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    Camillus Barlow


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    I just lost a gorgeous knife on the auction site. It was Camillus New York. A barlow. listed as 3 3/4" inclosed, bakelite, with a sheepsfoot blade. The listing was for "utility knife", but I'm not sure that wopuld be the title to look under.

    My questions:

    --what name should I use to search for this?

    --anyone know anything about this or have a picture?

    --besides the usual sites, any other place I should be checking?

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    If this is the knife (item number: 390436639859), you could ask the seller. He is a former Camillus employee.
    - AL -

    "What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean." — Isaac Newton

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    I know this is an old thread but I just picked up a Camco 551 Barlow off the bay and needed a place to post a picture for all to see. The knife is in unused condition. Any idea of the age? Or should I look at Larry's site and find out for myself.


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    Camillus Barlow #50

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    Really nice, I like that.

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    Camillus made two sizes of the Barlow knife. The standard Barlow knife (#5541 pattern) measured 3 3/8" closed and was stamped with the model numbers #10 and #11 TipTop and #51. A CAMCO version was also offered as model #551. The Daddy Barlow
    (#599 pattern) was 5" closed and was stamped model #9.
    If you search "Camillus Barlow knife" on Ebay several knives are usually listed.
    Camillus also made the standard Barlow knife for other customers including: Montgomery-Wards, Sears-Roebuck, Lipic, Western, Robeson, New Britian and KA-BAR.
    Tom Williams

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