Brad Zinker

Brad Zinker Urban Barlow Front Flipper - Damasteel (Custom)

Modern-day Barlow

When Brad Zinker makes a Barlow, you take notice. Renowned for being the pioneer of the ultra-thin folding knife, Brad is one of the most highly regarded custom knife makers and is a voting member of the Knifemakers Guild. Suffice it to say, this is no ordinary Barlow.

The Barlow-style knife, as written in Mark Twain’s ‘Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, is the quintessential, hard-working American knife that was carried by ranchers and outlaws alike.

What we have here in the Urban Barlow Front Flipper is an evolution of a classic. It combines Barlow's classic lines and old-world charm with modern materials and updated styling.

On the cutting edge, the Urban Barlow Front Flipper features a Nidhogg Damasteel blade. According to Norse mythology, Nidhogg is a ferocious dragon who gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil. As such, Nidhogg Damasteel boasts the most detailed and symmetrical pattern containing arcs, stars, and diamonds running from side to side – there's simply nothing quite like it.

Drawing inspiration from the time-proven classic Barlow knife, the clean and uncluttered handle feature Mammoth ivory scales, along with a cutout for the non-traditional liner lock mechanism.

The blade glides glass-smooth on caged bearings and a perfectly-tuned detent makes for the most satisfying action. Jimping on the flipper tang and lock bar face enhances control, while a floating backspacer completes this exquisite package.

Built to absolute perfection, this modern take on the traditional Barlow knife will make for the ideal addition to your everyday carry. Not only is it non-intimidating and highly capable, but it’s also a functional work of art that you will derive a lifetime of pleasure from owning and using.

  • Designed and made by Brad Zinker
  • Nidhogg Damasteel blade
  • Versatile drop point blade shape
  • Mammoth ivory scales
  • Floating backspacer
  • Sleek liner-lock design
  • Blade length: 3.00" (7.62 cm)
  • Cutting edge: 3.00"  (7.62 cm)
  • Closed length: 3.75" (9.525 cm)
  • Overall length: 6.75" (17.145 cm)
  • Handmade in the Florida, USA

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