Browning Crowell/Barker Competition Knife - Model 580 - This unique competition knife is a joint design effort between James Crowell and Reggie Barker, the only two men to have won an American Bladesmith Society (ABS) World Cutting Championship. Known as “The Sharpest Man in Texas,” Reggie Barker has won five cutting competitions in Washington, Arkansas and at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing Hammer-ins. He’s taken first place three times at the Spirit of Steel Show and won the 2004 and 2005 ABS World Championship Cutting Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Well known throughout the knife industry, Crowell’s flawlessly crafted knives have appeared in over 20 publications worldwide and have been regarded among the best hand-forged knives ever produced. The Browning Crowell/Barker Competition Knife includes a top-grain leather sheath and a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by both Jim Crowell and Reggie Barker. If there ever was a first-class, unique knife to collect or use, the Browning Crowell/Barker Competition is that knife.
- Blade - Heavy drop point, made from high-carbon steel with a .142 satin finish, laser-etched on one side
- Handle - Phenolic laminate with three rivets and wrist lanyard