Engstrom, Johan - Swedish Barrel Knife - Folding Barrel Knife
Johan Engstrom Swedish Barrel Knife ...
Swedish barrel knives have a barrel shaped body with steel fittings on either end. The barrel shaped handle houses a steel blade folded on a pivot in between brass liners, which sandwich the blade when closed and extend it when opened. The barrels are usually made of curly birch wood. The size of a Swedish barrel knife is described by the measured length of the barrel alone (end of bolster to end of bolster) and not the parts of the knife assembly that protrude outside the bolsters. The barrels range in size from just less than 1 inch to 8 inches. The average size usually is around 3 inches in barrel length, which is around 6 inches open. The sizes smaller or larger than 3 inches are not as common.
- Blade Length: 3.75”
- Closed Length: 4.75"
- Overall Length: 9.50”
- Blade Material: 1075 Tool Steel
- Handle Material: Curly Birch
- Circa: 1873
- Maker: Johan Engström … Eskilstuna, Sweden