Camillus Barlow

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by ASBOB, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. ASBOB

    ASBOB

    Feb 8, 2008
    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?
     
  2. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    If this is the knife (item number: 390436639859), you could ask the seller. He is a former Camillus employee.
     
  3. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    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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  4. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    Camillus Barlow #50
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  5. Really nice, I like that.
     
  6. CAMCO

    CAMCO Moderator Moderator

    539
    Dec 29, 1999
    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
     
  7. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    Camco Barlow #551
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  8. mley1

    mley1

    809
    May 6, 2010
    I have a Camillus Daddy Barlow. But, it doesn't have the 9 stamped on it. It's a very nice knife. But, I'm wondering why it wouldn't have the 9 stamped on it.
     
  9. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    I got 2 Camco Barlows one it nice tight and the other got a weak spring on the big blade.
     
  10. Captvideo

    Captvideo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    I d like to find a tip.top.with bone handles.
     
  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I didn't know Camillus made Barlows for Robeson! Does anyone have one? Maybe a picture?
     
  12. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Inexpensive but everything a barlow should be. CAMCO 551

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  13. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    Yep those CAMCO Barlow s are nice.
     
  14. Titan

    Titan

    981
    Jan 21, 1999
    Apologies for resurrecting this old thread. Just want to get more info about this Barlow that I just bought yesterday. Built like a tank! Was this made in the 90s?

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  15. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    Made from leftover parts in the 2000s (imho)
     
  16. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    They actually made three different sizes.

    The #10 and #11 are 3 1/2" and are beefier than the #50 and #51

    [​IMG]20171207_091419 by SteveC, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20171207_091435 by SteveC, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20171207_091237 by SteveC, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20171207_091212 by SteveC, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20171207_091259 by SteveC, on Flickr
     
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