The great interest in Tirpitz-Damast damask over the years has convinced Boker to design another model supplied with the historic damask steel. The Boker Barlow Prime Tirpitz Damascus, much more compact than the original model, convinces not only in the collector's showcase, but also as a gentleman's knife. The blade made in the exclusive Tirpitz Damascus, is supplied with a modern elongated ricasso and opens with a nail notch. Damascus made with the material acquired from Tirpitz, sister ship of the legendary Bismarck which was the largest warship ever launched for the German Navy.
Soon after the end of World War II, a Norwegian specialist company began cannibalizing the ship, which sank off the Norwegian coast, in order to make the high-alloy steel available for civilian purposes. Norwegian divers recovered parts of Tirpitz's special armor from the fjord for Boker. From these pieces of living history, Damascus blacksmith Boker exclusively forges an extraordinary damask with a fascinating history. The combination of Tirpitz steel with carbon tool steels also results in an extremely strong Damascus which, with a Rockwell hardness of 61 to 63 HRC, is up to any task in everyday use.
The operational safety of the history-rich slipjoint pocket knife is further enhanced by a 90 degree locking mechanism when opening and closing. The characteristic teardrop shape of the Barlow is attributable to the English pocket knives of the seventeenth century, which certainly makes it one of the oldest models ever. The name of the classic probably dates back to an enterprising knife manufacturer from Sheffield of the same name, who began exporting the sturdy knives to North America around 1800. There they immediately enjoyed great popularity and so the first Barlow models also appeared in the history of the Boker Manufactory. Solingen at the end of the 19th century.
This integral version of the timeless classic with a contoured black micarta handle body, which is milled from solid and also forms the signature Barlow bolsters. neither. Handmade in the Boker knife factory in Solingen.
Intended use: EDC / Gentleman / Collection
Type of production: Industrial
Country of production: Germany - Solingen
Handle: micarta and walnut
Blade length: 69mm.
Blade thickness: 2.2mm.
Total length: 125mm.
Closure: SlipJoint (without blade lock)
Packaging: Cardboard box with Boker logos, fabric case with zip, papers
Note: limited edition