"Many Knives by Many Makers"
"Skill, Not Technology"
A.T. Barr custom knife pictures
(models I have made in the past)
Hello, I appreciate you taking the time to visit my
website. I want to tell you a little about myself and the way I
do business. Since the majority of my sales are through either
email or snail mail, I will try to let you know as much about me
I make knives for all ranges of collectors and users. On my users I mainly use stainless steel bolsters. On the majority of my collector pieces I use Mosaic Damascus by several Damascus makers. Although I have a pattern for each of my knives, each knife is made the old fashioned way, one at a time. I can take the blade from one knife and the handle shape from another to form many combinations. Simply let me know what you desire. A pocket clip can be installed on any knife at no additional charge. My normal steel for folders is CPM 154 and S30V, but if you prefer D-2, or A-2, there is no additional charge for this. I also offer Damascus from A.C. 'Tony' Metsala, Devin Thomas and other fine makers. All of my work that is available for immediate purchase can be viewed on the Available page.
I feel there are many reasons for you to purchase one of my knives. Do I put the same amount of time in a $250.00 knife as I put into a $1000.00 knife? Why, of course not! But I do put as many hours as I feel is necessary, to make you and myself satisfied. I constantly strive for continuous improvement in each knife I make. I am proud of my knives, and you will be proud of any knife I make for you. Please read My Guarantee.
I flat grind my blades using the stock removal
method. In stainless I prefer to use CPM 154, S30V, or ATS-34. In the
tool steels, it's hard to beat
I legally offer the easy open feature (hole in blade) on my knives, having done the honorable thing paying Spyderco, Inc. a license fee years ago. This style is available on the majority of my designs at no additional charge.
My liner lock® (Thanks to Michael Walker) folders range from a blade length of approximately 2" to over 4". I will make a longer blade if that is what you require. But, remember that the length of the handle will be around 1 inch longer than the blade. A knife with a blade length of 4" will have a overall length of almost 9" when opened. That is one big knife. I do not make pry bars or screwdrivers. My knives are made to cut, and cut they do. Also due to my equipment (all manual) and my lack of training as a machinist, I do not make automatics.
Currently not taking orders.
Purchasing one of my knives
Currently, I have approximately a 6-8 month back log.
place an order, I do not require a deposit. For
knives with Damascus, Mother of Pearl, or other high dollar materials,
when I am ready to start your knife I require a non-refundable deposit of
25% of the total cost of your knife. I will have your knife completed
in 45 days or less after I receive your deposit. I accept
MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, personal checks, and bank transfer.
"Price has no meaning without a measure of the quality being purchased" - Deming"