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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
  2. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Okay , I like it a lot , but who was the maker Dwight . That sure looks to be a very old one . The real definition of Scratted Covers . Integral Bolsters ???? The blade looks used but sharpened evenly but it looks like the knife was dropped into some machinery . That is a real treasure my friend .

    Harry
     
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  3. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you Harry. It's an M Furness and Sons. Yes it has integral bolsters. It appears that it was a mice buffet for who knows how long. Both sides have been eaten about the same amount. You can even see the teeth marks. :D This ancient knife has probably seen very little actual use. Probably lay in the same place for a hundred years. :)
     
  4. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  5. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  6. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  7. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 21, 2019
    Circa 1979
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  8. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
  9. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice pic!!! Leave it as is!!! Rodents love to gnaw on bone. I have a cow skull on my back walkway that the squirrels have gnawed to un-recognizable!!
     
  10. Lift link

    Lift link Gold Member Gold Member

    143
    Jul 30, 2014
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  11. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Not to worry Charlie. It will remain just as found. :D
     
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  12. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Got back yesterday from a six week boat ride...glad to look through my knives and sleep in my own bed. The ebony ancient has more than streaks of brown in it haha. Good day to all image.jpg
     
  13. Lift link

    Lift link Gold Member Gold Member

    143
    Jul 30, 2014
    Most carried and most loved TC. Blackwood Sheep! Screenshot_2019-07-18-15-13-14-1.png
     
  14. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Willard those are so utterly fine. :eek: Oh how I love the Ancients. Glad you're off the water for a little while.
     
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  15. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
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  16. Laurelbb

    Laurelbb Gold Member Gold Member

    336
    May 6, 2017
    just in, quick pic, lovely Trevor Ablett barlow, generously from and practically gifted by Paul @Chui
    this will be a gentle carry for me, but it's going in my pocket (slip)! I'm a lucky dog.
    AblettBarlow.jpg
     
  17. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    You are a lucky dawg! What a beautiful and very special barlow.
     
  18. MJ71

    MJ71 Gold Member Gold Member

    683
    Mar 18, 2016
    Lift link, you inspired me to take a few shots of this one. I think the Antique Yellow Saw Cut covers might just be my favourite of all the TC runs. Best to all. MJ.

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  19. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Every time I see this thread I can’t help but wonder.

    What makes a BAD traditional barlow?
     
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  20. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I have to agree, those are my favorite covers of all the TCs. Is that one new to you? You were looking for one last I recall.
     

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