The Barlow knife has a long bolster, an elongated oval handle and it was assumed to be named after it’s inventor. We have one of this traditional shape on our pens and folding knifes page.
It is remembered in a folk song - Buckhorn handle and a Barlow Blade best dam knife that was ever made Ive been working all my life and all I’ve got is a Barlow knife
Worked in a cotton mill all my life Nothin’ to show but a Barlow knife
Barlow knife and a Barlow blade Best ol’ knife that ever was made