Transition Series – Barlow, 2-Blade – Stag Horn (3 1/2″) PocketKnife – SlipJoint Folder
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Bear & Son Transition Series 2-Blade Barlow (GS281T) PocketKnife
The Transition Series is a Limited Edition Set of 12 Genuine India Stag Horn handled pocket knives with 250 numbered pieces per pattern. Originally issued in 2010 and no longer in production.
This Pattern was designed in 2004 and first produced in 2005. This is one of the oldest and most familiar of “jack” knives. Shown here is the clip blade main blade with a pen blade version, a very popular blade configuration. This had a great history as a user knife and now it has become a great collector’s pattern with some collectors making their collection of nothing but Barlow knives. The front bolsters are pinched on this pattern.
The Transition Series celebrates the change of Bear & Son tang stamp from 2009 to 2010. The new 2010 tang stamp shows 10 stars instead of the dots used in the last decade. The stars are a salute to our American made Tradition. This Series contains some great patterns made in the 24 years of knife making tradition in Jacksonville, Alabama. What makes this transition series special is these knives will be produced in the 25th year of knife making tradition by craftsman & women in Jacksonville. Some of these patterns date back to patterns that were made in 1986. Only 250 of each knife were produced. This makes this an extremely limited series that will see its collector’s value rise quickly. Each knife will come with a certificate of authenticity with some history of that pattern and the changing of the tang stamps. These will have short nail pulls, Genuine India Stag Horn handles, high polished blades, Bear & Son Shield, Polished Backs, Blade etched Transition Series 2009-2010, Serial numbered and Pinched Front Bolsters on patterns that apply.
Blade Length: 2 1/4″ – Overall Length: 6″ – Closed Length: 3 1/2″
Blade Material: 440C SS – clip blade – pen blade
Handle Material: Genuine India Stag Horn
Bolster Material: Pinched – with serial number of 250 total made
Origin: USA – Bear & Son Cutlery, Inc. – Jacksonville, AL
Bear & Son Cutlery
The Bear & Son Cutlery factory is unique. It is 100% self-contained. While some companies only assemble parts brought in from various suppliers and put their names on the product, they do everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, as well as hand finishing their products.
Their ongoing commitment: To make them in America, and make them affordable.