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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

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

  1. Tuna

    Tuna Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2019
    My new 77 barlow had side-to-side play when fully open as well. I emailed GEC same day I received it and they told me to send it in and the repair would be covered under warranty. I have not gotten it back yet though.
  2. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    The natural micarta is the nicest I think I’ve seen. Surprisingly it looks true best to me out of all the variants offered. I would love to have scored one!
    How are people liking the CK etch? Most are liking it? Looks good to me.
  3. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Been working on the etch myself.
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  4. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I can't say I "like" the CK etch, but it really doesn't bother me at all. It was pretty smart making it simple and putting it on the pile side of the blade.
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  5. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Very good! THAT’s the way to deal with an etch. :thumbsup:
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  6. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    My 77 is my favorite barlow. All steel, great F&F, the clip blade is very nice (love the swedges), and the blood red saw cut bone is beautiful. Blade pull is just right and the walk &
    talk is very nice. Most of all I love how it feels in my hand.
  7. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    It can be fixed by putting leather or thick cloth on each side of the bolsters and squeezing lightly with a vice (or tapping it with a hammer if you don't have a vice) until it is tight. But I wouldn't recommend doing it for the first time on your 77. Send it in. Call first.
  8. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Clipped drool



    Apr 15, 2015
    I was finally lucky enough to grab a CK 77 but I’m paranoid about having it slip out of my pocket somewhere. I carry it in a CK pocket slip but I would like to find a belt sheath with a snap that fits properly. Any thoughts? Thanks
  10. BrianB43

    BrianB43 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    The Victorinox Swiss Army Zermatt Medium Pouch (Brown) - about $12 - should work perfectly. The 77 is too short for the large version.

  11. Terdl76

    Terdl76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
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  12. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
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  13. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
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  14. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    Absolutely beautiful collection Terdl. What's next, spear and coping 2 blade 77s ;-). I'm the clipped point barlow collector. I am a fan of those pretty much any clipped 77. Single, two blade, my dream is a 2 blade 77 clipped main and caplifter secondary. Here is an old pic. Sorry it's kinda crappy I have added a few since then but im still not finished. 20191203_072227.jpg
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  15. Terdl76

    Terdl76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I guess this one is "all mine" now...
    Beautifully colored steak patina. Reds, blues, orange, purples!!! :D
    L.H.S, jkwithawave, MJ71 and 11 others like this.
  17. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    IMG_1561.JPG My favorite-ist Barlow! Walk, talk, fit, finish, size, materials, pinchability, etc. I like it a lot.
  18. SnailOffTheTrail


    Aug 25, 2018
    The eagle has finally landed!

    It took only, what, 3 months to get shipped over the pond? (Not a fault of any of the sellers.)

    Just a quick posing and back into the tube it goes, where it stays until the day my daughter is born.
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  19. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That must have been agonizing. :mad:
    I'm glad they finally showed up. :cool::thumbsup:
  20. ddavis


    Jan 17, 2018

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019
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