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The Barlow knife, a folding pocket utility knife, was introduced by the Russell Cutlery in the 1870's. The Barlow knife was first produced in England by Obadiah Barlow in the 1600's. The knife gained a very high reputation as a working knife. The reputation spread to America where they became very popular. The knives shown here have steel blades with bone handles.


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Barlow Knives manufactured by the John Russell Cutlery Company

creator   J. Russell and Company/ Green River Works
date   c. 1870
location   Turners Falls, Massachusetts
width   1.0"
height   2.0"
height   9.0"
width   0.75"
process/materials   steel, bone
item type   Tools/Woodworking Tools & Equipment
accession #   #M.64

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