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EDC Knife Review: Browning Black Label Decoded

The Browning Black Label Decoded assisted opening knife sits somewhere between an EDC and a tactical. (Browning photo)

A Workhorse EDC Knife

EDC knife reviewGenerally speaking I am not a fan of tanto blades. In the case of the Browning Black Label Decoded Assisted Open, however, I like the blade design quite well.

Its squared-off tip made for a perfect cutting edge on rope and rubber tubing, and made my work easier. If I had to cut rope or tubing all day, this would be my knife of choice. The modified tanto blade worked equally well on other materials.

The handle is contoured and reasonably comfortable, though the edges could do with some rounding. The grip is a tad heavy but nothing most folks would notice. The clip was very strong and positioned the tip-down blade for an easy, natural grip.

Testing the Browning Black Label Decoded.

The Verdict

It’s a handy-sized assisted opening knife that does pretty much everything I would need it to do.

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