Pocket knives not only transform with the passage of time and due to the associated changing tastes. Technical advancements have had an equally profound effect on pocket knives. Premium and engineering-oriented materials such as titanium, zirconium or carbon fiber for handles, along with powdered metal blade steels, whose performance figures would have brought tears to the eyes of our fathers and grandfathers, mark these developments every bit as much as ball-bearing hinged blades or particularly ingenious opening and locking mechanisms. Entirely classic, traditional pocket knives nevertheless enjoy unfettered popularity, and the demand for the evergreens among these useful everyday helpers continues to be high. The scales on the Böker Barlow Classic are made from bog oak, a material whose old growth appeal has given this special handle material its enduring popularity. In combination with the shimmering polish of the nickel silver bolsters, it most appropriately embodies the essence of this series. The characteristically long bolster and slightly "stocky frame" are hallmarks of the Barlow. Chad Nichols shaped the blade from hand-forged, stainless Damascus in the Ripple pattern. The knife is limited to 500 copies world-wide. Discover the fascination of a timeless classic with the Böker Barlow Classic Damascus, which will take you along on a journey to the origins of the modern pocket knife.