help!! Guys!!! russell barlows made in Germany?

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Well my boker barlows were a real flop. Really bad quality to say the least. So now I am looking into the current russell barlows for sale and the question I have is, does anyone own one?

I found out they also are made by boker, but I have not personally seen any? heres link to some pics:

http://www.worldwideknives.com/Russell/Russell1.html
 
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well I just heard some mixed things about these knives, their quality. Can anyone comment on these?
 
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rev_jch,

I don't have any direct experience with the Russell barlow knives, but I remember reading on Knifeforums the following: if you look at the feathers in the arrow on the logo (stamped into the bolster), the Russells with six feathers per side are good, but the Russells with three feathers per side are great.

It sounded to me like the Russells are decent, but it would be better to pick up one of the older ones (3 feathers per side).

Hope this helps,

Matthew
 
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Matthew,
thanks I appreciate it!! Ive heard many mixed things, so its hard to know if it is a "chance thing". Right now its looking that way. I have one of the older 1998 sets of comm. russel barlows, Im not sure it if was schrade or queen that made it. It resembles more of queen's work.
 
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I own a few of the 'new' Russell Barlows and I'd rate them all 'good' at the least. Since I collect them I don't have any good experience with 'em as edc's, but the general fit and finish is fine. You can check 'em out at:

http://www.worldwideknives.com/Russell/Russell1.html

If you really want the best quality non-custom Barlow style available right now in my opinion, I recommend the Schatt & Morgans. I've got a few of those and they start at 'great' and get better from there. They'll cost you around 60 to 70 bucks off eBay, but they're worth it.

I really love the Barlow style, BUT my only problem with them for edc's is that they're too heavy for me. If you're looking for a Barlow edc I suggest the Queen Barlows. They're the lightest ones I know of and they're very well made too. Queen makes the Schatt & Morgans.

Hope this helps. If you need more info please email me and I'll tell you whatever I can about my faves, the Barlows.

LANNY :cool:
 
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rev_jch,
The '98 Commerative Barlows are the ones with 3 feathers, OK'd by Dexter-Russell, to me they are very nice quality, and according to knifeaholic were made by Colonial, of all companies, just before they went out of business. Way nicer than anything I've ever seen from Colonial.

The Barlows with 6 feathers and a slightly different arrowhead, are German made, but I don't know that it's by Boker. There was some brewhaha (German...Brew :D ) about whether they were/are OK'd by Dexter-Russell....maybe that's why the arrow and tangstamp are different? :confused:

Don't know for sure. Maybe Klass or Olbertz? Maybe Boker?
The 2 German made knives I've handled were pretty nice, like a Bulldog maybe.....but not as nice as the '98 versions....especially the stag version.

JMO.

Bill
 
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I purchased one of the Russell Barlow German made knives and it was not very good. They are cheaply made with blades that rub liners and ill fitting scales. I will not purchase another one.

They are not nearly what the good old original vintage Russells are like. I have some of the originals in my collection, and they are great.
 
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Thanks guys mucha ppreciated!!! I talked to a friend of mine about them, who sells them, they are questionable as for as quality!!! Thanks again!!!

I decided to go with the remington 2004 bullet. Its a nice swell bolster jack with a large and small spear in black cherry jigged bone, much prettier!!!

:D

I do like the S &M, but Im going to d=go with this for now.

Thanks again!!!! :)
 
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