Browning has released a new folding knife design, and it's a pretty creative concept. Inspired by the utility knives and box-cutters found on job sites throughout the world, the new Browning Speed Load uses interchangeable blades for instant adaptability. Rather than carrying different knives, or making do with a single blade that's not ideal for every scenario, now you can swap one blade for another in the field.

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This knife uses a traditional folding knife structure, with G-10 handle, liner lock, and a thumb stud for manual opening. Each Speed Load comes with four different blades, each made of 420J2 stainless steel:

  • Full-size drop point (pictured above)
  • Small drop point
  • Utility/”box cutter” blade
  • Gut hook

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The Browning Speed Load was designed by Alaskan big game hunting guide Russ Kommer, and intended to adapt to any situation in seconds, without the use of tools. Better yet, it can accept the standard utility blade design found in most hardware stores, so you'll always have a supply of sharp blades on hand. And, if the other three blades become dull, replacements can be purchased without altering the rest of the knife or relying on sharpening tools.

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Here are the rest of this blade's specifications:

  • Overall length: 7-7/8 inches
  • Blade length: 3-1/8 inches
  • Blade material: 420J2 stainless
  • Handle material: G-10
  • Includes black nylon sheath
  • MSRP: $40

For more information on the Browning Speed Load knife and other 2016 new releases, visit

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