Knife and edged tool expert Jared Wihongi and his friends presents a Maori Haka performance.

Over half a century of knife making expertise.

Browning knife models are so diverse, there is one for every indoor or outdoor task you have at hand. Browning knives have taken care of skinning and dressing game and thousands of other jobs for nearly 40 years. Today's Browning knife line is certainly the best ever and have reached a new level in quality and functionality. We always said that Browning had every kind of knife you could want. But now it is really true.

The Russ Kommer Connection

For nearly 30 years Russ Kommer has earned his living as a highly respected big game hunting guide in Idaho and in Alaska. The work of a guide doesn't end with leading clients to trophy game animals, it starts there. Once an animal is on the ground the real work begins. Over the years Russ used many knives to dress and skin countless animals, yet found each knife lacking in performance in one way or the other. He drew upon his wealth of hands-on experience and started designing and producing his own knives.

It turned out that Russ had an extreme knack for this art and has become a renowned, award-winning knife-maker. What started as a hobby and the search for a better blade has led to numerous best-in-show awards. Russ creates and personally field tests his designs to ensure that they meet the toughest standards -- his own. Browning is honored to team with Russ to produce many of the Browning Knives in our line today.

In the videos below, take a personal tour with Russ as he explains how he creates and designs several of the best knives in the Browning line-up. Learn some of the tricks of the trade. And discover which knife would be best for your situation. 

As detailed above, today nearly every Browning knife is designed by the legendary custom knifemaker, Russ Kommer. Where ever Russ goes people gather to learn more about his designs and to hear his amazing hunting stories. I don’t know if Russ Kommer would call himself a “celebrity.” We doubt it. He would probably be more comfortable with “friend” or “good guy”. We at Browning think of him more as “genius” or “master craftsman.” Since teaming up with Browning he has raised the level of function, design and overall class of the entire line of Browning knives to levels never before thought possible. And the specific knives he has designed and built are among the finest ever made — in the world.

How important is the type of steel in my knife?

Blade steel is an important component of the quality and the functionality of any knife or bladed too. Many factors such as edge retention, hardness, ease of sharpening and more -- combined with the end use of the knife -- made a huge difference in whether the knife is correct for the task you wish to perform. LEARN MORE ABOUT BLADE STEEL TYPES AND PERFORMANCE.