9 Barlow Knives That You Didn’t Know Existed

When you hear the words “barlow knives”,

Schrade Jackmaster Barlow

most people think about the old fashioned knives that were invented in England in 1670. More of their background is shown here on “History of Barlow Knives“. These knives were built rugged, with an over-sized brass bolster, so the blade was firmly secured in its cradle. They were, and still are, 3 3/8” long closed. Their familiar slight tear-drop shaped makes it comfortable in the palm of your hand when using it. They come in all prices, and are made by many knife manufacturers around the world.

But here are 9 Barlow knives that you may not have heard of. They aren’t fashioned after the famous barlows. They used to be made by the Barlow company in Los Angeles, California until the turn of this century. Barlow was bought out by another company, which kept the trade name. This company, Norwood, was bought out by Bic Graphic about 10 years ago. These Barlow knives, some of them renamed, are sought after by people who remember the original LA company, and like their quality and economy. So here are the 9 popular Barlow knives that you may not have known existed until today…..

20207_Z.jpg Consort Knife

 

20256_Z.jpg Adventure Knife

65080_Z.jpg Small Rosewood Pocket Knife-Silver

65010_Z.jpg Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold

65028_Z.jpg 6-Function Pocket Knife

21044_Z.jpg Lynx Pocket Knife 21044

 

21086_Z Cushion Grip Knife 21086

21174_Z Framelock Folding Knife 21174

21050_Z Pocket Knife/Carabiner 21050

10 Quick Tips About Barlow Knives

Boker Magnum King Barlow
Boker Magnum King Barlow

This is America’s favorite knife. Every man wants a barlow.

Barlow Knives are popular and loved world-wide since the 1600’s. Since there is a shortage of information on them, let me fill you in.

  1. Barlow is a Style of pocket knife, not a company.
  2. Many companies, in the USA and around the world make the Barlow style of knife.
  3. The quality varies from knife to knife, since they are made by many different companies.
  4. There is no one guarantee on a Barlow knife, since they are made by different factories. Each manufacturer sets their own warranty policy.
  5. Barlow knives come in a wide range of prices.
  6. Barlow knives come in a variety of handle (scale) material.
  7. They have 1 or 2 blades.
  8. They¬† may have a lockback mechanism for safety, but most of them don’t.
  9. They all have a subtle teardrop shape, to fit in your palm comfortably.
  10. They all have a large metal bolster to add rigidity to the handle. It is usually nickel plated.
Bear & Son Barlow bc2281r
Bear & Son Barlow bc2281r