Browning Sportsman Series Model 40181 - Trailing Point Hunting Knife $150
While Browning is naturally known for it’s firearms, it’s knives are also well known to collectors. A number of models were designed in the late 1960s for Browning by a young Gil Hibben decades before Rambo III or Star Trek movies made him famous. Designated the Sportsman’s Series they were outright hunting knives, both folding and fixed blades made to complement Browning’s firearms in the field. Like many other U.S. knife companies at the time, Browning had knives made in the U.S., Germany, Italy and Japan. As a result one may encounter some of the oldest same or similar models with a different country of origin. This shift in country of origin reflects the economics of the post WWII world.
BROWNING SPORTSMAN'S "TRAILING POINT" HUNTING KNIFE MODEL 40181 GOOD CONDITION, 440 C SERIES STAINLESS STEEL STAMINA WOOD HANDLES BRASS POMMEL & GUARD CUSTOM FITTED LEATHER SHEATH & ORIGINAL BOX INCLUDED knife measure-8" overall, blade 3 3/4", 3mm (.12") HAND CRAFTED & FINISHED MADE IN USA HOLDS AN EDGE YET SHARPENS EASILY
Abner Fitzwillie notes; "this is your classic hunting knife of the 70's. This used knife is in immaculate condition, the sheath shows wear from the knife being stored in it, but the blade shows no marks at all. It has the original paperwork from Browning and the box. Great gift for a hunter. A knife like this demands to be carried and used"