Boker Solingen Barlow Prime Tirpitz Damascus
The huge interest in our exceptional Boker Tirpitz Damascus has convinced us to design another model with the historic Damascus steel. Compared to the original model, the Boker Solingen Barlow Prime Tirpitz Damascus is much more compact and convinces not only in the collector‘s showcase, but also as a gentleman‘s knife suitable for the pocket. The blade is made of the unique Tirpitz Damascus, is equipped with a modern, elongated ricasso and is opened by nail nick.
The sister ship of the legendary Bismarck was the largest battleship ever launched for the German Navy. Immediately after the end of World War II, a Norwegian specialist company began dismantling the ship, which had sunk off the Norwegian coast, to make the high alloy steel available for civilian purposes. Norwegian divers recovered pieces of the Tirpitz‘s special armor from the fjord for Boker. From these pieces of living history, the Boker Damascus smith exclusively forges an exceptional Damascus with a fascinating history. The Great Pyramid pattern in 200 layers distinguishes the hand forged Damascus steel blade and makes this knife the highlight of any knife collection.
The combination of Tirpitz steel with carbon tool steels also results in an extremely durable Damascus that, with a Rockwell hardness of 61 to 63 HRC, is up to any task in everyday use. The operating safety of this history-making slip joint pocket knife is further enhanced by a 90-degree detent during opening and closing.
The characteristic teardrop point shape of the Barlow can be traced back to the English pocket knives of the 17th century, which certainly makes it one of the oldest models ever. The name of the classic probably goes back to an enterprising Sheffield knife manufacturer of the same name, who began exporting the sturdy knives to North America around 1800. There they immediately enjoyed great popularity and so at the end of the 19th century the first Barlow models also appeared in the history of the Boker manufactory.
This integral construction version of the timeless classic is equipped with a contoured handle body made of black Micarta, which is milled from the solid and also forms the characteristic bolsters of the Barlow. The lightweight design can thus completely dispense with additional liners made of metal. Thanks to the likewise contoured handle scales made of domestic walnut wood, the unique gentleman‘s knife is extremely comfortable in the hand. The decorative rivets are made of nickel silver, the blade axle screw of stainless steel. Comes with a high quality felt pouch for storage. Handmade in the Boker knife manufactory in Solingen.
- Material: Wood
- Blade length: 2.72″
- Thickness: 2.2mm
- Overall length: 6.22″
- Weight: 1.1 oz