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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

    Nov 8, 2014
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  2. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    A good thread to read is “gec 25s- gots em?”
    I’ve had the knife for a few years and just now started carrying the little fella.
    Hope you and your family have a good Thanksgiving. Ode
     
  3. solphilos

    solphilos Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    A big ‘un! Thanks for the pics. Those old bone covers look exactly like the ones in the sellers pic of the one I bought, which were listed as wood. Are those bolsters iron?
     
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  4. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
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    I apologize about the late response...
    Things are slow with the industry, boats are being tied up and barges are sitting empty in fleets.
    It will loosen back up with time!
    Love the Cajun cooking! I won’t hardly eat seafood here in the cornfields because I have had the real deal down south.
    You and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the kids. Ode

    I was on an anhydrous ammonia run from Pascagoula ms to Pensacola for 18 months and we would get our seafood from a market in escambia. I’ve never ate better shrimp
     
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  5. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I do not think so .

    Harry
     
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  6. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Awesome giraffe bone, no fit and finish issues, well done Case! F2B35174-C282-4334-9837-3BCFDD561B77.jpeg
     
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  7. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    Here's a good Sunday barlow ;)

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  8. solphilos

    solphilos Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 17, 2009
  9. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    It's a Hen & Rooster, says Spain on the blade (my wife bought this one LoL)
     
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  10. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
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    Atiger

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  12. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Some Cranberry Red for Turkey Day. :D

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  13. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    These old XX models just keep getting better with age! :)

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  14. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  15. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    As many of you know, I have followed My Good Friend Charlie @waynorth and his SFO's for a few years now.
    It all started in 2005 with HJ #1, Charlie had teamed up with Clarence Risner and they went to Queen Cutlery for this SFO, where Charlie met Bill Howard, Queen's Master Cutler. For us in the Tradition pocketknife world it was a fateful meeting! :thumbsup: Bill and Charlie both hold a love and a passion for the older patterns.
    Many years and SFO's later Charlie has led the way to bringing back to our conscience many older patterns that were not being produced any longer. His now Famous TC Barlows that were produced starting in 2012 were just one of his many success stories.
    By this time I had learned to pay attention to what My Friend was doing so when this thread was started by Charlie I called him and told him that whatever he was up to I wanted one of everything he had produced. It has been an interesting road to say the least! :rolleyes:
    For years I have told My Friend that IF he ever decided to sell the 2 "unobtainium" TC's that Bill had made special for him, I was interested!
    I don't believe that I beg, whined or put much pressure on Charlie because I knew these Barlows held special significance to him and quite frankly I never expected Charlie to part with them. But a few months ago My Friend told me that if I wanted them that he would part with them! Of course Charlie knew that these were the only 2 TC's on GEC's production list that I did not have in my collection.
    So without further ado here are the last 2 TC's that complete this collection! :cool:

    1 of 1, Interior Elephant Ivory TC made in 2013 in appreciation for the TC's success by Bill for Charlie.
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    1 of 2, Sheepsfoot Palo Santo Wood, made in 2013 to show Charlie what the wood will finish like. Bill kept the mate to this knife.
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    Thank You My Friend!! :)

    Dave
     
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  16. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    My pleasure, Dave! They couldn't be in a more careful hands!! You indeed have the most complete collection of TCs on the planet!:eek:
    Thanks for the compliments, expressed and implied!!;)
    (Nice pictures, and accoutrements!!:D)
     
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  17. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I am very happy for you to get them Dave . Carry them in good health my friend .

    Harry
     
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  18. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I’m proud for you Dave! You really deserve those two in your collection! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  20. solphilos

    solphilos Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    Nothing much to say but, wow!
    Great story on those two beauties, thanks for sharing. Stories like these are one of my favorite parts of this hobby, and the porch community.
    I wonder what Bill Howard’s personal collection looks like?
     
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