Knife Safety Begins With You.
The use of knives and other edged tools are an important part of the outdoor lifestyle. Browning is proud of our tradition of providing fine knives and tools to help you with field dressing needs, around the camp chores, in the kitchen, for daily carry and many other uses -- as well as for specialized needs that are suited to the real world requirements of men and women today, such as for public and personal safety. Always remember, knife safety begins with you. Please carefully read and understand the instructions below before using your Browning knife or edged tool -- then be sure to always follow all of the warnings and notices carefully.
THIS KNIFE IS SHARP. HANDLE WITH CARE TO AVOID CAUSING INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS. USE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES WHEN HANDLING. Use of a Browning branded knife is a risk that you assume. Browning cannot be held accountable if injury occurs during the use (or misuse) of the knife. This product is not a toy, keep it away from children.
DO NOT USE YOUR KNIFE FOR TASKS THAT REQUIRE A SPECIAL TOOL. Misuse of this knife can cause serious injury or even death. Never use your knife as a screwdriver, chisel, punch or prying lever. Never hammer on the blade or handle. Do not throw your knife or attempt to cut nails, bolts, wire or other metals. Misuse often results in product failure, breakage or premature wear. No warranty will apply to knives that appear to have been misused.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BLADE LOCK MECHANISM IS SECURELY ENGAGED BEFORE USING YOUR KNIFE FOR ANY PURPOSE. Blade locking mechanisms are added safety features designed to help keep a blade in the open position when fully extended. Like all mechanical devices, the locking mechanisms of knives can fail. Never assume the locking mechanism on any knife is an absolute guarantee against accidental folding. These locking systems are not designed to take pressure or strikes to the spine (dull side) of the blade and can fail if the knife is not used properly. Always use the knife in a manner that if the locking mechanism fails for any reason, you will not be injured. Folding and pocket knives, by their own unique design, cannot take the punishment of fixed-blade knives. Keep the locking mechanism free of debris; carefully clean it on a regular basis. Failure to maintain your knife may cause its mechanism to not function properly, which could result in injury and/or damage the product. A folding knife is a mechanical device, that is subject to wear. Frequently inspect your knife for excessive movement of the blade, handle scales, locking mechanism, etc., that would indicate wear and that the knife should be replaced. Keep your knife clean and dry. Apply a light coat of oil to prevent damage to the finish.
TAKE ADDITIONAL CARE WHEN USING KNIVES WITH AN ASSISTED-OPENING FEATURE OR THUMBSTUD. Assisted-open knives utilize a spring mechanism, blade flipper or combination of features to rapidly deploy the blade with one hand. Be sure to maintain a secure grip on the knife when opening to prevent dropping or losing positive control of the knife. On knives equipped with a thumbstud, use extra care. They are designed to be opened easily with one hand. Never carry or use them in such a manner that they could be opened accidentally.
CARRY FOLDING KNIVES IN A DEDICATED POCKET. The pocket should contain only the knife to prevent another object in the pocket from acting on and opening the knife without your knowledge and could cause serious injury or even death.