Barr Tools Custom Knives Barr Tools is now offering a limited number of custom knives for sale. Barr Quarton has been hand-crafting knives since 1974. In 1984 Barr’s “Freedom Dagger” won best of show at the New York Custom Knife Show. Barr is a self-taught artist and in 1985 won the Idaho Arts Council grant to study with a traditional Japanese sword smith. Barr offers a variety of fixed-blade hunting, combat and collectible knives in stainless, forged and Damascus steel. View the current selection for sale here.
Forged Vs. Machine Made There is no comparison. In a day and age where
most tools are drop forged, stamped or cut out and then poorly tempered,
of people have never had the pleasure of using a well-made tool. Hand
forging with hammers compresses the steel, introducing more carbon into
a smaller area. Carbon is what cuts, therefore you get a superior edge.
After annealing, the tools are quenched then tempered to the proper hardness.
The tool is then fitted with a hardwood handle that seats properly in
the socket. The shock ring on top helps prevent splitting.
all come shaving sharp and may be shipped back to me for re-sharpening
and repair work at any time for a nominal fee. If for any reason
you are dissatisfied with these tools, simply return within one year
for a full refund or exchange.
remember our tools are hand forged, sizes are approximate and may
vary slightly. Call to confirm availability and estimated ship date.
Shipping as requested by UPS, or USPS Mail. Prices subject to change
a wide assortment of Hand Forged Woodworking Tools and accessories. These include: Custom Woodworking Tools, Adz & Scorps, Cabinet Makers
Building Tools, Corner & Swan Chisels, Draw Knives, Framing & Bench
Chisels, Gardening Tools, Gouges, Leather Guards & Sharpening Stones,
Mallets, Slicks & Large Gouges, Timber Tools, Mike Dunbar Style & Barr
received the chisels a few weeks ago but have only just had time
to use them
and let me say how pleased I am at their performance. In an age
where we have become accepting of mediocrity and the “near enough” philosophy
that pervades our society, it is refreshing to find someone who actually
takes pride in their work, excelling beyond standards set by others
both in performance and finish; these are simply stunning chisels
and I hope that when I have finished using them (I’m 43 mind
you) that my son will inherit them and continue in their use.Needless
to say, the reviews I have read have been accurate and in fact
somewhat understating of your chisels, I am looking forward to
other blade ware in the future.
Regards, Mark Thompson
208.634.3641 • Toll Free 800.235.4452 • E-mail Barr Tools
For shipping to Barr Specialty Tools: P.O. Box 4335 - McCall, ID 83638