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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Oct 30, 2014.
It dawned on me today: shouldn't we have been getting a CK pocket slip with the #77 barlow?
Pray tell the reasoning for the dawning?
I looked into it and the best explanation I have is that I must have been mistaken by some other sellers that do issue free pocket slip with GEC knives or their brand.
My appologies, just a confused man over here.
You may have been mis-informed but you do have great 77 Barlow .
Thank you, Harry.
For obvious reasons I dubbed it Krówka (traditional polish fudge treat that people used to get while traveling to Poland in Cold War era).
It truly is beautifully made knife with great walk&talk. My only nitpick is that I would like to see the spine of the blade in line with the back of the handle as it is on the TC barlow I have.
Is the blade alignment for visual appeasement or is there some functionality to it?
Just pure esthetics.
I see what you mean so I went and checked some of mine from 2015 and 2016 and they were not like that , but they were clip blade versions .
Hard for me to tell from the pic, but is the back spring a bit proud when the knife is open?
It is wee tiny bit proud to liners/bolsters, but I can barely catch fingernail on it and you certainly can't see it in the photo. But the spring termination is about 0.5 mm above the back of the blade where they meet.
The same thing with my example of 2018 ancient barlow, where blade too is leaning forward.
Yet I don't believe it to be the cause because the blade and the spring are not flush on TC barlow either.
Again, this is just a nitpick, nothing functional. It is only that it makes the knife appear bent or broken when open. More severe example on the secondary blade of my böker barlow:
It allows the surfaces to wear down over years of hard use and not have the blade end up above the spring.
The 2014 clip point run was my favorite out of all the 77’s.
very nice to see another one from the run. I am quite surprised to see the ebony was actually so light! here is my modded 77 from that run
I like the lighter streaky looking ebony that GEC used to use.
I’ll have to dig it out but I am pretty sure I have light colored one from an older 15 run.
It's been awhile since I've logged onto Bladeforums, here's a photo update.
This knife is doing some rough duty during home renovations. I've been neglecting this knife for weeks now - no oil, barely any stropping, using it for tasks like scraping paint, cutting filler and chiseling door latch openings. It just keeps going. To quote Loveless - "a knife is a tool, and if we don't treat our tools with a certain familiar contempt, we lose perspective."
I thought that my BF 2014 77 was lost.
Well today I found it behind my nightstand.
I’m sure it was cozy in its little slip but I am glad to have it back.