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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

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

  1. steelnut

    steelnut Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Those are all stunners!
     
  2. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    145
    Jun 15, 2019
    My AB should arrive today (although it should have arrived yesterday, was out for delivery and somehow ended up back at the Post Office). From what I've seen so far, the wait will be worth it! Some of the Red and Amber Saw Cuts look so good, it makes me question my decision, but then I see an AB and am re-affirmed. I guess the bottom line is that GEC/CK hit it out of the park with these.

    I am likely in the minority, but I favor a spear point blade - mostly for aesthetics. To be honest, I carry a knife every day and my knives get used but (outside of my hunting knives) not really that hard. A knife that looks and feels good to me gets a lot of pocket time. I expect this one will displace my ebony lambsfoot for a little while.
     
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  3. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    My micarta arrived last night, and I'm a happy guy. The covers have a beautiful grain to them. Very good fit and finish, as is the usual for the 77 Barlow.

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  4. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
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  5. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
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  6. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Congrats to you my friend for your new Red Sawcut . Your last picture is the one that I wanted to see .

    Harry
     
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  7. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    920
    Dec 19, 2016
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    Southern Sawcut checking in.
     
  8. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    224
    Dec 18, 2018
    Received my Amber Sawcut Bone last night, it has some character and I sure do like the traditional appearance. The 77 Barlow is one my favorite, it's probably appreciated more when used but I don't need another 77 user right now so this one is going in my safe.

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  9. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    The whole gang!
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  10. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    AB is the winner for me from this run. Micarta is very nice too and I've seen some nice examples of reds and ambers. Crossing fingers for ASCB with some character.
     
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  11. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I fully expect we will see some serious patina on the new Amber cut soon:thumbsup:
     
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  12. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    624
    Mar 12, 2018
    These all look great guys. I’m loving that micarta too.


    Well, without posting any curse words, Usps messed up once again.
    I live in Ohio. Columbus is the main hub.. it got there late Wednesday night. For some reason they shipped it back to Indiana last night !!

    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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  13. choombak

    choombak Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Beautiful!

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  14. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Buzz, not sure if it’s just in the picture but I like the dark color in the grain of the Micarta. Good looking knife.

    Hopefully it’s just taking the scenic route:cool:
     
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  15. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Really like this flavor of spear - very sweet blade. This one has some feint brown streaks on one side (which I like). Excellent walk and talk! Great way to cap a busy work week.

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  16. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    688
    May 10, 2017
    Very nice! I got mine yesterday, but haven't yet been able to open it. I will get to it in the next day or so. I would be very happy to see some streaking in mine as well.
     
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  17. Behr95

    Behr95 Gold Member Gold Member

    174
    Jan 23, 2018
    My AB has it... that was a surprise.
     
  18. Behr95

    Behr95 Gold Member Gold Member

    174
    Jan 23, 2018
    CK was required to do this? Is this a new rule from GEC? My 77 from the last run doesn’t have this etch.
     
  19. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    624
    Mar 12, 2018

    Yes it’s been discussed in the middle of the thread. New rule.
     
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  20. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    My wife upon seeing the etch: “Oh! Calvin Klein!” :rolleyes::)
     

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