When it comes to pocket knives, there are few options with as rich as history as the Barlow Knife. Originally invented more than 300 years ago in England and then perfected in America, the Barlow Knife combines a teardrop-shaped handle, sheepsfoot blade and long bolsters to create the epitome of the American “folding knife.” Now, James Brand is taking a crack at the Barlow with The Wayland pocket knife. We couldn’t be more pleased with the result. With a 3″ CPM-S35VN steel sheepsfoot blade and an overall length of just under 7″, it’s the ideal size and shape for all your EDC blades. Just as importantly, The Wayland got all the usual James Brand upgrades in the style department as well because it’s sleek, minimal and available in stylish material / color combinations with wood, Micarta or G10 scales on the handle. It’s like the knife equivalent of the Land Rover restomods that are so popular these days–perfect combination of vintage style with modern performance.