In my little world, guns and knives go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just like I have favorite guns, I have a few cherished knives. A couple are custom-made, but a few came off the shelf at my local big-box outdoor store.
As a lot of Shooting Times readers know, Browning is a leading producer of sporting knives for outdoorsmen and hunters. I’ve used many Browning knives over the years, both folding-type and fixed-blade knives, and they have been excellent. I have a favorite Browning knife that I’ve used for a number of years, but I’m always on the lookout for new knives, and the Buckmark Hunter caught my eye.
Browning says its fixed-blade Buckmark Hunter knife is “beautiful enough for a special presentation and useful enough to carry in the field.” I agree. Plus, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like so many custom-made knives do.
The Buckmark Hunter is a sturdy drop-point type with the Browning Buckmark set into the two-tone hardwood handle. This knife has brass pins in the handle and comes with a top grain, sewn leather belt sheath.
The 3.13-inch blade is mirror-polished 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a Rockwell Hardness Rating of 56–58. The handle is full-tang construction and made of zebra and ebony wood. The handle has an index finger cutout, brass accents, and a lanyard hole. The blade’s spine has anti-skid grooves. The Buckmark Hunter knife is 7.0 inches long, and in my mind it’s the perfect size for serious hunters.