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Barlow...Finished.

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by T.Knotts, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    Finished my first knife using the mill. It sure did make things easier but it took me a bit longer than normal figuring things out. I used paperstone for the first time as a handle material and am really happy with the way it came out.

    Barlow in O1 Tool steel.
    Closed 3 1/2" OAL 6 3/16"
    Nickel Silver bolsters, liners and pins.
    Cabernet Paperstone scales.

    spring sets nice and flush in all 3 positions. Medium pull and a nice snappy walk and talk.

    comments welcome and critiques.
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  2. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    That is one beautiful knife! The f&f is unbelievable! Excellent job!
     
  3. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Really nice Tim, well done! :thumbsup:
     
  4. aztaco

    aztaco

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Gorgeous knife!
     
  5. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    Thanks all! John pointed me towards the paperstone and it's really a nice material. Im anxious to see how some of the other colors look.
     
  6. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Very nice indeed.
     
  7. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Great job on this one Tim, great pics but they don't do it justice. Felt great in hand, I really like the feel of that paperstone.
     
  8. SomeGuyInTaipei

    SomeGuyInTaipei

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    Sep 22, 2017
    Nice. I love the scales. Real clean work there.
     
  9. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    Thanks fellas. I really appreciate the comments. This was a fun build. I need to get some WIP photos up next time. I just have to remember to stop what I'm doing and take a few pics!
     
  10. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Great job on the Barlow Tim.
     
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  11. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    Thanks Scott
     
  12. protourist

    protourist "Ratis necque navale enavigat" Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    There aren't many Barlows that I would want to carry. That is one of them.
    Well done, sir.
     
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  13. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Agreed. I tend to be more of a Sodbuster guy. That one, I think I could get along with.

    Since you asked for critiques as well, if it were green, it would be perfect :D.
     
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  14. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    Thanks fellas....I LOVE barlows...but Ive been carrying a sodbuster that is growing on me. As for green, I haven't found any green paperstone BUT I do have some canvas micarta setting on the shelf just waiting for the right project.
     
  15. protourist

    protourist "Ratis necque navale enavigat" Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I don't know if he still has it but Fod here on the forums used to make some glow in the dark stuff for handles. It was great stuff, I had it on a little skinner.
    Just a thought.
     
  16. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    I've seen some of that and thought that a thin liner in that might be useful.
     
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  17. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    Knifedogs.com in the sales department had/has glow in the dark handle materials.. Not sure of sizes..

    But back to that Barlow! Excellent! My fav traditional pocket knife! A big Single blade Barlow!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Looks beautiful!
     
  18. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    Thanks my fav too.
     

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