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It's been a while!


I hope all of you have had a good summer!
the summer has been very full for me, with school and two moves I haven't had much time for Barton knives. I am finally in a house with room for my shop, which I just finished putting together a couple weeks ago.

My latest item is this Barton Bowie. I've had this piece of sambar stag handle in my shop for a while and I've been wanting to put it on a knife. well, I finally did and this is the result.

Blade Steel, 1095 with Hamon.
Blade length, 8.5"
blade thickness, 5/16" with a sharp distal taper.
length over all, 13.5".
Handle, Sambar stag taper with Damascus guard and butt cap.
Sheath, 9oz. leather with inlaid stingray skin.

This knife is currently for sale for $700. E-mail me for details.

The first knife I put together in my new shop is this Yuuketsu flipper.
this is what the new owner has to say about it:

"Hey Seth,
Stopped by the post office and picked up my new knife.  Couldn't be happier with it!!  Haven't had a chance to use it yet and already it's got to be my favorite knife I own.  This is my first and only custom folder I have.  I know I made the right decision purchasing one of your knives. The knife is simply outstanding!!  Many Thanks."

this is a good time to start ordering for Christmas, while I don't have a backlog right now, I am busy with school.

A few things going on in April.

satisfied owner page.
I'm putting together a page dedicated to you guys, my satisfied customers. you are encouraged to submit photos of yourselves using your Barton knives or just some nice shots of your knives themselves. A review of your knife wouldn't hurt either. there might be a fixed blade Setogiwa in it for the best photo and/or review. email photos to
are you proud of your cutlery? then show it off, right here!

The Yuuketsu flipper.
I recently sold my first Yuuketsu flipper to a gentleman in my own community here in Portland.
I am pleased with how this knife came out, it flips well and has a really nice feel in the hand. these are available to order even though I haven't put up an order page for them yet, just email me your order.

this one has a Damascus blade and carbon fiber scales.   

My first military sale.
I offer a discount to active military. I recently got my first opportunity to apply that discount.
this is what he says about his knife.
Mr. Barton,
Thank you ever so much for your quality workmanship. It is truly a great pleasure to handle the work of a master craftsman. As you may have surmised I have received my Knife and am very pleased by every aspect of it, from design aesthetics to fit and finish. I will treasure this knife not just as the family heirloom it now is, but as a working knife in my field work on the modern battlefields of the world as a U.S. Army Infantry Sergeant. I will recommend your work far and wide to my many friends and associates who all have a professional interest in a good knife.
Jack Hurley

Setogiwa folder with ladder Damascus blade, customer's name laser etched into the ricasso.  random pattern Damascus bolster with Amboyna burl scales and my new heavy duty pocket clip.

My newest model folder. the Yuuketsu.


I'd like to introduce to you my newest folder design. this is a direct descendant of the Setogiwa folder and fixed blade knives, it shows characteristics of both but is its own knife. the name, Yuuketsu is the Japanese word for decisiveness.
I've completely redesigned my pocket clips for this knife. instead of the bent stainless steel sheet, I've ground this clip out of a 3/16" steel plate and quenched it the same as a knife blade only springier. this makes for a pocket clip that's beautiful, practical and almost indestructible.
Length open, 8".
Length closed, 4.5".
width, 15/16".
blade thickness, .140".
the Yuuketsu is available as a flipper or thumb stud open, your choice!
Introductory price, $325 with a Damascus blade. first 5 will be stamped with their corresponding number.
Thanks for looking. call, email or use the contact form at the top of this page.


Barton Bowie

 I'd like to show you the first Barton Bowie. you've been asking for one and I figured it's about time.
since a few of you have asked me about a bowie, I'd like to offer this first one to you all in a closed bid auction. Just e-mail your bid to the highest bid received by January 30th will win this Barton Bowie, marked with a #1 to indicate it as the first Bowie I've made.
Knife specs.
Blade Steel, 1095 with Hamon.
Blade length, 8.5"
blade thickness, 5/16" with a sharp distal taper.
length over all, 13.5".
Handle, cocobolo with Damascus guard and butt cap.
Sheath, 9oz. leather with inlaid sting ray skin.

News. 9/18/10

I recently spent a small fortune on some American made Damascus steel billets from the Alabama Damascus forge.
Here's the first knife I made from one of those billets. 
I really like this steel, it has a nice look and feel and it cuts very well.
 If your interested in one of my knives in Damascus you can contact me for a quote.

News. 9/10/10

There's been a lot going on at Barton knives this last month. first of all, I'm proud to say I've gone international with an order from Germany and another from France.
And I'm offering a numbered run of my newest design. 

I'm offering a limited, numbered run of my newest design, the Squire.

This little beauty is my new favorite. It's a fixed bladed knife, 7 3/4" over all with a 3 1/4" long, .07 tho. or about a 1/6th thick blade. this thin blade allows for a fine cutting edge.  I'm making these out of O-1 and D-2 with Brazilian rose wood or Ironwood handles, that's the plan for now but I may get creative. comes standard with a cross-draw sheath. $195. I'm only making ten knives during this numbered run, contact me if you're interested. #1 and #2 are sold, #3 is available. 

This scout went to a gentleman in France.

Here's what the customer says about his new knife!

I just wanted to let you know that my new Scout knife arrived today in good order. I am very happy indeed with it, thank you very much! It looks lovely, has a really nice feel and balance to it, and is one of those knives that you just don't want to put down once you've picked it up - you've done a great job there, Seth - congratulations!

The handle is a real feature, you really did choose a nice piece of cocobolo, full of lovely streaks and swirls, and it has been very well sculpted onto the tang to make a very ergonomic handle. I also like the sheath very much, we were right to go with that design; it really does suit the knife shape to a 'T', and the engraving enhances the look without making it too fancy, just as I like 'em.

This Sosa went to a police officer in Germany.

I'm now offering some upgraded sheath options.

You can order a  leather cross-draw sheath with your fixed blade knife for $20 extra and I am now offering a belt sheath for your folder at a cost of $55. As always, you can choose a kydex sheath with a tek-lok carry system for $10 more.
If you would like to order one of my sheaths for a knife you already own, you can contact me for a quote.