BROWNING WITH BITE! THIS GUN MANUFACTURER’S PERFECT STORM OFFERS SOME WICKED SLICE. rivate label knives by firearms manufacturers run the gamut from highly affordable, offshore-made fare to high-end quality made right here in America. The Browning Black Label Perfect Storm falls in the latter group. Browning’s Black Label line is a group of tactical gear ranging from guns, clothing, flashlights, knives and even gun safes. They’re obviously taking their knife line seriously—there are over 40 edgy things on their website. The Perfect Storm is a USA-made folder with a clipped-point Tanto blade rooted in Asian design. This blade design took fire in the tactical knife market in the early 1990’s when ace Japanese-American knifemaker Bob Lum (now sadly deceased) introduced it in his custom knives. It is primarily a blade style used for combat, but offers a good degree of utility. The Perfect Storm has a 3.875-inch double-ground The Perfect Storm has a 3.875-inch double-ground of 154CM version (some Tantos have stainless steel with a black coating. a uni-facial chisel grind) of premium 154CM stainless steel with a nice handful. The handle is drilled a black coating in harmony with at all four corners to allow the pocket stainless bolsters and G10 scales. A clip to be mounted for tip-up or tipliner-lock mechanism hides within down carry with options for both the frame, keeping the blade stoutly right and left handers. The blade secured when called for. At 9.3 inches rolls out via thumb studs, here again overall the Perfect Storm makes for ambidextrous. The folder’s slick handle styling is every bit as comfortable as its BLACK LABEL looks, and at 6.3 ounces the knife has PERFECT STORM a welcome substantial feel. BrownMAKER: BROWNING ing fans will no doubt like the Perfect ONE BROWNING WAY MORGAN, UT 84050 Storm, but if you’re not a brand stick(801) 876-271 ler and want an aggressive tactical WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/INDEX folder with strong attributes, by all Steel: 154CM stainless steel, Blade means dive right in. At $220 suggested length: 3.875 inches, Overall length: retail, the Browning Perfect Storm is a 9.3 inches, Weight: 6.3 ounces, Handle: wicked bit of business that will serve Stainless steel bolsters/G10 scales, Carry: Pocket clip, Price: $220 you well. P PAT COVERT W WW. GUNS M AGAZI N E . COM 56 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • SEPTEMBER 2015 ONLINE!