The Barlow Knife

Vendor: Bear & Son

Origin: Alabama, USA

Category: BLADE

Price: $42

Resting on a dresser or nestled safe in the pocket, our timeless Barlow is guaranteed to occupy a place of pride.
With its thick bolster and steady tear drop handle the Barlow knife has, for centuries, been the elegant workhorse of the American farm, camp, and workshop. The Barlow was first deployed in 17th Century Sheffield, England but by the time it hit shores stateside it quickly grew to be the tried and true staple of the American knife maker's catalog. 

  • 3.5" (closed), 6" (open) 
  • Two blades of high carbon stainless steel 
  • Nickel silver bolster 
  • Rosewood handle 
  • made in the USA
  • Ships with Best Made's Knife Handbook
The Barlow was venerated in traditional folk songs, lore, and even the writings of the great Mark Twain: "Mary gave him a brand-new Barlow knife worth twelve and a half cents; and the convulsion of delight that swept his system shook him to his foundations." (from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer).
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