NRA American Rifleman calls the Black Label Blind Spot a “Frugal Folder for Elegant EDC.”


While larger tactical folders have captured much of the knife-using public’s attention in the last decade, there has always been a market for those smaller, slimmer fashionable folders that are often called elegant or gentleman’s folders. These are the highly-usable yet always discreet knives that can be carried with comfort in almost any social setting.

In the September 2017 issue of the NRA American Rifleman magazine, Managing Editor J.L Kurtenbach looked at several of these slick little EDC blades and gave top marks on quality and price to the Black Label Blind Spot from Browning.

“(They are) fine examples of form and function and should appeal to consumers with refined tastes, but more practical budgets.”

“(Their) defining characteristics (are a) relatively slim and trim profile, simple but highly functional blade designs, and handles that eschew aggressive texturing in favor of more aesthetically pleasing designs and materials,” observes Kurtenbach. “(They are) fine examples of form and function and should appeal to consumers with refined tastes, but more practical budgets.”

“Part of Browning’s Black label series, the Blind Spot features a 3.8” slender drop point blade of 7Cr17MoV stainless steel,” Kurtenbach continues. “A liner-lock design, opening is assisted by bilateral thumbstuds, and jimping at the base of the spine aids in control during use.”

“The black stonewash finish lends the blade a distinctive appearance…”

“The black stonewash finish lends the blade a distinctive appearance, which is complemented nicely by the hemp Micatra handle material,” Kurtenbach concludes. “The Blind Spot also has a right-side, bolster-mounted pocket clip bearing he browning Buckmark.”

You can read the entire article by J.L Kurtenbach on page 34 of the September 2017 issue of the NRA American Rifleman magazine.

If you’re looking for a slick little EDC folder that’s equally at home riding in the pocket of your blue jeans or your three-piece suit, check out the Black Label Blind Spot from Browning at your local Browning retailer today.

Original article copyright NRA American Rifleman 2017. Photos are copyright Browning. Review written by Browning staff writer Scott Engen. Copyright Browning 2017.