Kissing Crane Medium Brown Mule Pocket Knife


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  • This is your next heirloom pocket knife
  • 3 1/4" blade 440 stainless steel blade
  • Brown Mule etching on blade
  • Solid hardwood handle
  • Brass pins and liners
  • Closed: 4 1/4"

The Brown Mule Pocket Knife by Kissing Crane is a nod at the pioneer tradition of America so it has that family heirloom appearance. The 3 1/4" blade 440 stainless steel blade has a Brown Mule motif etched on the blade and the handle is a beautiful, solid hardwood. The pocket knife also has brass pins and liners that add to its beauty. Kissing Crane knives are a result of over 175 years of expert cutlery tradition. So, whether you are searching for authentic cutlery to collect, a top quality knife to give as a gift or a superior blade to carry, don't pass this one up!

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.52 out of 5
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Aaron Pence
Mar 18, 2018
(5 out of 5)
Great, simple

Just got mine and it’s great! Simple, sharp, just all around good shape. I recommend it!


Charles Gottlieb
Jan 06, 2018
(1 out of 5)
Brown Mule Pocket Knife

Blade has a very slight bend to it; also it is difficult to open the knife. There are also some very fine nicks on the top of the blade near the tip. I have always been very pleased with Kissing Crane, but not with this knife. I'll be returning it.


Sep 08, 2017
(5 out of 5)
Christmas present

Received my knife for Christmas, 2007. Understand that the blade print said "Farming Tradition" rather than "Brown Mule", but trust me when I say it is the same knife. Simply stated, I have put this knife through hell. I camp with it at least three times each summer and once in the winter, carried it with me when I was recalled to the Marine Corps, and used it as an EDC the rest of the time. It has cut branches, skinned small game, pared and sliced fruit, cut the strapping on MRE cases, used as a screwdriver, and opened letters at work. My blade is not stainless, so using a mag rod is no problem. The carbon steel has discolored somewhat, but is not pitted. I have shaved with the knife. The wood handles have no chips or rough spots, The original brass rivets are still holding the handles in place. The handles have turned a dark brown from dirt, sweat, rainwater, and blood from small game. They are smooth and slightly shiny from being carried in pocket. A few strokes on an Arkansas stone makes the blade razor sharp.


Nov 05, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Perfect every day carry

Good for every day use.Its a great all around knife


Charles Reid Cloninger
May 26, 2015
(4 out of 5)
Very good knife

This is a very good knife for the money. I bought it because I have a larger version I have had now for 20 years. It ended up in my kitchen from a weekend party and nobody claimed it. I loved the larger version and in 20 years I have had to sharpen it twice! It keeps a great edge for a long time obviously. This smaller one is made in China so I am not expecting the same quality or longevity but it is a nice knife nonetheless. It is a good size, it fits the hand well and is relatively sharp out of the box. It only has one blade so if you need more look elsewhere. It is simple, does the job for which it is created and it's simplicity is a statement all by itself. Good purchase. (Would have been 5 stars if not from China)


Mar 31, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Unexpectedly long blade

A very decent knife, that is easy to carry in your pocket. Good quality. Nice handle with brass rivets. Old-fashioned classic.


Dec 01, 2014
(4 out of 5)
Right Price

This knife is China made, but for the price, it's a good buy. I like that the knife blades are NOT stainless steel. It's hard to find a knife that has this type blade. I'm satisfied.


Jerry Dosher
Oct 08, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Good Buy

I have used Kissing Crane knives for some time now and I find them to be durable and easy to maintain sharp. The Brown Mule is a great value.


Jul 25, 2014
(5 out of 5)

I found this Knife to be a great value. Holds an edge well and is now in my pocket everyday.


Apr 05, 2014
(3 out of 5)
Low price, China made

I ordered both the "KISSING CRANE BROWN MULE" $6.98 and the "KISSING CRANE POCKET FARMER" $8.99 - both made in China but the "Brown Mule" finish is rougher / not as polished. "Brown Mule" looks like it was made in a different factory, the logo has the 2 cranes but without the text "Kissing Crane Since 1834" found on the nicer finished "Pocket Farmer"(gave the Pocket Farmer 5 stars). The "Brown Mule" has a longer blade, no blade lock on either knife,both sharp out of the box, "Brown Mule" will probably need regular cleaning after use so the etched graphic on the blade doesn't rust. I would say spend the extra $2 for the "KISSING CRANE POCKET FARMER",put it in your cart and wait for a Free Shipping code in your email from Budk


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