1919 Girl Scout Catalog Although the manufacture of these knives is not identified in this catalog listing, the Ulster Company has been identified as the earliest maker of official Girl Scout knives with the Girl Scout emblem.
Remington Arms Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut offered one version of the 4 blade knife, three versions of the 2 blade knife (3 3/8") and one version of a 2 blade knife that was 3" long over the years between 19. Remington halted production with the metal restrictions of World War II.
George Washington was known to have a barlow knife.
Mark Twain referred to a “real Barlow” in his Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in 1876.
Utica Cutlery produced foldable knives for Girl Scouting from 1933 until 1956.
They offered three versions of the 4 blade knife, one version of the 2 blade knife and one version of the 2 blade knife with a bone handle.
Another source says the barlow knife was also made by Luke Furnace of Stannington, which in the eighteenth century was a small village on the outskirts of Sheffield.
Luke Furnace’s name occurs in the Sheffield directories from 17, but not in the 1797 directory, so he was presumably dead by then. The original Barlow, after whom the knives are named, was working in Sheffield at the same time as Luke Furnace.Because we take our obligation of duty and to our country very seriously; our goal is to manufacture the best tactical knives available for those who serve.Bear OPS™ knives are made with (OPS) Operational Precision for Superior Tactical Knives that can be relied on for any situation.An 1823 directory of Sheffield, England cutlers (knife makers) shows Samuel Barlow on Neepsend (Street).In the Sheffield suburb of Stannington, Barlow Bros. (3) The barlow knife was designed to be tough, and to be affordable. Now they have two, and more care is taken in finishing and polishing them.They had white domestic awnings in front, and the country-people hitched their horses to the awning-posts.