Bark river knife history

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  1. Gecco304

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    image.jpeg Does anyone know any history on Barkrivers knives? I have this one I might try to sell. Looking for how much it's worth.
     
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    I have no idea what it's worth. But, it is a good reproduction of a Randall Model 1 Fighting Knife.

    b/r

    RB
     
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    I wonder if you could hit up Dutch Bushcraft Knives
     
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    Call Bark River and ask for Mike the head guy, they are in Escanaba Mich. nowadays and he is a really nice fellow, so is his son.
    If it says Effingham Ill on it I think thats where they started.

    Larry
     
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    That is an interesting model there. I am interested to hear the answer on when it was made.
    Regards
     
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    To me it looks like a macvsog model. Someone had one for sale on here recently.
     
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    Disregard like mentioned above ya a real good copy of a Randall
     
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    Could you take a close up photo of the maker's mark near the guard for us? Just for history's sake. I have an early BRKT 1st production run knife, and it has their modern etching style.
     
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    That would be the KLC11689 Fighter. With the micarta handle about $250 and the Leather custom order handle and stainless pommel about $350. With yours being used I would guess the $200 to 250 range. Hope this helps.
     
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    Would that be a "barn" knife?
     
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    A Bark River barn knife is where they started in Michigan. Mike Stewart has a long history at many knife companies. When he started his own knife company the started out of a "barn", those are barn knives. Mike's company has a tremendous warranty and puts out about 40,000 knives a year now. They aren't in a barn any longer.
     
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    Let me clarify, I understand that. The date of 2002 would place it close to the barn days.

    Edit: In a youtube video Mike states that the business outgrew the barn in summer of 2003.
    That is a BRKT barn knife.
     
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    Thanks for the history lesson gentlemen. I believe this one seems like somewhat of a collectible. Never really used it yet. I aquired it about 3 years ago. It seems like a solid knife.
     
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    To someone desiring a BRKT from the barn era, yes, more collectible than current models.
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