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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

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

  1. euthymic

    euthymic Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Matt, did you re-dye that 2nd run sheepfoot Tan? The scales on that look way richer in color than I remember. If mine had looked anything like that, I would of never had let it go!
  2. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    I purchased the sheepfoot on the forum, as far as I know it has not been re-dyed. Looking at the picture and the actual knife it did photograph a bit on the darker side, but it does have nice color.
  3. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
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  4. mrknife


    May 9, 2010
    the little silica packet thing is standard?
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  5. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    GEC seems to be putting them in all the tubes now.
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  6. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I got my blackwood yesterday. It's great knife, and I'm pretty sure it's a keeper because of some sentimentality I've attached to it. I am uploading a video review now, and will be (hopefully) posting a Knife Thoughts article later today. I don't have any pictures of it without a modern yet, but I will soon.
  7. mrknife


    May 9, 2010
    interesting, thought it was just Mike at first
  8. choombak

    choombak Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Interesting! That's was a new one to me... I thought it was Mike...
  9. lans8939


    Oct 20, 2016
    I’m pleased with the example of amber sawcut I received.

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  10. mrknife


    May 9, 2010
    same, but then i saw one in the 92
  11. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013

    I posted my article on the #77 on my site, you can find it by clicking the link in my signature. I can also PM you a link if you'd like. I don't think I'm supposed to post links.
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  12. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016

    These are the Yankee Barlows I have managed to acquire. ( I would trade the autumn gold for a mint sawcut Beer Scout.)
  13. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Well, here is mine. I have a decision to make about this knife. It's a great knife but I can't see it as a user. My 77 desert ironwood from the last run is in that role. My 78 American Jack is my user spear. I don't want to accumulate safe queens.

    Anyway, the knife is simply awesome. It's instantly a classic with this dye job- a modern antique. The fit and finish is perfect and the talk is incredible. Snaps closed with a rumble. Great job CK and GEC! This is a knife that will be discussed for years to come.

    Now, if only there wasn't that mandatory etch........perfection?

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
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  14. coiledwire

    coiledwire Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    AB roll call. Thank you @knifeswapper for another excellent medium barlow release in 2019 and for selecting AB as one of the handles.

  15. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Patina started.
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  16. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
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    Apr 15, 2015
    Is it my old eyes or are the pins a little proud on the bone covers?
  18. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 27, 2016
    The two pins through the springs are spun instead of sanded flat so they don’t sand off the sawcut jigging. So yes they are proud but they’re supposed to be.
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  19. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    May 10, 2017
    Yes, I think the spring pins are proud on the sawcut versions. This was one primary factor in my AB choice, since I frequently use mine as fidget spinners and I much prefer not hitting a pin head all the time. They look great otherwise, I will admit.
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