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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    I think there's plenty of us that feel the same way. I go back and forth between being happy with what I have, and sad that I won't be able to continue to collect all of them. I also sometimes feel like it's an end of an era, but it's hard to tell how it will work out. It will surely be tough to collect all of them. Either you will need deep pockets and try your luck on the bay or start eyeing some of your rare knives to offer on the trade forum. If I don't get any from the lottery I think it will justify getting something I have been eyeing with the funds reserved for the 77 Barlow. I will need a therapy knife replacement for my grief of not getting a 77 o_O
     
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  2. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Yup, it's like complaining about the weather. Not much you can do about it. On that note, I keep an eye on the for sale forum and have been thinking you're smart to snatch up what you can from there now. I think the lottery is what's going to push the 77 barlow up to TC level prices by the end of the year. In that sense we are lucky to be able to even have a chance to get one from a solid manufacture and great dealer. Mike's choices of material and design for these is what has made them so appealing.. and that's a good thing for everybody in our hobby.
     
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  3. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Since we are somewhat talking about collecting. Anybody know what the rarest 77 barlows are? I know from the last run the red jigged bone had the least made out of the group. I can go back and sort it out by looking at the production totals, but figure there's someone here that might know off the top of their head.. ?
     
  4. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 6, 2017
    Ironwood.
     
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  5. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 10, 2011
    @cbr1000 if you pull up the early reserve page on CK, the wood option is listed as ironwood.

    I can understand the collectors point of view about how scoring one of each will be difficult. I'll put in for the lottery and if I score one and am not loving the knife I will try to pass it along to someone who missed out on that version. I don't own one of these so I'm anxious to get my hands on it but I'm not convinced I'll like the secondary coping blade. Maybe I'll be blown away- they sure are gorgeous knives and perfectly sized.
     
  6. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Agreed!! Mike has done a great job. He is my go to dealer. Times two.:)
     
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  7. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I have 1 of 2 made from Olivewood trimmings from the Mount of Olives. Is that good?
     
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  8. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 6, 2017
    C'mon now Mike, I want some Rood handles and maybe a Shroud of Turin micarta. You can do it!
     
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  9. Squidman24

    Squidman24 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 23, 2015
    You are at least tied for first. ;)

    On another note - I call shenanigans - pics or you're lying. :p
     
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  10. strokednbored

    strokednbored Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 8, 2015
    "Shroud of Turin Micarta"
    Hahahaha.. nicely done. :D
     
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  11. StoneBeard

    StoneBeard Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 17, 2016

    I’d say that’s pretty good :thumbsup:

    77’s that I don’t see often are the Sambar Stag and Abalone from some of the earlier runs. I had a beautiful example in Stag, but never carried it and passed it along to one of our Canadien members who had a hard time finding one. I also once had a smooth white bone spear point which was gifted to a friend, haven’t seen many of those floating around but I don’t think any of the above mentioned were extremely limited.
     
  12. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Calling my bluff huh?
    IMG_8709.JPG
     
  13. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    485
    Oct 6, 2017
    Yeah! Now. . .about that micarta I mentioned. . .
     
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  14. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Is that the same profile as the regular spear point?
     
  15. The Fort

    The Fort Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 11, 2012
  16. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 29, 2015
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  17. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    That takes top spot for the lowest production NF Barlow and maybe the rarest GEC knife. Thanks for the pictures! Do you own both still or are they out in the world somewhere? Do you happen to have info on the top 5 lowest production? Abalone was mentioned earlier.. I bet its in the top 5.
     
  18. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I gave the other one away in some contest a few months ago. I have no idea what the lowest numbers were.
     
  19. MJ71

    MJ71 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 18, 2016
    IMG_8126.JPG Hi All. Really enjoying the recent photos in this thread. Please forgive my ignorance, but could someone confirm whether the next run of 77s will all be two bladed or whether there will be any single blade options. I know the blades will be clip and sheepsfoot. Kinda hoping for a single blade option. Four of my favourites in the photo (edited from an image I posted elsewhere some time back). Best regards and thank to all. MJ.
     
  20. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2017

    You guys are killing me!!
     

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