Overall Length: 17.125 in/43.50 cm
Blade Length: 12 in/30.48 cm
Blade Steel: 5160
Steel Thickness: .217 in/5.51 mm
Weight: 27 oz
The Grasso Bolo III is the second in a series of Bolo Style Designs for Bark River Knives that are a collaboration between Mike Stewart and Mike Grasso. Mike Grasso has been a knife and weapons enthusiast his whole life and was an honored member of the Los Angeles Police Department. Grasso and Stewart had been planning to design a line of knives for many years. The Grasso Bolo Design was finalized in January of 2012. The Bolo Design is a universally accepted one that excels in both chopping and cutting.
Knives with a non-parabolic curve are naturally easy to use with the normal ergonomic swing of the arm. This can be enhanced by using a snap cut technique. You rock the knife back, loosely holding the knife with the thumb and first finger. As you quickly descend with the blade, you close your hand just past the apex of the swing to accelerate the blade before impact. The large sweet spot is just behind the widest part of the blade for both cutting and chopping. Once this technique is mastered you will accomplish more with less work. We chose 5160 for the blade steel because of the extreme toughness. You will find this knife to be very well balanced and easy to use.