Barry Wood - Bob Loveless folder !!!!!

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  1. barcbsa

    barcbsa Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    I've been collecting Barry Wood folders ever since I got my first one in 1980. Curently have over 120 of them. The one that always eluded me was one made by Barry in collaboration with Bob Loveless. In 1973 the two made 36 folders before their collaboration dissolved. The blades were ground by Steve Johnson (he worked for Loveless) and scales/frame and build was done by Barry.
    I've only handled one, a few years ago at a knife show and I've only seen two others for sale online in all this time. Needless to say, it has been my "Holy Grail" of knives for a long, long time.
    At the Blade Show this year, a dealer I know told me of someone that owns one but wanted to sell. I made an offer and the other day the dealer emailed me and said the seller accepted my offer.
    I should have it this week. My quest is complete...

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  2. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    That's a beauty!

    I've always loved the Woods design, I've only got a couple of the Pacific Cutlery models but I greatly enjoy fidgeting with them and showing them off. People are always interested in the mechanism:)
     
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  3. hoyer

    hoyer

    138
    Feb 4, 2008
    What a score! Congratulations, sir! I have seen photos of your collection in the past on this forum and it is awesome; this is the cherry on top!
     
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  4. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Congratulations!! Brilliant score!:)
     
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  5. barcbsa

    barcbsa Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Here it is... I'm in heaven !!!!
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    And here's a GREAT pic by Jim Cooper from several years ago:
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  6. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Congrats!!:)
     
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  7. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    Very impressive.
     
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  8. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    I love that design....congrats!
     
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  9. shootz

    shootz

    418
    Apr 3, 1999
    fantastic, enjoy. Sorry I sold a plain Barry Wood last year.
     
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  10. barcbsa

    barcbsa Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Just purchased this one... a prototype made by Barry in 1993. I owned this knife many years ago, then ended out selling it, probably 15 years ago. I believe I just bought it back from the guy I originally sold it to. Now have 125 of his knives in my collection.
    This is the pic from the seller:
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    This is the pic I took in 2004 before I originally sold it:
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  11. mndart

    mndart Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2004
    There is so much beauty in simplicity. Excellent design, balance and form. WOW!
     
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