Like a rustic weathered barn – steadfastly serving the farmer, gracefully aging – the Elk Ridge Ballistic Barndoor folder exudes traditional charm and beauty with its antiquated pakkawood handle scales. But make no mistake – this classic pocket knife isn’t all “country roads” and “mule driven plows.” Behind its rustic façade is an undeniably modern knife with contemporary features like Elk Ridge’s exclusive, lightning fast “Ballistic” assisted opening mechanism. Just a gentle tug of the flipper is all it takes to deploy the Barndoor’s 3 1/2" drop point blade in the blink of an eye – with one hand, no less! Forged from rugged stainless steel, the blade boasts a nonreflective satin finish that perfectly complements the alluringly weathered look of the pakkawood. Satin finished stainless steel bolsters and a handsome, antique brass-colored Elk Ridge logo inset provide exquisite finishing accents to this superb all-arounder. At 4 9/10" closed, the Barndoor is amply sized to tackle a wide range of tasks, yet fits easily in jeans pockets, especially with the integrated stonewashed stainless steel pocket clip. Simply put, the Elk Ridge Barndoor Assisted Opening Pocket Knife is an ideal everyday carry that pays homage to tradition, while embracing the latest in folder innovation.