BRKT has a history of poor business practices including not taking responsibility for mislabeled steels, burning up blades or poor HT, and Mike Stewart has his own colorful history. I've had 3-4 BRKT knives over the years. None of them exploded and I believe they were all the steel as advertised, but grinding was off on several. Way too many manufacturers out the that have zero drama surrounding them for me to give my money to BRKT. To each their own of course.LOL Craytab, can you elaborate in a few words why? I think I have a pretty good idea even through my limited experience with BR, but I wanna hear your account.
Hey look! I'm a top poster!There’s nothing wrong with either brand but you’ll find some of the top posters make their minds up about a brand and want you to follow their lead.
Bark River has a lot of variation with scales. If you’re into all those exotic woods and resin combos, BRK will have something for you.
I wouldn’t turn either knife down, but I lean toward the LT Wright.
LOL Craytab, can you elaborate in a few words why? I think I have a pretty good idea even through my limited experience with BR, but I wanna hear your account.
If you opened it up to the LT version of the Bravo... you drop down to .156" in 3v.I like the blade shape and thumb ramp on the BR better then the LTW. I just wish the BR was made of a little thinner stock. I wish the LTW was made of slightly thicker stock.
I'd probably pick the BR knife.
I honestly don't know what is fact or fiction regarding BR and Mike Stewart. I've on been on the forums here over a decade, so I've seen the posts.
As a life long resident of MI, I'm probably guilty of being biased toward the MI company.
If you want to avoid BR and Mike Stewart, that is your right as a consumer. LT Wright seems like a great guy and builds a great knife.
I, for the record, own one BR knife. A Bravo 1.25 in A2. Great knife.