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Case Folding Barlow Knife

Wood Handle Pocket Knife Review

Posted by Ken

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Case Folding Barlow Knife W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a long history of producing quality, American-made knives. The Barlow knife has been around a long time, too, and it's good to see a knife maker with a sense of tradition come out with such a beautiful example.

This Case Barlow is nothing new in terms of design: a large spear blade and smaller pen blade, with large bolster and a 3 3/8 inch handle made from lacewood - commonly named silky oak, a straight grain wood with an attractive, coarse, and even texture. The blades are plain edge, made from Case's special high-carbon Tru-Sharp Surgical Stainless Steel, which keeps an edge longer than conventional steel blades. It's also known for extraordinary blade strength and corrosion resistance.

Lacewood makes for an attractive handle, but a functional one as well. The blades are both strong and striking. This is a knife that could be given to any knife enthusiast - the type that is looking to fill an empty space in a display case, or the type that is looking to fill a pocket for everyday use.

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