As we have been working our way through the 100 Knives in 100 Days Giveaway, we have been trying to spread out the different companies, but I am making an exception today. I was unable to get my post on the Browning Knives Joint Venture out until this afternoon, and I felt like I didn’t give them enough of a plug. Since they provided us with 9 knives to give away, I can still spread the other ones out.
Today we are giving away a Featherweight Classic fixed blade, again courtesy of the folks at Browning Knives.
Browning describes the Featherweight Classic as “A beautiful knife, but not too beautiful to use. The Featherweight Classic Fixed is made from high-quality stainless steel and gorgeous zebrawood.” They go on to highlight the checkered zebrawood scales and stitched leather sheath among the knife’s virtues.
The Featherweight Classic is definitely a bird and trout knife, not a dedicated filet. There is little to no flex to the blade. But I have dressed out enough birds in my life to tell straight away that this would be an excellent tool for the task.
The grind was even throughout the length of the blade’s edge.
The ergonomics were great in my medium sized hand. My thumb rested comfortably on the jimping, I didn’t notice any hotspots.
I was unable to locate an outside review of the knife. This is unfortunate, because I would love to see someone confirm my impressions of the knife.
Again, I would like to thank the folks at Browning Knives for sending us so many knives to give away. It has been educational for me to examine each one closely, because my familiarity with their lineup is a bit less than some. They offer a variety of knives across a range of price points, and this one is a nice value in a solid bird and trout knife.