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Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, May 20, 2020.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Got a question for you guys. What pocketknife style would most likely be carried in the 1930’s through the 1940’s? I’m not just talking about in the outdoors, but in the city too.
     
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  2. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
  3. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I wonder if a Barlow fits the time period.
     
  4. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    It does, I saw that in a different "history of folding knives" webpage when I was looking up info. I feel like pen knives were more popular then, so I think a two-bladed barlow might be pretty popular as well and would have been called the more commonly used term "jack-knife" by people who didn't know any better.

    This is a little later, 1946, but page 6 of the Camillus catalog shows both a barlow and grand daddy barlow as current models on the bottom left of the page.

    http://www.collectors-of-camillus.us/Catalogs/1946-Camilluss.pdf
     
  5. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Thanks for posting the catalog!
     
  6. Rob Babcock

    Rob Babcock

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    Jul 16, 2007
    I really have no idea but it's pretty interesting.
     
  7. f1addict

    f1addict Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2017
    Yes, I agree. Very interesting!
     
  8. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    barlow, stockman, sodbuster, or peanut - largely depending on your job.
     
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  9. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Definitely a Barlow, or a two blade jack knife, on the same end with square bolsters and jigged bone.
     
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  10. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Muskrat pattern? Opposite end blades, two long clips, or one long clip and one spey blade.
     
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  11. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    A switch blade for sure. They had to be the hot back then
     
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