COLUMBIA RIVER Montana Gentleman Folder
Award-winning Montana knifemaker Barry Gallagher is noted for his one-of-a-kind collectable art knives in exotic materials. The problem for the average knife user is that Barry is very successful, selling out his handmade custom knives quickly at the national shows, and one each goes for the price of a good used pickup.
We approached Barry about producing a CRKT production folder inspired by his custom Damascus Hummingbird, featured in Blade magazine. We call the result the Montana Gentleman, a true Barry Gallagher interpretation of his classic designs that you can carry and use daily.
The basic construction is our rigid InterFrame build with two 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking. The blade is premium AUS 8 stainless steel with a Razor-Sharp edge and a Kraton® filled thumb stud, pivoting smoothly on Teflon® bearings at the blade pivot. We found a way to duplicate the hand file work inside and outside Barrys back spacer with CNC machining.
The understated 7402SK features a satin finished blade, black titanium nitride coated frame and gray anodized scales. The back spacer, Torx® scale screws and removable custom clip are polished stainless steel. The clip screws, thumb stud, and blade pivot hardware are also bright polished.
The knife industry was so impressed with the results of our work with Barry that the Montana Gentleman was named Collaboration of the Year at the 2004 Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia.
7402SK: Black Frame, Satin Blade, Gray Scales,
Polished Back Spacer, Polished Fasteners