GarageBoy wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:00 am
Would getting rid of the inlays alone make it a better seller? - the file work kinda help makes it a truer barr knife
From the responses here, I would say that the inlays generally mitigated against the knife. For me, they had personal significance so I was fine. Eventually I had to sell it but life happens. I agree that the file work was extraordinary for a production folder and gave it loads of character. I don’t know how much that added to the cost.
However, having and using the knife as a basic frequently carried pocket knife I came to really appreciate it as an outstanding user knife. Barr’s design is so subtle that it cannot be understood until one has it in hand, carries it frequently and puts it to use. I think it is extraordinarily fine. That is why I would like to see one in a price range of, say the Ikuchi or Para Military 2 for example. If more people had one I think it’s reputation would take off.
I am biased, for certain, but aren’t we all?
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