Most of Böker’s headline-grabbing releases each year come out under their Böker Plus lineup. Those knives, which tend to focus on collaborations, modern designs, and affordable materials, are produced in various parts of the world, but the company’s factory in Solingen focuses on premium folders, kitchen cutlery, and traditionals. It turns out out a smaller, but still extensive by most standards, catalog of new models each year. Among the latest to join the Böker Solingen line is the Barlow Prime, the company’s latest take on the barlow pattern.
Despite the imposing name, the Barlow Prime has a lot in common with traditional barlows. This is a slipjoint designed purely for old-fashioned EDC, with a 2.72-inch spear point blade, ideal for slicing up an apple or opening a box. Opening is accomplished via the tried and true French cut nail mark; that of course means that the Barlow Prime is solely a two-hand opener.
Slipjoint Summer has a nice ring to it. I definitely pare down my EDC for lightweight summer pockets.View Linked Article