As you know, Barry Gallagher is well known for his award-winning high-end custom art knives. So we had a special challenge in producing Barry‘s Badger™ design at a quality level that would satisfy him, while keeping the price low enough to satisfy you.
This knife features our patented OutBurst™ assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. Then the blade springs open instantly for use. Yes, this is a design for right-hand opening, but it is the best integration of folder safety and fast access that we have ever seen in sport and work folders.
The Badger™ uses high-carbon 5Cr15MoV stainless steel for the 2.85” blade, and has a non-reflective black oxide coating for maximum corrosion resistance. We call the blade shape a “notched drop point” with a high hollow grind and a strong center spine. The result is a blade with excellent slicing ability and good penetrating ability with minimum weight.
Our InterFrame locking liner build has two stainless steel liners, also black oxide finished, and a black aluminum back spacer. For the Badger scales, we have created a special layered green and black textured G10, which is CNC machined top and bottom to aid grip. As a final touch, we added a removable custom stainless steel clip.
The effect from this knife is indistinguishable from the best custom builds. You can tell your friends these are Barry Gallagher designs, but you don’t have to mention their very affordable prices.