Browning announced that its Speed Load Tactical knife is now shipping to customers. This folding knife was introduced earlier this year.
The new knife bridges the gaps between sporting, self defense and utility use by making it with replaceable blades. As it ships, the knife comes with four different razor blade inserts that are made of 420J2 stainless steel. One blade is a modified tanto, another is a partially serrated drop point while the third is a modified sheepsfoot. A fourth blade is a standard utility knife blade.
The blades are 3.25″ long. While I’m sure Browning is happy to sell your replacement blades, the knife is compatible with standard sized utility blades that you can pick up at a local hardware store. For the other blades, you may have to deal with one of the standard online retailers like Brownells or Midway USA to get the Browning labeled blades.
Browning uses a handle with a grooved G-10 grip. A thumb stud assists in one handed opening, and the knife has a pocket clip for carrying. The knife comes with a nylon sheath and a hard plastic box for storing the unused blades.
The suggested retail price set by Browning is $39.99. That should put the Speed Load Tactical knife within reach of most shooters who are interested in it.