This is a high quality Browning hunting knife made by Tak Fukuta in the late 1990s-early 2000s. It features Browning's lockback Swivel-Lok which allows the knife blade to be locked open for blade use, or half-way for saw use. The blade is AUS-8 with an agressive sawback, and the handle is black thermoplastic with checkered rubber inserts. Tak Fukuta was the first Japanese member of the American Knife Maker's Guild, and apprentice to Bob Loveless. He hand crafted fine quality knives that impressed his mentor. Over the years, his factory in Seki, Japan also produced knives for Parker, Valor, Gutmann, Explorer, Frost, and Browning among others. After his passing, several vintage unused old stock models were found at his warehouse. This knife is one of these rare finds.
- Model: Browning 616
- Condition: Unused vintage old stock in mint condition
- Made in Japan
- Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length: 9.75" long
- Blade: 5.125" long, AUS-8A Stainless with aggressive double point saw
- Handle: Black molded
- Knife and sheath only, bulk packaged