The Barlow knife, enshrined in popular culture by way of Mark Twain’s ‘Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, is the quintessential, hard-working American knife that was carried by ranchers and outlaws alike.
Putting his own spin on things is custom knife maker, Tracy LaRock, with his gorgeous custom Barlow Bolster, which combines classic lines and old-world charm with modern materials and updated styling.
The exquisite Barlow Bolster draws inspiration from the time-proven classic Barlow pattern. The versatile spear point blade shape makes for an incredible slicer due to the meticulously hand-ground blade that features a distinctive hamon. Inspired by Japanese bladesmithing, the hamon is created by the tempering process. The difference is hardness allows for both edge retention and flex without breaking.
A full-time soldier, currently with the Texas Army National Guard, Tracy grew up on a dairy farm and spent every spare moment hunting, trapping, and fishing. Suffice it to say, Tracy knows his knives and tools. Leveraging on his lifelong obsession and experience, Tracy honed his craft alongside veteran knife makers like knife makers Luke Swenson, Jared Oser, and Enrique Pena among others – and the rest is history.
As with every Tracy LaRock creation, each blade is carefully considered and individually handcrafted to perfection right here in America. It's finished off with mill-relieved brass liners and pins for durability, and bronze washers for a silky-smooth deployment. If you're looking for your ultimate Barlow, this is it.
- Custom-designed and crafted
W2 Blade Steel with hamon
- Half-stop slip joint mechanism
- Black paper micarta scales
- Bronze washers
- Blade Length: 2.73” (6.9342 cm)
- Weight: 2oz
- Closed Length: 3.5” (8.89 cm)
- Individually handcrafted in the USA
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