Browning produces more models of knives than many knife companies, and for 2017 their tactical Black Label line continues to grow.
Browning Black Label tactical knives are designed with the input of Jared Wihongi, one of the most recognized law enforcement and military instructors in edged weapons. Five new folding liner lock style knives have been added to the Black Label line: The Equal, Eradicate, Freeze Point, Blind Spot and Hysteria.
The Equal is built with a hollow ground drop point blade made of 7Cr17MoV stainless steel. The blade is a flipper assist opening design with a black stonewash finish and anti-skid grooves in the spine. The handle is made of textured black G-10 scales secured with flush fit fasteners. A Buckmark pocket clip keeps The Equal within easy reach. The overall length of the Equal is
8-1/2″ and the blade length is 3-1/2″. Retail price is $24.99
The Eradicate knife has a hollow ground, tanto-style blade made of 440 stainless steel and features flipper assist opening, anti-skid groves on the spine, thumb stud, blood groove and matte black stonewash finish. Two models are available, and both feature a black, G-10 handle. One model incorporates a contrasting tan G-10 handle insert and the other model includes a carbon fiber insert. A glass breaking point is on the end of the handle. A metal pocket clip keeps the knife securely held in a pocket or on a belt. Overall length is 8-3/4″ and the blade length is 3-7/8″. Retail price for the Black/Tan model is $39.99 and the Black/Carbon Fiber is $55.00.
Next in the Black Label line is the Freeze Point. This knife features a hollow ground, compound tanto-style blade made of 7Cr1MoV stainless steel with a matte black stonewash finish and ambidextrous thumb stud. The handle is made from sturdy G-10 laminate with machined slots for an improved grip. Flush fit fasteners secure the handle. The blade spine and frame both have anti-skid groves. A metal pocket clip features the Buckmark logo. The Freeze point has an overall length of 8-1/8″ and a blade length of 3-1/2″. Retail price is $29.99
The folding liner lock equipped Blind Spot features a slender profile, hollow ground drop point blade made of 7Cr1MoV stainless with a matte black stonewash finish. The blade also has anti-skid groves on the spine. The handle is made of handsome-looking mottled hemp Micarta™ laminate and is secured in place with flush fit fasteners. Overall length of the knife is 8-3/4″ and the blade length is 3-3/16″. Retail price is $39.99.
The Hysteria is a folding liner lock knife with a hollow ground, 7Cr1MoV stainless steel, deep belly tanto-style blade with a matte black stonewash finish. The blade has an ambidextrous thumb stud to allow easy opening with one hand. The knife is available with either black or tan G-10 laminate scales and is attached using flush fit fasteners. Both the frame and blade spine of this knife have anti-skid groves. A metal pocket clip and lanyard eye round out the features of the Hysteria. The overall length is 6-1/2″ and the blade length is 2-11/16″. Retail price is $34.99.