Remington’s Barlow Bullet pocket knife adds decorative special features to this new version of a knife style that has been a part of American history since its import from England in the 1600’s. Both the company name and the Remington cartridge logo are integrated in the design as an emblem on the saw-cut bone handle and an engraving on the heavy bolster.
Invented in Sheffield, England, the Barlow folder — with its characteristic teardrop handle and a metal bolster a full third of its folded length — became part of the staple trade of the English smiths who brought the production methods of Sheffield to the New World. This rustic and rugged knife has been a part of America ever since and is even mentioned with respect in classic American literature like Huckleberry Finn.
Early Barlows were sometimes roughly built with heavy handles of bone or antler. This modern folder from Remington sports the typical double blades — one 4-inch clip point and a 2-1/2-inch pen style of high carbon 440 stainless steel — and a handle of genuine bone slabs, coarse-sawn for a better grip. Unlike some modern versions of the Barlow, the Remington Bullet Barlow uses the old slip joint construction. Blades snap into place when unfolded but don’t lock. Keep that in mind when using the knife for piercing work — only a slight pressure is needed to close the blades.
This Barlow knife has the genuine heft of a frontier folder — five inches long when closed, it’s a little too big for comfortable pocket carry. As with the old Barlows, there’s no pocket clip.
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