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Charlow Barlow History

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jon_slider, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Primble

    Primble

    Mar 31, 2014
    I made a notation on the last most current list on page 18 which reads:

    (Shoe Polish Label) Genuine Barlow Etch Spear Blade with Crescent Nicks:

    #152114 Blood Red Jig Bone 38 pcs. no #
    #152114 Chestnut Jig Bone 38 pcs. no #
    #152114 Gabon Ebony Wood 80 pcs. no #
    #152114 American Walnut Wood 40 pcs. no #
    #152114 3rd Cut Stag 18 pcs. no # (Recycling Label)

    ** GEC production totals show a clerical error of this release as EC suffixes. Edited out of this history thread in order to correct history on August 1, 2019, as per discussion on page 22 on August 1, 2019

    knowtracks has kindly helped me with the releases since the Ancient release in 2015 and I will be adding them to the complete list to make the list current. Hope to get it done this weekend.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2019
  2. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    @Primble, you may find it helpful to contact @waverave . Darren has created a database with all of GEC's releases, and I'm sure he'd give you info about how/where to access the database. It sounds like you'd like to take a subset of the info in the database and post it here for completeness and convenience regarding TC Barlows.

    - GT
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2019
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  3. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Please forgive me Rob, I haven't looked back at the list you have completed and forgot that you have recorded all the little nuances of the tube labels, nail nicks, etc.... :rolleyes:
    I will head back down the rabbit hole! :D:D
    Another email will arrive! ;):)

    Dave
     
  4. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Great to see you posting again, Rob!
     
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  5. Primble

    Primble

    Mar 31, 2014
    As promised - Updated August 5th, 2019.

    TC Barlows released since order #1 in 2012, taken and organized from GEC production totals for the years 2012-2018:

    These are the orders of TC Barlows - special ordered by Charlie Campagna and produced by Great Eastern Cutlery Company.


    2012 Complete List:

    1st Run (Harness Maker Label), Genuine Barlow etch and PPP etch Spearpoint Blade with Long Pull, the Ebony is striped Macassar:

    #152112 - Ebony Wood 57 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152112 - Copperhead Saw Cut Bone 57 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152112 - Antique Amber Saw Cut Bone 51 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152112 - Antique Yellow Saw Cut Bone 20 pcs. no serial numbers

    1st Run (Harness Maker Label), Genuine Barlow etch and PPP etch Spearpoint Blade with Long Pull and pen blade:

    #152212 - Ebony Wood 20 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152212 - Antique Yellow Saw Cut Bone 39 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152212 - Copperhead Saw Cut Bone 5 pcs. no serial numbers

    2013 Complete List:

    2nd Run (Apple Cider Vinegar Label) Genuine Barlow etch Spearpoint Blade with Long Pull:

    #152113STL Inside Out Saw Cut Bone 14 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152113STL Ebony Wood 25 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152113STL Rust Red Saw Cut Bone 23 pcs. no serial numbers

    2nd Run (Apple Cider Vinegar Label) Genuine Barlow etch Spearpoint Blade with Long Pull and Pen blade:

    #152213STL Ebony Wood 32 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152213STL Rust Red Saw Cut Bone 31 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152213STL Saddle Brown Saw Cut Bone 1 pcs. no serial numbers
    #152213 Genuine Pre-ban Elephant Ivory 1 pcs. no serial numbers (A gift to Charlie from Bill for the success of the TC Barlow SFO's)

    * The Rust Red, Gabon Ebony, and Charlie's Ivory 152213 models had pile side pens.

    2nd Run (Canada Whitewasher Label) Tom's Choice etch Clip Blade with Long Pull:

    #151113STL Soup Bone 6 pcs. no #
    #151113STL Rust Red Saw Cut Bone 49 pcs. no #
    #151113STL Saddle Brown Saw Cut Bone 49 pcs. no #
    #151113BE STL Black Ebony Wood 47 pcs. no #
    #151113BE STL Antique Amber Saw Cut Bone 55 pcs. no #

    2nd Run (Canada Whitewasher Label) Tom's Choice etch Clip Blade with Long Pull and Pen blade:

    #151213BE STL Rust Red Saw Cut Bone 28 pcs. no #
    #151213BE STL Saddle Brown Saw Cut Bone 28 pcs. no #
    #151213BE STL Black Ebony Wood 55 pcs. no #
    #151213BE STL Antique Amber Saw Cut Bone 26 pcs. no #
    #151213BE STL Ebony Wood 35 pcs. no #

    3rd Run (Orchardist Label) Real Sheepfoot Barlow with RamsHead etch and Long Pull:

    #153113STL Smooth Ivory Bone 48 pcs. no #
    #153113STL Antique Yellow Saw Cut Bone 44 pcs. no #
    #153113STL Walnut Wood 45 pcs. no #
    #153113STL African Blackwood 36 pcs. no #
    #153113STL Saw Cut Soup Bone 25 pcs. no #
    #153113 Palo Santo Wood 2 pcs. no # (one etched "Prototype")

    ** The two Palo Santo Woods were Prototypes that were built by Bill, to show Charlie the wood for an upcoming run. Bill sent one to Charlie and retained the other. **

    3rd Run (Orchardist Label) Real Sheepfoot Barlow with RamsHead etch, Long Pull and Pen blade:

    #153213STL Smooth Ivory Bone 47 pcs. no #
    #153213STL Antique Yellow Saw Cut Bone 48 pcs. no #
    #153213STL Walnut Wood 52 pcs. no #
    #153213STL African Blackwood 49 pcs. no #

    4th Run (Speying and Chicken Feed Label) Days Work etch Spey Blade with Crescent Nick:

    #154113STL African Blackwood 48 pcs. no serial numbers
    #154113STL Smooth Yellow Bone 47 pcs. no serial numbers
    #154113STL Saw Cut Saddle Brown Bone 49 pcs. no serial numbers
    #154113STL Soup Bone 17 pcs. no serial numbers

    4th Run (Speying and Chicken Feed Label) Days Work etch Spey Blade and Clip Blade with Crescent Nicks:

    #151213STL Smooth Yellow Bone 50 pcs. no serial numbers
    #151213STL African Blackwood 48 pcs. no serial numbers
    #151213STL Soup Bone 7 pcs. no serial numbers
    #151213STL Saw Cut Saddle Brown Bone 46 pcs. no serial numbers

    4th Run Tom's Choice Clips with Crescent Nicks:

    #151113STL Inside Out Saw Cut Bone 10 pcs. no # (Canada Whitewasher Label)
    #151113STL Che Chen Rosewood 30 pcs. no # (Apple Cider Vinegar Label with Reversed Positions)
    #154113STL Smooth Yellow Bone 50 pcs. no #(Canada Whitewasher Label)


    2014 Complete List:

    (Shoe Polish Label) Genuine Barlow Etch Spear Blade with Crescent Nicks:

    #152114 Blood Red Jig Bone 38 pcs. no #
    #152114 Chestnut Jig Bone 38 pcs. no #
    #152114 Gabon Ebony Wood 80 pcs. no #
    #152114 American Walnut Wood 40 pcs. no #
    #152114 3rd Cut Stag 18 pcs. no # (Recycling Label)

    ** GEC production totals show a clerical error of this release as EC suffixes. Edited out of this history thread in order to correct history on August 1, 2019, as per discussion on page 22 on August 1, 2019.


    (Shoe Polish Label) Genuine Barlow Etch Spear Blade with Crescent Nicks and pen blades:

    #152214 Blood Red Jig Bone 40 pcs. no #
    #152214 Chestnut Jig Bone 39 pcs. no #
    #152214 Gabon Ebony Wood 20 pcs. no #


    Stew's Blade etched Razor Blade with long pull and (Charlie's Hooks & Bait Label):

    #15A114STL African Blackwood 34 pcs. no #
    #15A114STL Rust Red Saw Cut Bone 34 pcs. no #
    #15A114STL Chestnut Saw Cut Bone 34 pcs. no #
    #15A114STL Oil Sucker Rod Wood 30 pcs. Serialized ( Made for GEC Event and not a Special order )
    #15A114STL Oil Sucker Rod Wood 3 pcs. Non-serialized ( Made for GEC Event and not a Special order )


    Stew's Blade etched Razor Blade with long pull and pen blade (Charlie's Hooks & Bait Label):

    #15A214STL African Blackwood 20 pcs. no #
    #15A214STL Chestnut Saw Cut Bone 17 pcs. no #
    #15A214STL Rust Red Saw Cut Bone 17 pcs. no #


    (Drake Oil Label) Tom's Choice II Etch Clip Blade with Crescent Nicks:

    #151114STL 3rd Cut Stag 20 pcs. no #
    #151114STL Walnut Wood 42 pcs. no #
    #151114STL Rust Red Jig Bone 40 pcs. no #


    (Drake Oil Label) Tom's Choice II Etch Clip Blade with Crescent Nicks and pen blade:

    #151214STL 3rd Cut Stag 22 pcs. no #
    #151214STL Rust Red Jig Bone 48 pcs. no #
    #151214STL Walnut Wood 40 pcs. no #
    #151214STL Dead Skunk Acrylic 7 pcs. no # (Skunk added to Drake Oil Label)


    Anniversary Edition (Charlie's Soup Label with Red Sneakers):

    #151114STL Red Soup Bone 155 pcs. no #

    (Long pull clip blade)

    #151114STL Brazilian Rosewood 11 pcs. no #

    (Long pull clip blade)


    #153114STL Brazilian Rosewood 6 pcs. no #

    (Long pull sheep foot blade)

    #152114STL Brazilian Rosewood 7 pcs. no #

    (Spear blade with Crescent nail nick)


    2015 Complete List:

    (Mutton Stew Label) Real Sheepfoot Barlow with RamsHead etch and Long Pull:

    #153115 Palo Santo Wood 66 pcs. no #
    #153115 Antique Yellow Jigged Bone 64 pcs. no #
    #153115 Tan Jigged Bone 61 pcs. no #
    #153115 Amber Soup Bone 33 pcs. no #


    (Mutton Stew Label) Real Sheepfoot Barlow with RamsHead etch, Long Pull and Pen blade:

    #153215 Palo Santo Wood 33 pcs. no #
    #153215 Antique Yellow Jigged Bone 28 pcs. no #
    #153215 Tan Jigged Bone 31 pcs. total no # * ( includes one factory re-covered with Walnut Handles, previously tan jigged bone and stamped "R" on tang.)

    (Green Eggs and Ham Label) "A New Day" etch Spey Blade with long pull main:

    #154115 African Blackwood 66 pcs. no serial numbers
    #154115 Copperhead Jigged Bone 66 pcs. no serial numbers
    #154115 Evergreen Jigged Bone 67 pcs. no serial numbers


    (Green Eggs and Ham Label) "A New Day" etch Spey Blade with long pull main and pen behind main:

    #154215 African Blackwood 34 pcs. no serial numbers
    #154215 Copperhead Jigged Bone 30 pcs. no serial numbers
    #154215 Evergreen Jigged Bone 34 pcs. no serial numbers


    (Ancient Label) Stamped Lamb Foot Blade with nail nick blade:

    #15C115 Scratted Parchment Bone 150 pcs. no serial numbers
    #15C115 Smooth Parchment Bone 72 pcs. no serial numbers plus 4 smooth factory seconds
    #15C115 Smooth Parchment Bone 5 pcs. no serial numbers - handles reverse installed (red star on tube label) production error (handles upside down)
    #15C115 Ebony Wood 74 pcs. no serial numbers plus 1 factory 2nd piece. (Pertinux got the factory second Ebony)
    #15C115 Amber Soupbone 10 pcs. no serial numbers


    GEC Rendezvous Special TC Barlows:

    #153215 Amber Soupbone sheep foot and cap lifter - tube marked CNRFCL 9 pcs. no serial numbers

    (Green Eggs and Ham Label) "A New Day" etch Spey Blade with long pull single blade:

    #154115 Amber Soup bone 5 pcs. no serial numbers

    (Green Eggs and Ham Label) "A New Day" etch Spey Blade with long pull main and pen behind main:

    #154215 Amber Soup bone 10 pcs. no serial numbers
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2019
  6. Primble

    Primble

    Mar 31, 2014
    2016 Complete List:

    The 2016 release of the #14 TC's in both single and 2 blade came with the "Lick Creek" label and pin, spear main, long pull, PPP and Genuine Lick Creek Barlow etch.

    #142116 - Copperhead Saw Cut Bone 59 pcs.
    #142116 - Smooth Antique Yellow Bone 62 pcs.
    #142116 - Black Cherry Saw Cut Bone 62 pcs.
    #142116 - Smooth White Bone 62 pcs.
    #142116 - Yellowheart Wood 57 pcs.
    #142116 - Gabon Ebony 6 pcs.

    #142216 - Copperhead Saw Cut Bone 47 pcs.
    #142216 - Black Cherry Saw Cut Bone 38 pcs.
    #142216 - Smooth Antique Yellow BONE 28 pcs.
    #142216 - Smooth White Bone 31 pcs.
    #142216 - Yellowheart Wood 30 pcs.
    #142216 - Gabon Ebony 6 pcs.


    The #15 knives came with the the " Chicken Stew" label and a "Barlow in every pocket" pin, clip blade, long pull, and Toms Choice etch.

    #151116 - Chestnut Peach Seed Jig Bone 478 pcs.
    #151116 - Smooth Chestnut Bone 15 pcs.
    #151116 - Chestnut Pony Cut Bone 17 pcs.


    2017 Complete List:

    The 2017 release #15's came with the "Wooly Bully" label and "Real Sheepfoot Barlow" pin, Rams head etch and single long pull Sheepsfoot blade.

    #153117 - Sheepsfoot Gabon Ebony 251 pcs.
    #153117 - Sheepsfoot Oil Stained Bone 10 pcs.
    #153117 - Sheepsfoot Cranberry Saw Cut Bone 240 pcs.


    2018 Complete List:

    The 2018 release of #14 came with the "Star" on the bucket and "Black and White" rear label. "Genuine Sawyer TC Barlow" pin, clip main, long pull blade, Toms Choice etch.

    #141118 - Smooth White Bone 210 pcs.
    #141118 - Smooth White Bone Rounded Handles 27 pcs.
    #141118 - Gabon Ebony Wood 207 pcs.
    #141118 - Gabon Ebony Wood Rounded Handles 46 pcs.

    The 2018 release of #15 Ancient came with the "New Ancient" label, Antique White on the bucket, skipped # for the blade shape, etch is the same as the blade stamp on the 1st Ancients, the CC with the 3 legs. Standard crescent nail nick.

    #151114 - Soup Bone 17 pcs.
    #151116 - Soup Bone 8 pcs.
    #15 118 - Ancient Muscadine Sawcut Bone 506 pcs.

    ** There was also a smooth white bone or soup bone release that is not recorded on GEC's site. It has the same label, tang stamp, nail nick and etch but it is not currently known how many pieces were made.

    ** Please note in 2018 there were rounded covers on both the bone and ebony 14's. Also Bill made soup bone 15's using older blades, hence the 14 and 16 year numbers on the end of the stamp. The latest 2018 Ancient has a skipped digit where the blade number goes.

    Finally, the 2 "Oregon Knife Collectors Association Specials" with the 2014 and 2016 tang stamps. Both came with the OKCA Soup back label, C. Campagna Drake Oil on the bucket. Both clip single blade, 2016 has long pull and TC etch. 2014 has standard crescent nail nick and TC etch.


    STL = steel frame BE = bare end
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2019
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  7. Primble

    Primble

    Mar 31, 2014
    You guys look over the updates and if you find any errors please let me know ! :D

    I had to post this list in two entries since it appears that there is an internal 10,000 character limit on the forum entries. :eek::D
     
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  8. Primble

    Primble

    Mar 31, 2014
    Thanks Al ! Good to see you still around !
     
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  9. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Good to see Primble is up and running still- how you going Rob? Thank you for refreshing the list- and Dave matey- thank you too my friend!
     
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  10. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Good to see you back posting and great to see the updates to the pages Rob. TC 14's & 15's both in Ebony.

    TC 1.jpg TC 2.jpg
     
  11. Primble

    Primble

    Mar 31, 2014
    Duncan - doing well and good to hear from you. Rusty - excellent pieces !!!!

    Special thanks to Dave (knowtracks) - he did the foot work for us !

    Glad to help get the list updated. :)
     
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  12. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Thank You Rob! :cool::thumbsup:
    Most excellent list and much easier than wading through every year on GEC'S site!

    Dave
     
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  13. MJ71

    MJ71 Gold Member Gold Member

    689
    Mar 18, 2016
    Rob. Have just noticed you posting on BF again. So good to see. I for one have missed your superb photography and commentary. MJ.
     
  14. Todd Isa 53

    Todd Isa 53 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Man, its been too long since interacting on here. I loved reading through this thread.
    Love owning a piece of Charlow Barlow history.
    Soupbone Sheepfoot TC Barlow 153113
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  15. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    The 2 OKCA Soup bone TC's......

    2014 Tang Stamp
    IMG_2698.jpg
    IMG_2699.jpg


    2016 Tang Stamp
    IMG_2704.jpg
    IMG_2703.jpg
    IMG_2705.jpg

    Dave
     
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  16. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Great TCs Dave!! And nice ring!! (And beads and pendant !!!:p
    Great one Todd, knife and pouch!!!
    Those special TCs always sing to me, guys!!!:)
     
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  17. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    ah I remember there being two variations of those! always neat to see the special ones
     
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  18. Adam Boline

    Adam Boline Gold Member Gold Member

    9
    Aug 14, 2019
    This is such an awesome thread! I’m learning so much as I’m fresh into collecting GEC’s. Digging all the knowledge guys and great pieces!
     
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks for the updates, Rob!! I hope we see more of you here!!
    @Primble
     
  20. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Here is a photo of every TC that is in the production records, in the order that Primble has them in the lists on this page above.
    I left blank spaces for the 2 knives that I do not have, The E. Ivory 1 made, and the Prototype Palo Santo wood, 2 made, in the bottom and second row. This case has 2012 thru 2015 knives
    Thought you folks might enjoy seeing them all together. :D
    IMG_2721.jpg

    2016 thru 2019
    IMG_2692.jpg

    Dave
     
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