Black Label Trip Wire Knife Honored by Blade Magazine
Release Date: 2/27/2014
Below is a review of article found in the May 2014 issue of Blade magazine. The issue reviews the winners of the "Knife of the Year," and includes a very complementary article on a strong runner-up winner: the Browning Trip Wire.
As the magazine editor’s state in the opening of the article in their May 2014 issue, “Winning the BLADE Magazine Knife of the Year® Award is the pinnacle of the factory knife industry. However, it the awards have one shortcoming, it’s that all the great knives and accessories that entered and didn’t win don’t get the publicity they deserve.”
". . . cut through all sorts of wire, from military concertina to chain link fence fabric.. . ."
Taking runner-up honors in the Most Innovative Imported Design is Black Label’s Trip Wire. This hefty multi-role knife has a stout partially serrated modified spear point blade crafted from N690Co stainless with a durable matte black finish. Built into the design is a robust wire cutter that’s deployed by pressing the red safety button recessed into the G-10 handle. The jaws open and the finger lever drops into the open position to cut through all sorts of wire, from military concertina to chain link fence fabric. The butt even has a built in glass breaking point to aid in escape from a vehicle or other glass-enclosed space. A MOLLE-compatible nylon sheath is included.
Regarding the runner-up status, the article also quoted NASCAR race driver Dale Earnhardt observation that “Second place is just first-place loser.” While we certainly admire the Intimidator’s legendary work behind the wheel, we think the Black Label Trip Wire is a total winner, hands down, any way you cut it.
Read more in our comprehensive article on the Trip Wire written by one of Browning's expert knife users. Click here.
Review copyright Browning, 2014. Original article in Blade Magazine, copyright 2014. For information or to subscribe go to www.blademagazine.com. Review written by Browning staff writer Scott Engen.