Arno Bernard’s knives are known to have the perfect balance between edge retention and performance – If you are searching for a knife that can offer edge retention, stain and corrosion resistance, hardness and added toughness – look no further! Often an Arno Bernard Knife will be passed on as an heirloom to the next generation and make the perfect gift for both hunter and collector.
There is a type of drama that is created whenever a knife is drawn. The audience, if you have one, turns their attention towards your knife, mildly interested and waiting to see what will happen next. Your chance, should you choose to take it, is at this moment. Will you choose to entertain your new knife admirers with a little knife trick, or a quick flare of showmanship? This is more of a non-circus type of showiness; some knife owners have a natural quirk or ease when drawing their knives that is understated yet impressive.
A folding knife lends itself to an easy win with your audience, a quick, practiced, one-handed thumb flick and the blade is drawn. For extra showmanship credit, the speed of the knife coming to hand and the blade being drawn makes for an impressive almost sleight of hand magic. After using the knife be sure to let your audience admire the knife's quality for a grand finale before the knife is stowed away.
Take a look at our Rinkhals folding knife for a knife takes you back to a simpler time when your first pocketknife opened and closed without any locking mechanism. The slip joint mechanism of this folding knife features an innovative "safety" when it is approximately halfway open which causes the blade to be under very little tension, so it is easy to move your fingers out of the way before tension builds again and assists you in closing (or opening) the knife. Most slip joint knives have continuous tension throughout their entire range, which in some cases causes the blade to close before you can get your fingers out of the way. Since this knife does not have a mechanism that locks it open, always cut with the blade going away from you to prevent injury.
Our iMamba folding knife has a rounded opening tab on the top of the blade that enables one-handed opening.
How about a quick draw trick with a fixed blade hunting knife?
The secret to a successful draw with a fixed-blade hunting knife is in the balance. Our knives are handcrafted and are known to have the perfect balance between edge retention and performance.
A little goes a long way so a knife flash is impressive, and the safest. Just capture the light on the blade of your knife and make sure that the knife's quick glint is visible to your audience. A little spin on the palm or flip is a more advanced knife skill, as are the finger twirls. Make sure that the trick and catch are very well practiced before trying them in public.
How about a reverse draw or a spin on the draw?
Just a controlled wrist twist can look impressive with a knife in hand.
For extra showman credit, you can finish with a reverse spin or flip to present the hilt of your knife to the audience so they can admire the blade and hilt.
Arno Bernard Knives are designed for tough jobs and to be used as an everyday carry knife. They are finely crafted, and we can understand why they become badges of honor, collector's items, and excellent for showing off. Remember, they want to be used, and you will always have a richer experience when you tackle any knife task with your favorite Arno Bernard Hunting Knife.