Barlow Style Collectibles
Barlow is a style of pocket knife that dates back to England in the 1600's. George Washington used them. Mark Twain popularized the barlow in the books Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. They were made in the USA starting about 1875 by the John Russell Company. Now known as the Russell Harrington Cutlery Co. of Southbridge, Massachusetts. They feature a large metal bolster, a slight teardrop shape, 1 or 2 blades, and a size of 3 3/8" when closed. These keepsakes are very popular in England and the USA, because of their long history. Google shows a tremendous search volume for these collector items.
A good history of the barlow knife from its beginnings in England can be found on our other website.
Some of these knives are marked "BLANK ONLY". If it is marked that way, then we can't put your company imprint on it.
Easy-to-carry, 3" lockback barlow style knife, with your logo laser engraved on the large bolster or the blade.
The original Barlow style knife. This one has a Grenadilla wood handle.
The original Barlow style knife. This one has a real bone handle.
The style of knife that your great grandfather used.