Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
UNIQUE & WELL-CRAFTED SINGLE BLADE BARLOW
This folder is a very attractive and functional piece, and will delight the eye. I can say without reserve that besides the well-crafted functional aspects of this unique single blade Barlow, the beauty of the Rosewood scales (handles) are very well finished and compliment the rest of the knife. The nickel silver bolsters and liners enhance the overall appeal of the folder. The blade is tight and functions flawlessly with the mechanical slip-joint spring, and comes moderately sharp from the factory. I bought this One-Arm Bandit Barlow in March of 2015 which was by coincidence one year to the month later that I had purchased (from KnifeCenter.com) the Stag-handled Bear & Son One-Arm Bandit Barlow. I use both as a general-purpose knife, and the high-carbon stainless blade is easy to sharpen & maintain a cutting edge. The One-Arm Bandit Barlow is truly a conversation piece with a proud history and made in the USA!