What Makes a Good, Traditional Barlow?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waynorth, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

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  2. solphilos

    solphilos Basic Member Basic Member

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    Now there’s a looker!
     
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  4. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

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    Thank you very much.:):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

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  7. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

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    A well constructed KA-BAR Barlow in need of a wipe down. Very thin profile and I like the sawcut bone. The grind on the clip point reminds me of a Cattaraugus knife I have.
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  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

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    Looks like Wright's is stepping up their game. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  11. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Overall that's a really great looking knife. The tang stamp really sets it off. Seems that stamp isn't exclusive after all. Might be worth a trip to A. Wright for a look see.
     
  12. solphilos

    solphilos Basic Member Basic Member

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    I’ll say! Wow, everything about that looks fantastic. Are these regular production or special order?
     
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  13. Tim.E

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    Ashley makes a few up to sell on his Instagram account, I got lucky with this one, fell on it just as he posted it.
     
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  14. solphilos

    solphilos Basic Member Basic Member

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    Thanks. That really is an amazing looking Barlow. I hope to see more like this from them in the future :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Tim.E

    Tim.E Basic Member Basic Member

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    Yeah it's nice, it's on a par with most other traditional handmade folders I've seen, I think he obviously takes a bit more time over these he sells for himself, whether it'll trickle down to the production stock I don't know, I have plenty of those and in fairness they're all serviceable and tight but they don't have the tolerances that this Barlow has. I know time is money in their line of business but if they could send every knife out like this one they'd put Sheffield right back on the map, big style.
     
  16. Pt-Luso

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  18. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

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    Very nice.
     
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  20. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I can’t believe that no one has posted in this thread since Thursday! :rolleyes: Here you go! :thumbsup:

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