Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
A UNIQUE, ATTRACTIVE, & USEFUL FOLDER
I purchased this unique single-blade Barlow from KnifeCenter back in late March of 2014. The "one Arm Bandit" style blade is absolutely functional from the historical aspect of the design, and adds to the desirability of the knife. The genuine India Stag Scales (handles) are very well fitted to the knife and the nickel silver bolsters & liners enhance the high quality of this neat and unusual folder. The blade is well-fitted and works in perfect timing with the slip joint-type mechanical spring. The blade grind & sharpness reflect good workmanship as well as the overall fit & finish of the knife. As I've said before on numerous occasions, you get a lot of "bang for the buck" when you purchase a Bear & Son product.