If there ever was a truly unique, first-class knife to collect or use, the Browning Crowell/Barker Competition is that knife. This unique competition knife is a joint design effort between James Crowell and Reggie Barker, the only two men to have won an American Bladesmith Society (ABS) World Cutting Championship. Reggie Barker is known as “The Sharpest Man in Texas,” and is the reigning ABS World Champion having won the title for the third time at the 2007 BLADE Show. He’s taken first place three times at the Spirit of Steel Show and won the 2004 and 2005 ABS World Championship Cutting Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jim Crowell is well known throughout the knife industry and was the first to win an ABS World Championship. His flawlessly crafted knives have appeared in over 20 publications worldwide. The Browning Crowell/Barker Competition Knife includes a top-grain leather sheath and a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by both Jim Crowell and Reggie Barker.