Does this lockback knife exist?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by natchezz, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. natchezz

    natchezz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2006
    Hello BF friends!

    I've been dreaming about a knife I would like to try, if it exists. Imagine this traditional knife being the size and thickness of a wooden or bone-handled GEC 15 (3.5" OAL), single blade of course, and having a lock similar what's on a Case mini Copperlock or one of the Bucks.

    Does this exist? Or maybe it does, just longer OAL?

    Thanks
     
  2. mcc850

    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

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    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

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  4. natchezz

    natchezz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2006
    @mcc850 Yes! Now I've got to try and find an 83. Probably much easier said than done.
     
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  5. If doing a Google Images search on 'lockback barlow knife', there seem to be quite a few out there. Based on how you describe it, that might be worth a look.
     
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  6. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    This Brother 1503 comes to mind because I just got it two days ago and it's still on my mind. Perhaps not what you have in mind but it does match your criteria. 3.5 inches closed, single blade, and the thickness should be pretty close to a GEC #15. Sunken joint too.
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    I've always liked this Kershaw Corral Creek but it's only 3 3/8 inches closed. Also available with a Clip blade.
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    Both knives are made in China if that's a concern.
     
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  7. jakemex

    jakemex Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    AG Russell medium lockback Barlow. Love mine.
     
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  8. natchezz

    natchezz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2006
    @Railsplitter Of the two, I really like the looks of your Brother 1503.
     
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  9. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I'll second this suggestion. Mine is one of the older models. The new ones come with a removable pocket clip.
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  10. jakemex

    jakemex Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I liked the hollow ground first version better. The 316 SS liners and bolsters are great. My oldest grandson has the older version. I picked up a new one in black rucarta at the store in Rogers Arkansas in 2019. The clip is removed on mine. It's a great one hand opener too with the long nail grooves on both sides.
     
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  11. natchezz

    natchezz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2006
    Why did they go and ruin it with the pocket clip??? :D
     
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  12. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I'll second the Brother. I gave one to my grandson for Christmas, and it was very well made for the $$.
     
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  13. jakemex

    jakemex Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I don't know. But I didn't like the placement of the lanyard hole in the first model. The fit and finish on the AGR knives is almost always flawless.
     
  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Don't forget about the Case Mini Copperlock.
     
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  15. natchezz

    natchezz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Yep, I have one and it's what got me dreaming about another knife like it but as thick as a GEC 15. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. ktataragasi

    ktataragasi

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    May 26, 2019
    What is it you don't like about the mini copperlock? I have one as well and find it's a hard package to beat.

    I actually dream of finding a liner lock version of it but I don't think that will ever happen.
     
  17. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    Rough Rider makes a great Barlow lock back.
    Unfortunately the only blade shape is the one arm jack.

    I actually got 2 of them and planned to grind them into a spear or clip but never got around to it.
    The fit and finish are great on both and they lock up with no up and down like most of my GEC’s.

    I do love my GEC lock backs but wish they could get that right.
     
  18. natchezz

    natchezz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2006
    Never said I didn't like it. I do enjoy using it. I've just been thinking that it would be even better (for me) if it was thicker. I am not a fan of multi-blade traditionals. I prefer to carry a small fixed blade along with my single blade pocket knife.
     
  19. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    These 5 Tuna Valley lockbacks were made by GEC in 2012.
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  20. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
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