Barlow Friction Folder with Black and Orange G10

Product Description for Barlow Friction Folder with Black and Orange G10

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $180.00
Item num: 100178
Blade length: 2.45 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.40 in.
Total length: 6.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.72 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.4 oz.
Blade: Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Black G-10 with an orange G-10 liner
Style: Friction folder
Description: This Willem Steenkamp custom Barlow Friction Folder is a fantastic edc. The spear point blade and ergonomic handle are perfectly designed to be your go-to folding knife. This friction folder is a lightweight knife that is ergonomic, utilitarian, aesthetically pleasing, and solidly built. It is a knife that will give you quick function in a very non-threatening package. The friction folder mechanism allows this knife to be carried in jurisdictions where locking blades are not allowed. The Barlow profile is a time-tested, exceptionally useful shape.
Willem was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives.
The 2.4 inch spear point blade is made from satin finished N690 stainless steel hardened to 59HRC. The high grind is simply superb, since Willem did it by hand. N690 is created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The blade is well centered and has smooth, consistent action. It is easily opened using either the extended tang or the thumb nick. Because friction folders don't have a lock, they are legal in nearly all jurisdictions. The extended 'tang' at the end of the blade provides a safe thumb rest, effectively stopping the blade from closing while in use.
The handle is made from black G-10 with orange G-10 liners. A black G-10 backspacer keeps the knife sturdy, durable, yet incredibly light (just 2 oz!).
Exceptional work throughout!


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