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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

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

  1. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I'm unobjectively certain they are all nice and I doubt you'll be disappointed. You have THE traditional knife release of the year on the way to you.
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  2. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
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  3. Terdl76

    Terdl76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
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  4. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
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  5. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Nice job, that's no small feat with the limitations on what you can purchase direct.
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  6. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I bet that picture has a great story behind it....
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  7. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
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  8. Terdl76

    Terdl76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Not much of a story, but my collection and wallet are much lighter now.
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  9. coiledwire

    coiledwire Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    Very nice! Congrats! Let me know if you get tired of that snakewood. ;)
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  10. MililaniGrown

    MililaniGrown Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Wow! What a collection. Where did you even get the snakewood? I didn't see any production pics of it or see it available in my preorder selection email.
  11. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I noticed a big difference in the bone colors and saw patterns of my two reds. One from this recent run and a sheep from 2015. Not a problem, but just noticing how different they are.
    The 2016 clip with steel bolsters are still my favorite run of 77s.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019
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  12. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I've just been really, really enjoying mine. Can't seem to quit wanting to carry it. This picture is kinda old and it has lots more patina now.

  13. TOM K.

    TOM K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2016
    The saw cut on mine is irregular, has anyone sanded the saw cut smooth? I'm wondering how hard the bone is. I was thinking of using scotch bright and working down to progressively finer grit's then polish to avoid damage to pins. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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  14. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    PM me, I'll walk you through it.
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  15. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks to a generous forum member, I was able to acquire an Amber Sawcut. Many thanks my friend!:thumbsup::cool:
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  16. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    @Ramrodmb a marvellous arrival Mark,envious here:D
  17. BrianB43

    BrianB43 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    My 77 finally arrived today having traveled to Michigan, crossed the border, and then been posted to Kitchener, ON. Thank you, Mike Latham, for the 2nd chance opportunity to purchase the knife. This is my 1st GEC Barlow and my 1st GEC with Micarta covers.


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  18. ddavis


    Jan 17, 2018
    Arrived today...
  19. ddavis


    Jan 17, 2018
    Breaking in the barlow on a short trip to CA wine country with the family. Micarta really pops in the sunlight.

    First order of business for the humble barlow is addressing snack time for three little ones...
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  20. CallMeDave

    CallMeDave Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    My Blackwood Barlow has a little side-to-side wobble in the blade.

    I have about a dozen other GEC builds and none of them are loose at all.

    Is this something that can be adjusted or repaired?

    Or should I just live with it?
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