Cool Customs: Barret Chrisman Takes The Ol’ Bullet Hi-Tech

Cool Customs: Barret Chrisman Takes The Ol’ Bullet Hi-Tech
Barret Chrisman has been making mostly slipjoints and lockbacks for six or seven years. “My dad always had a pocketknife in his pocket,” Barret noted. “In fact, one of my first slipjoints was making a copy of his barlow for him.” The handle is basically all titanium, including the screws and pivot anodized blue. (SharpByCoop knife image)

Barret Chrisman puts a modern spin on a vintage Remington design.

Barret Chrisman’s contemporary take on the classic Remington 1306 Bullet lockback combines tradition and hi-tech in one handsome custom pocketknife.

Barret outfitted his repro with all cutting-edge materials, including a blade of Loki pattern damascus by Damasteel, a handle of checkered titanium that resembles jigging and a titanium bullet shield. “I’ve seen people jig titanium before but I wanted to try checkering, so I made up a custom pantograph template and tried it out,” he said. He anodized the handle a purplish bronze.

Barret Chrisman
Barret Chrisman

“It’s a modern take on an old school knife everybody likes,” Barret noted, “and I’ll probably be doing the same kind of thing in the future.”

Remington 1306 Bullet Modern Reproduction Specs
Maker: Barret Chrisman
Blade length: 4”
Blade material: Loki pattern damascus by Damasteel
Blade grind: Full flat
Handle frame: Titanium
Handle scales: Checkered titanium w/inlaid titanium bullet shield
Lock: Lockback
Closed length: 47/8”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $1,500

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