Knives Illustrated thinks Browning’s new Stag Hunter Knives are HOT!
Release Date: 8/19/2013
Review by Knives Illustrated on Browning Stag Hunter Knives, August 2013 --
When it comes to having a critical eye for quality and beauty in knives, the guys at Knives Illustrated magazine have a well-earned reputation for sporting 20/20 vision. In the September 2013 issue their staffers took a close look at Browning’s latest Non-Typical Stag Hunter Knives and they really liked what they saw. “Browning new Non-Typical Stag Hunters are as elegant as they are functional,” said the KI editors. “These (are) knives you will want visible inside the gun cabinet, not stuck away in the ammo drawer.”
“While stag is a natural material and no two are exactly alike, the examples we’ve seen boast a fine grained stag that’s reminiscent of the classic stag found on knives from the early 20th century,” continued the KI editors. “The natural curve fits neatly in the hand.”
As the KI article notes, Browning has been working on these knives for more than a year. Russ Kommer, Browning’s ever-talented blademeister, drew on his years of experience as a hunting guide in Idaho and Alaska for these elegant and functional designs. Kommer even went to the factory to personally work with their production staff to make sure the fit and finish lived up to his strict standards (and yours).
Regarding the technical details, both the 3 ½ inch drop point and the 2 7/8 inch deep belly skinner have hollow-ground 9Cr18MoV satin finished stainless blades, stainless guards and a hefty butt cap with cross drilled lanyard hole. Stacked black Micarta and brass spacers tastefully accent the natural stag handles, and both knives come with a rugged top-grain leather belt sheath.
We at Browning are proud of our new Non-Typical Stag Hunters. We seem to be in good company. As the Knives Illustrated editors concluded, “At Browning, the motto is ‘We don’t just make them, we use them.’ And now you can make them your hunting knives of choice.”
Browning’s Non-Typical Stag Hunting Knives will soon be shipping from the factory, and they should be on your local Browning dealer’s shelves in plenty of time for holiday gift giving. Quality like this takes some time to produce so please try to be patient. Remember that owning the finest stag-handled hunting knife on the planet will be well worth your wait.
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Original article copyright Knives Illustrated, 2013. Review copyright Browning, 2013. Review written by Browning staff writer Scott Engen. Photos for the story were provided by Browning and are copyright Browning, 2013. For subscription information go to www.knivesillustrated.com.