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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    The Natural Linen on the 78 run and something else recently that escapes me actually had a very nice color to it, like butterscotch, as you say. It still doesn't make me want it but I can still appreciate it.
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  2. thepapercut


    Aug 26, 2017
    This is my first attempt at the CK early reserve system and I believe I got in very early! Had my phone open and all when the alert came in.

    So from here some of us get a choice? What’s the turn around time from here? A couple months?

    I hope everyone else got a fair crack at it, and thanks for letting me play along!
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  3. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    IMG_6803.jpg Both are Amber
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  4. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I still remember when a "267" text would come in and I would assume it was spam!

    Haha, 267 text now means crack ur knuckles and log in quick!

    Really like the design specs of this knife.
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  5. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    I’m glad I got in on this one! Luckily was looking at the page as the notification went out. I’m assuming based on the description this will be one knife per customer, not one knife of each variety? If so, seems that more people will get a crack at one this time!
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  6. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I wonder if Mike's site is still getting hammered right now. Very, very slow.

    I appreciate his solution this time around. I remember the conversation last year being lengthy, he having to deal with all sorts of shenanigans, and it leaving a lot of angst on the table.
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  7. Hivoltage

    Hivoltage Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2018
    Hmmm spear blade Barlow drool
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  8. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
    1) Reserve
    2) Check Reserve
    3) Post to forum

    I only recently signed up for the text alerts, maybe I’m up toward the top of the list?
  9. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Here's a red sawcut from prior run... without matchstrike pull

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  10. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
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  11. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Thx John! :thumbsup: That’s quite a range. Really like the left one, but they’re both cool.
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I will take whatever I'm offered at the time, and be thankful.
    In order of preference: (1) Red Saw Cut, (2) Amber Saw Cut, (3) African Blackwood, (4) Natural Linen Micarta.
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    Apr 15, 2015
    I’m with you John DF My preference order too. But I’ll take what I can. Really pumped this time to score one this time
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  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Have they done a Spear with Match Strike Pull before???
  15. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    It is a good question, one that I do not have an answer to. If you are asking about spears in general, then yes. If you are asking specifically about the 77 Barlows, then I don't know. GEC's site doesn't show a match strike on past 77 spears but I also know that isn't the most comprehensive source material.
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  16. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Not sure on the #77s but Mike has ordered them on past SFOs like the #85s
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  17. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    The text woke me from my nap...went back to sleep...you're welcome. ;)

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  18. SnailOffTheTrail


    Aug 25, 2018
    Have all #77 barlows nickel silver bolsters, or are there some all steel ones?
  19. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Last year's NF Barlows had steel liners and bolsters. That is my personal preference but the NS this go around will still look very nice, especially since the liners will match.
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  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one enjoying the power of the nap. :)

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