheath captures the knife securely with a positive "click" making it ideal for inverted neck carry or as a pocket carry knife.
Not only does the Bravo Necker 2 offer carry versatility, it offers a wide range of uses as well. It makes a superb every day carry knife and is also very capable of field dressing game and doing other light outdoor tasks. It also makes a great backup/conceal carry knife for police and military personnel.
The Bravo Necker 2 is crafted in CPM 3V, a "super steel" known for its superior edge holding and toughness. And as you would expect from Bark River, they are convex-ground. The blade is polished bare and satin-finished, increasing its cutting efficiency by 50% over other knives with powder coated blades.
About CPM 3V Steel
CPM 3V is a high toughness, wear-resistant tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process. The CPM process produces very homogeneous, high quality steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grindability and toughness compared to other steels produced by conventional processes. CPM 3V was designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistance steel. This "super steel" offers impact resistance greater than A2, D2, Cru-Wear, or CPM M4, approaching the levels provided by S7 and other shock resistant grades. CPM 3V is intended to be used at 58/60 HRC in applications where chronic breakage and chipping are encountered in other tool steels, but where the wear properties of a high alloy steel are required. The wear and toughness properties of CPM 3V make it an excellent alternative to shock-resistant steels such as S7 or A9, where they typically wear out too quickly, but where grades such as A2, CruWear, or CPM M4 tend to fail by breaking or chipping. CPM 3V offers the highest impact toughness of any tool steel with this range of wear resistance.
While not considered a true stainless steel, CPM3V is considered by some to be a "semi" stainless steel and does exhibit some stainless steel qualities while costing less than a true high-grade stainless steel. One of our customers gave us a great testimony about the stainless qualities of CPM 3V steel. He wanted to put a patina on the blade so he tried vinegar with no effect, then mustard with no effect and finally lemon juice which had no effect!
Carbon - 0.80 %
Chromium - 7.50 %
Vanadium - 2.75%
Molybdenum - 1.30%
This chart will give you an idea of how CPM 3V steel compares to A2 steel & some other steels.