Weeks turned into months, and months into years. Eventually, the epic journey to Mexico faded into memory.

JC’s lime squeezer had become a trusted friend, much like his old multi­-tool pliers. On one fateful day several years later, JC unwittingly placed his multi­-tool pliers next to his trusty lime squeezer. A light ­bulb moment occurred. The hair stood up on the back of his neck. Synapses fired and sparks flew. In that moment, the multifunction bar tool soon to be known far and wide as “The Barbarian” was conceived.

After exhaustive design research, countless mock­ups, and many revisions, JC’s creation was finally ready and Barbarian Bar Tools, the company, was launched. Following a successful and validating Kickstarter campaign, The Barbarian will finally hit retail shelves in Spring of 2015.