I still have the production Recluse, and in fact, used it today on a bow season buck. As I said, it could easily serve as a "one-knife" for an outdoorsman.
Thanks for the info Kismet. Do you still have the production Recluse, or did you ever get a custom from Andy? I've heard some not so great things about the BRKT version, so I never picked one of those up. I know Bark River makes some great knives, I had the Bravo 1 and really liked it.
My take on it is that the production Recluse is essentially a Bark River knife, and the custom Recluse is a Fiddleback.
Since you have already made the distinction, I guess these images are just for your viewing pleasure.
I'll be butchering and freezing the meat this week...with the Recluse.
Thank you Andy.
EDIT: Schmittie? Pre-rut, and bow shot, so no surges of testosterone and adrenalin flooding the muscles. As you can see, a fair amount of fat still on him. Big deer by my standards...@ 170lbs. Been great weather for hanging meat...40's in the days and 30's at night. Good luck and be safe.
Last edited by Kismet; 11-02-2012 at 09:45 AM.
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