Bark River JX4 Bush Bat Black Canvas
Bark River specializes in cutting tools for outdoorsmen and others who need real performance in the field. They use a blend of traditional/contemporary designs and styles to get a product that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also ultra-functional.
The JX4 Bushbat was designed by Chris Tanner, AKA preparedmind01. It's a purpose built everyday carry knife that also incorporates some bushcraft and combat karambit aspects as well. The ergonomic shape allows it to work for nearly all hand sizes and perform any task. It can skin, slice, feather, chop, split, notch, and everything in between with its deep bellied blade. The pinky ring allows you to use the knife in the reverse grip in a tactical encounter or supremely securely during normal cutting tasks.
Full Tang Construction
Blade Length: 3.60" (9.14 cm)
Overall Length: 7.75" (19.69 cm)
Blade Material: A2 Tool Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.18 mm)
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Finish: Satin
Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
Sheath Material: Leather
Weight: 4.125 oz.
Designer: Chris Tanner
Made in the USA
If I had picked this knife up in the store I would have put it right back down, the handle is a big problem. The blade is great but the handle is slippery, skinny and weird. It doesn't work as a Karambit either, it's just too uncomfortable. If you thought you liked this check out the JX6 Companion from Bark River and Chris Tanner or check out the LT Wright Camp Muk or Chris's Jessmuk.