"In 1983 Browning approached the Seki Japan knifemakers with an idea to make a one-time limited-edition Damascus hunter based on one of Gil Hibben's designs. Up to that time the making of a Damascus blade involved the forge welding of iron and steel in alternating layers that often resulted in a costly and not very rust resistant final product. To meet Browning's requirements a new kind of Damascus was created by Master knifemaker Ichiro Hattori, not using iron, but stainless steel and nickel forge welded in 200 layers. The result with its surface grain, beautiful pattern and high luster was such the Browning changed their plans and decided to extend the limited run designating it as Browning Model 3816
Sold as the Model 3816 Double Edged Damascus Hunter with stainless steel guard and pommel and Cocobolo handle it was sold in a Walnut presentation case with no sheath and a certification letter from Browning written on Japanese Wa-shi (rice) paper. It retailed for $350.00 in 1985. A Limited Edition of 1000, this knife is numbered 0040, an extremely low number. Overall length is 7 1/2" and blade length of 3 5/8"."
The Browning Model appeared on the cover of The Gun Digest "Book of Knives" 3rd Edition 1988. (not included)
This listing includes the Browning Knife in 100% mint condition, Presentation Box, original Browning Rice paper certificate. A true collectible.