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GEC Barlow Question of Little Importance

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Thomason, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Thomason

    Thomason

    Nov 28, 2002
    Why does Waynorths latest "ancient" GEC 15 TC Barlow seem to be a digit short on the tang stamp? Only 5 instead of six. Asking out of pure curiosity on a lazy afternoon.
    ( :thumbsup: Charlie, btw)
     
  2. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    171
    Jun 27, 2017
    If I understood correctly, there is no digit to signify the blade shape. Since it is a modified spear, they didn’t have a number devoted for that shape.
     
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  3. BigJim2x

    BigJim2x Gold Member Gold Member

    67
    Feb 22, 2016
    the blade shape isn't in the books. Although a spearpoint, it is narrower than normal. Instead of assigning a number they left it blank and went with a model 15 single blade made in 18 - that is 15 118.

    Sacto beat me to it while I was typing.
     
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  4. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Makes it an even more interesting knife.
     
  5. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Except any TC barlows are impossible to find!
    Rich
     
  6. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Try a Rough Rider.:thumbsup:
     
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  7. jsdistin

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

    481
    May 27, 2016
    It’s also longer. If they made it any longer it would be in real danger of getting caught on the back spring
     
  8. Thomason

    Thomason

    Nov 28, 2002
    Thanks for the info, folks. I figured it something to do with it being a SFO but didn't know exactly what.
     
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    It's Ancient, having trouble counting past five?:D:eek:
     
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  10. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    I have seven RR barlows. All good knives; well made.
    Rich
     

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