Designed by legendary Russ Komer, the Browning Escalade series knives are built to last with a rugged, edge-holding 440-C stainless steel blade forged in either a functional skinner type or versatile drop point style. Excellent balance and extremely functional blade shapes make quick work of field dressing and skinning game. If you prefer the warmth and beauty of wood, a fine box elder burl has been selected to perfectly offset the polished steel blade and mirror-like bolsters. If function is chosen ahead of form, models with durable Krayton rubber handles ensure a positive grip. These is the first series of knives Russ designed specifically for Browning and they remain among the premier hunting knives available anywhere.