Black Label Arbitrator Knife

While walking the aisles at the 2012 SHOT Show, I came across the Browning area and noticed a little area reserved for the Black Label knives by Browning. These knives are specifically labelled as “Tactical Blades”, but in reviewing them I think there are broader applications for many of the knives.

In this article I’ll discuss my findings of the new Black Label products I learned through my interview with Black Label sales representative Jared Wihongi. Jared pointed out three new knives in the Black Label line, and in this article I’ll be detailing the Arbitrator. In other articles I’ll be reviewing the Shadow Fax, and Perfect Storm.

Black Label Arbitrator


This knife is a fixed blade, full-tang knife that takes on the appearance of a traditional dagger. In talking to Jared, he told me that this was one of his favorite “fighting” knives. Personally I was looking at the Shadow Fax or Perfect Storm to fulfill that role, but Jared’s experience in knife fighting should put any knife enthusiast at attention.