Go ahead and pry
You know you do it. And you know you shouldn’t. You should never use the blade of your knife—especially the blade of your folding knife—as a pry bar.
However, if you’re pry-prone anyway, we now have the right knife for you. The Barge features an integral pry bar that extends from the backspacer of the knife. Now there’s no need to even think about wrenching on something with your blade. Finally, you’ve got the right tool for the job—an actual pry bar built into the back of the knife.
That said, the Barge’s other end is pretty handy, too. The shorter blade is a modified Wharncliffe with a fairly straight edge, which is a great shape for a general utility knife. That edge is extra handy for when you might need to bear down on something you’re cutting. The stonewashed finish hides scratches easily.
The handle has a textured glass-filled nylon front scale for grip and a stonewashed steel back with sturdy frame lock. The pocketclip is designed for tip-down carry and is left/right reversible.
Next time you need to pry, you know what to do. Grab the Barge.
Release Year: 2016
Discontinued Year: 2019
Has multiple blades or tools, enabling it to perform multiple functions.
There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
- Pry bar handle
- Manual opening
- Thumb stud
- Frame lock
- Reversible pocketclip (left/right, tip-down)
- Lanyard hole
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed finish
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon, steel back
- Blade Length: 2.6 in. (6.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.7 in. (11.9 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.3 in. (18.5 cm)
- Weight: 5.4 oz. (153.1 g)