The patterns in the Damascus steel blade, the Moughton Stone inlay and Yorkshire oak handles are beautiful and mean that each Barlow knife is unique.
The Damascus steel is made in an historic forge in Portland Works, Sheffield, where the knife maker also has his workshop. This is the place where stainless steel was originally developed for use in cutlery over 100 years ago. The pattern in the steel comes from the process of folding and hammering in the forge.
Yorkshire oak handles are inlaid with scales of Moughton Stone, a very fine slate that is also used for making high quality whetstones. Moughton Stone comes from the Yorkshire Dales and has an attractive banding pattern.
The clip point blade is stamped with the maker’s mark as well as with ‘HebTroCo’. The back of the blade and knife spring are decorated by hand. Brass bolster and liners complete the pocket knife.
The Barlow knife style was invented in Sheffield in the 1600s and is characterised by its comfortable, tear drop shaped handle and heavy bolster. The HebTroCo Barlow Knife will be a prized possession to be handed down through the generations.
Michael May trained at a Sheffield cutlers, going on to specialise in the pen and pocket knife workshop. He went on to set up his own independent workshop, in the tradition of the Sheffield “Little Mesters”. He is one of the new generation of craftsmen who are keeping the tradition skills of the steel city alive.
The knife has a UK Legal 57mm folding, non locking blade.
HebTroCo Barlow Knife
Blade :: 153 layer Sheffield forged Damascus steel, hand decorated.
Spring :: Sheffield steel, hand decorated.
Handles :: Yorkshire Oak with Moughton Stone inlay
Bolster and Liners :: Brass
Blade length :: 57mm
Action :: Folding