Most of you by now have heard of Mike Stewart, the owner of
River Knives. Mike was at the head of Blackjack Knives and then was chief executive of the knife division of Marble's Knives. After leaving Marble's, Mike formed
River Knife & Tool, and the business is steadily growing. He has always believed that the way to success in the knife business was to offer the customer fresh new designs, maximum performance and great value.
Bark River Knives represent the best of what happens when the best materials are meticulously handcrafted by fine American craftsmen. Built as rugged as Michigan's Upper Peninsula where Bark River knife and Tool is proudly based, these knives are true works of art that work. Each model is built as a custom knife maker would demand with only the finest blade steels and handle materials. But make no mistake, as beautiful as these knives are they are made to function in the great outdoors. Whether you use Bark River Knives for hunting, camping, tactical or military applications these knives will exceed your expectations. The Semi-custom quality and precise craftsmanship found in each knife clearly illustrates why
River knives are taking the fixed blade cutlery market by storm.
Please note that as of June 10, 2007, Daves Knife World is now carrying the special Custom Bark River knives. These knives are only manufactured in small lots of 50 or less pieces, and feature such appointments as Mosaic Pins, handle Spacers and Liners. THe fancy handles include exotic Burl Woods, Sambar Stag, Desert Ironwood and Bighorn Sheep. We invite you to experience for yourself the sheer beauty and performance capabilities of these fine American made fixed blade knives.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the unique process of manuacturing semi-custom knives such as Bark River Knife & Tool, we cannot guarantee that a particular handle variation will be in stock, even though the item is listed. We apologize for any confusion, and do the best we can in terms of keeping the various patterns updated. The best way to check availability of a particular knife is to either send us an email or call us at 419-606-0772. Please check the notes at the top of the page for each Series (e.g. Bushcraft / Survival), to see if a given pattern is SOLD OUT. Because Mike makes so many different patterns and different handle varations, it is very difficult to keep up with availability for a given knife. If a pattern is marked "SOLD OUT", please do not try to order (even if it appears on the page). Also, note that prices listed and product specifications for a given item are subject to change, based on production of a new batch. This is purely a reflection of the increased cost of steel and labor to manufacture the knife.