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What Makes a Good, Traditional Barlow?

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

  1. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you kindly Michael. I share your dream! :D
     
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  2. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I certainly hope that you find one Michael .

    Harry
     
  3. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Augie nice pair of Barlows Augie- beautiful bone work.
     
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  4. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    77
    Feb 11, 2015
    I only have two barlows... well, three if you count my "euro-barlow" from Lionsteel. One is the Bear and sons that I took a chance on... it's actually pretty well put together, with the exception of the opening of the pen blade.. they managed to get an extra "stop" in it at about 130 degrees. My biggest complaint about it is the "squareness" of it. The edges are not rounded much at all, making it feel too angular in the hand.
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    My other... the one I have in my pocket as I type this, is a vintage Kutmaster. It just feels great, handles well, comfortable, and it takes a really nice edge. Scales are uuuuugly, though. I can live with that.

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  5. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Duncan, I apologize for taking so long to answer you. I overlooked your post. Yes they are Palo’s!
     
  6. hamsco

    hamsco Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    I am not the biggest Barlow fan. But this knife is beautiful, and I really enjoy giving it pocket time.

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  7. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    807
    Dec 19, 2016
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    Does anyone know if these old Case sawcut redbone barlows looked like this when they were new or does the bone change over the years?
     
  8. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Here are some Uticas, cousins of your Kutmaster - Utica-made! Including Case Ka-Bar and Schrade!! UticaMadeBarlows.jpg
     
  9. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Great to see you around Charlie! You've been missed.
     
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  10. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    77
    Feb 11, 2015
    Now THAT'S a collection of Kutmasters! I didn't realize there were that many variations. I might have to look for some more.. although I don't know what I'd do with them... but since when has that been a game changer?

    I've been really pleased with mine. Takes a really good edge, comfortable to hold and use.. good, basic, "do just about everything" knife.
     
  11. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014

    Leslie, from what I've observed bone tends to darken with age if it's not a user, if it's used and carried a lot the Case red bone tends to turn orange.

    Case red bones can have quite a variety of color, dark, light, browns, whites, spotted, just depends nohow the bone took the dye, I would say yours is pretty close to what they would look like new.

    Several pictures of little used Case red bones showing the wide variety of color,

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    Then we have the users turning orange,

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  12. SteveC

    SteveC

    Jul 13, 2017
    Craftsman by Ulster


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  13. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice array of Case Redbones Augie!!
     
  14. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    - think this'un speaks for itself..!

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  15. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    WOW Charlie. Glorious array of barlows!
    Yes it does Paul .. and quite eloquently.:eek:

    What a treasure trove John. Thanks for posting them.
     
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  16. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    This one looks so much like my Boker it makes me wonder if there isn't some cross pollination going on [​IMG]
     
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  17. SteveC

    SteveC

    Jul 13, 2017

    I don't believe so. As far as I know Ulster didn't make any knives for Boker
     
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  18. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Did Queen ever make a grand daddy barlow? If so did they ever make one with a stamped bolster? By Queen, I mean tang/bolster stamped Queen not S&M or any other.

    edit - I am beginning to realize they made some. I have just never come across one made like the classic older Queen barlows (reg size).
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
  19. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    I contacted a seller on craigslist that had one of these, however he never responded. [​IMG]
    Not my pic btw. Also Google Queen Dan Burke large Barlow, those are beautiful pieces imo.
     
  20. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Indeed!
    I just have one, but all the redbones I've seen in pics here have been unique. I have to wonder if the new generation of Case Barlows will still be as solid as these old guys 50-70 years from now.
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