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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyJim View Post
    Hurrah for a Barlow!!!!!
    hopefully one larger than 3"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucius37 View Post
    hopefully one larger than 3"!
    The beans have spilled! How does 3 1/2" sound?
    Last edited by waynorth; 10-04-2012 at 05:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynorth View Post
    The beans have spilled! How does 3 1/2" sound?
    1/4" too big.

    Still, I'm interested to see what we have to look forward to.

    ~ P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynorth View Post
    The beans have spilled! How does 3 1/2" sound?
    I like the sound of that VERY much! I sure hope they use the same blade stock as there other jack knife offerings, I think its just perfect!

    Now...can we talk about some sawcut bone from GEC??? AND nickel silver pins/liners??? Maybe I'm dreaming too much

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    Can't wait to see how they do the bolsters

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    Obadiah Barlow of Sheffield, England is on my list as one of the ten most influential men in history.
    I can't wait to see the #15.
    As I often said when I was just a puppy, "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
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    [Quoted from a Barlow Geneology site]"The Barlows of Kentucky, Connecticut and Pennsylvania may very well have been manufacturers of the Barlow pocket knife, but they were probably not the originators. According to Laurence A. Johnson in his article, "The Barlow Knife", that was published in The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc. in June 1959, the Barlow knife was probably first manufactured by one Obadiah Barlow at Sheffield, England, around 1670. Obadiah's grandson, John Barlow, joined the business around 1745 and it was he who was chiefly responsible for developing the exportation of the Barlow knives to America.

    The Barlow knife was designed to be a rugged knife and to be produced at the lowest possible price. To keep costs low, the blade was forged from high carbon steel and the handle was usually bone with little effort spent in polishing or other finishing. To add strength, the bolster was increased in length and weight since that is the point of greatest strain in all folding knives. Today Barlows have lost their original rough finish and their cheap price. There are often two blades (the original Barlows had only one), but the distinctive long bolster is always present, usually with the name BARLOW stamped on it."[end quote]

    Thanks, Obadiah, wherever you are!!
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by waynorth View Post
    That was too easy! (probably)
    Or you are too smart! (hmmmm)

    A new Barlow it is!
    Probably.

  9. I'm looking forward to the new barlow pattern. I wonder if the new pattern will closely resemble the old barlows?? Will it be similar to the #25 Barlow?






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    Quote Originally Posted by confucius37 View Post
    I think its just perfect!

    Now...can we talk about some sawcut bone from GEC??? AND nickel silver pins/liners??? Maybe I'm dreaming too much
    3.5 sawcut... Yes and please!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67nick View Post
    3.5 sawcut... Yes and please!!!
    Check!

    What else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynorth View Post
    Check!

    What else?
    Bolsters, man, tell us about the bolsters.

    Please?

    ~ P.

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    So excited to hear about this.
    This Barlow is going to rock.

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    Well - I've always felt that Barlow Bolsters oughta be something a Man can be proud of!
    Something he can brag about. And Women should love them too!
    In fact everyone should get warm fuzzy feelings when they look at 'em, and also when they feel them there in their front pocket, where the Good Lord said Barlows should live!!
    Everyone should have nice Barlow Bolsters at some time in their lives! Big strong ones, that make the knife durable and sturdy. But they should be nice to look at, too!
    Yep! Good lookin' Bolsters is what every Barlow should have!!

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  15. Now you're just bolstering our curiosity about the new pattern.

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    Thanks for the picture and the tease, Charlie!

    best

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    A new Barlow would be great! It's gotta be nice if Charlie has
    his hands in it... Look forward to checking it out.

    Jason

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    This sounds great to me. The 3" size is what kept me from the old ones.

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    Thanks, Charlie. You tease, you.



    Quote Originally Posted by supratentorial View Post
    Now you're just bolstering our curiosity about the new pattern.
    He is buffering our bolster anticipation while adding to the suspense.

    Where have I heard that before...? Oh, that's right:

    Quote Originally Posted by supratentorial View Post
    ***don't buff my bolsters***
    Oooh, Jake-- close one!

    ~ P.

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    Charlie, this sounds great!...if any ever come up for grabs, I hope I have a chance to raise my hand so as to purchase one.I am the very happy owner of two of your efforts with GEC.
    That line up of knives...I would love to have been standing next to you to see just how you made your pick-and to see how you handle the knife to be honest, my pick would be the top one or the 2nd one, or the 3rd one, or the 4th one!
    You have to be careful of that Jake fellow Charlie-I think he is the later, he is a smart-switched on fellow our Jake!

    Charlie...please bring us that Barlow home-with those good lookin' Bolsters!
    Gary Watson 16 Nov 1956 - 21 Dec 2009. Missed Incredibly.

    psssssst, want a beautiful Barlow? I know just the guy who can help ya out
    Wanted: Charlies SFO'S I would like to collect these, please contact me - thanks very much. Do you have any HJ's? Duncan.

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