Purchase the A. Wright Knives, Sheffield Carbon Steel Barlow Pocket Knife
- A. Wright, Sheffield, Barlow folding pocket knife 60W
- Measures approx 9cm (3.5 inches) closed , 16 cm (6.25 inches) open
- 7 cm (2.75 inches) long, flat grind, clip point, C70 carbon steel blade
- Brass handle liners, nickel silver bolsters, rosewood handle scales
- Hand made in Sheffield, England
Note: carbon steel knives should be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion, natural wood grain contains lines and grooves, this is not a fault. A. Wright folding knives have a very strong backspring when new.
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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 knife in his 1876 novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'.The folding 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.
It's a good size and blade style and although a bit heftier than my normal (Victorinox Bantam in Alox) is a good choise for EDC.
All in all, a good value and I expect to have this knife a long time.