Rough Rider’s RR 198 Barlow

Part of my White Smooth Bone Collection

Barlow (RR 198)

As traditional knives go, the Barlow has been around for a long time and is seeing a resurgence as of late.  This Rough Rider Barlow is about as traditional as it can get. The knife has a large clip and small pen blade, with the typical large bolster on the top of a bare end tear drop handle.  As with many traditional Barlows, the WSB Barlow lacks a shield.

Both Blades are tight and recess into their own channels separated by a full spacer.  Like many early Rough Riders some may find the blades a bit of nail breaker.  This is due to the short length of the blades. The stamping of the Rough Rider Horseshoe on the bolster is very clean.  The 2 blade Barlow is one of my favorite knife patterns. If you’re a Barlow collector, you’ll be very pleased with this knife.  Despite the very large bolster, the pattern allows for a large piece of bone suitable for scrim work.

Other patterns & handle Materials:
Rough Rider makes the Standard Barlow in almost every pattern and handle material.


  • Pattern: Barlow (standard)
  • Pattern Number: RR 198
  • Length Closed : 3 3/8 inches
  • Main Blade: Clip
  • Secondary: Pen
  • Blade Etch:
  • Tang:
  • Handle: White Smooth Bone  
  • Bolsters: Nickel Silver
  • Lining:  Brass.
  • Pins: Brass
  • Shield : None  
  • Bail: N/A


Close up of the closed barlow with a good view of the bolster.