Purchase this A. Wright Knives, Sheffield Barlow Pocket Knife
- Folding Barlow pocket knife, hand made in Sheffield
- A. Wright 60W flat bolster version
- Measures approx 9cm (3.5 inches) closed , 16 cm (6.25 inches) open
- 7 cm (2.75 inches), flat grind, C70 carbon steel , clip point blade
- Brass handle liners, nickel silver bolsters, polished rosewood handle scales
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UK Legal Knives was very quick in filling my order (placed through Ebay) and had it shipped and to my door in Texas in less than a week.
The Barlow pocket knife originates from a Sheffield knife maker named Barlow, over 300 years ago. Harold L. Peterson, author of 'American Knives' has traced the name back to 1779 in American records. Mark Twain refers to a Barlow pocket knife in his 1876 novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'.The pocket knife was originally a large, single blade, low cost folding work knife. For added strength, the metal handle bolster was extended to approximately one third of the length of the handle. The bolster is the part of the handle which encases the blade pivot and is the point of greatest strain in a folding pocket knife.