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

 

 

Secret–The Best Pocket Knife in the USA

This will surprise many people, especially the Buck Knife diehards. Everyone knows that the Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife is the gold standard of pocket knives. But is it the best pocket knife? There is another USA-made pocket knife just like it, for about half the price. The Kutmaster 5″ Lockback. It is made in the USA by union craftsmen. Click on the picture for more details.

Kutmaster 5" Lockback with Brass Bolsters & Stainless Blade 15-17101L
Kutmaster 5″ Lockback with Brass Bolsters & Stainless Blade 15-17101L

 

 

 

Why is the price so much lower than a Buck knife? I asked Kutmaster, and here’s what they said. “Our brand is not a well-known as Buck, so we have to charge less.” Want to save more money? You can buy it without a sheath, saving close to $10 on your purchase. This combination of quality, USA-made, and price, make it the best pocket knife in the USA. I recommend trying this knife. You’ll like it.