Browning knife - anyone got one?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Clydetz, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. Clydetz


    Dec 1, 2001
    Thanks for the stag input, Danbo! And it's off to Bass Pro Shop to drool!
    steve1701d - Just when I had settled on the 825, the place I ordered from e-mailed me that it was unavailable at the present! Rather than wait, I substituted the larger 817 - now all I can hope is that it is available!
  2. Normark


    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Guys..

    Just took a small Browning fixed blade in on a trade. I don't know too much about the knife.. It has black and some type of wood handles....

    Beautiful little knife... Well made, well designed and fit and finish is excellent...

    Mine is a Japanese manufactured knife..No complaints..


  3. Clydetz


    Dec 1, 2001
    Just received my order for 2 Browning knives - Model 817 Featherweight Lockback Folder; large 3 3/4" trailing point blade; AUS-BA; handle of wood & zytel. Not bad at all & one of the lightest knives I own!:D Model 377 Presentation snakewood fixed blade in a special leather case; OAL: 7" AUS-8A with a 3 3/8" blade; nickle silver handle with snakewood insert. Nice looking knife but I'll keep it just for 'show'. Still waiting on a Model 825 Featherweight Lockback Folder; medium 3" drop point blade in 440C. Thanks again for all the great input!
  4. Grapevine


    Mar 5, 2002
    That presentation snakewood handle knife looks better than I thought it would be from Browning's product shots.
  5. Stelth


    Jul 15, 2007
    In 1984 I bought a fixed blade Browning skinning knife. It has a brass handle with wood insets and I think was made by Gerber. It has a mirror-polished blade that's 3 1/2". It was part of a series of similarly handled knives that had different sizes and blade shapes. It says made in USA under the Browning name. I think Gerber made it because the brass handle is similar to the old Gerber Sportsman series. It's really well made and I wish I had others from that series.
  6. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    It’s a zombie thread, but what the heck, I guess I can play. My lone Browning was a gift from Conchita sometime around 2007. Actually, the gift was an LED head lamp. The knife was included in the same blister pack.

    Model 8503, made in China, this knife was my first example of a one-handed knife with a thumb stud and a pocket clip, a genre I had managed to avoid for most of my adult life.

    The handle is steel, coated to sort of look like titanium, with a black insert in the handle, also steel. The blade does not wobble or rock, and the frame lock does not stick. It would barely cut paper just now when I pulled it off the shelf. Two minutes work had it shaving hair off my arm.

    There is nothing to hate about the knife, and nothing to love. There is no reason it couldn’t have been a satisfactory EDC for the last 13 years, except for the boredom factor.

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  7. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    A couple of years ago I got a Browning fixed blade for a very nice price. China production. Black micarta handle, nylon sheath.

    Not anywhere near the quality of their earlier gear. My son in law now has it.
  8. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
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  9. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I still have a Browning (made by Mcusta) Ice Storm in VG10. Mine is blue. Pic added for those that aren't familiar with it.

  10. ruddyduck

    ruddyduck Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2019
    The first hunting knife my dad bought me was a Browning with a skinning blade and a bone saw blade. I broke the knife in half three years later while trying to use it as a pry bar. I called Browning to ask if they could replace the blade, and I'd pay for the repair. They told me to send it in. Three weeks later, a brand new knife showed up in the mail with no invoice. There was just a note saying "Enjoy your new knife." They called me two days after that just to make sure I was satisfied with their service.
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