New box of merchandise came in last night and just started getting it listed in the store this morning. In the box were a few Bark River knives and one is the Bark River Sahara. I like it!
I’ve used the Bark River Gameskeeper II and always like the generously proportioned handle combined with a large, heavy duty blade. Possibly not an EDC belt knife, but the Gameskeeper II was perfect for heavy duty cutting, chopping and batoning. After handling the Bark River Sahara and comparing it to the Gameskeeper II, it’d be a great alternative if you don’t need the extra heft.
The more rounded contours of the handle (resulting from the slimmer tang) also made the knife feel deceptively smaller then it is.
The Bark River Sahara comes in a leather sheath with a lanyard loop. I like the deep carry sheaths so much better then the snap or button ‘security’ straps. Your knife is easily accessible and quickly deployed when you need it. It’s a bit like a good pistol holster. I want it easily accessible and easy to reholster. The last thing I want is a strap hanging in the way when I’m trying to resheath my knife with just one hand.