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Barlow Slip Joint in Rams Horn

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by AVigil, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Labor day today and I had some time to finish up this Barlow slipjoint.

    Blade rides on an aluminum bronze bushing.
    Blade: AEB-L stainless steel, liquid nitrogen quench, 62 Rockwell, flat ground and hand sanded to 600.
    Bolster is stainless and threaded, liners have a glass bead blasted mill relief and are jeweled, back spring is polished.

    Scales are Rams horn with a stainless shield that is pinned.

    Flush in all 3 positions with great walk and talk with a half stop.

    3.5" closed

    There is a lot going on in such a small package.

    Thanks for looking



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    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
  2. salty141

    salty141 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    Very nice!
     
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  3. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    That’s marvelous, some of my very favorite scales plus your builds are Devine. :D
     
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  4. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    @salty141 thanks

    @Dawkind Thanks brother, this set of Rams Horn came out just right.

    This Barlow is a real gem.
     
  5. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Working on the camera thing

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  6. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    That's a real Beauty Adam, your on a roll.
     
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  7. Joe Allen Knives-2017

    Joe Allen Knives-2017 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 17, 2017
    I have been working with Rams horn an find it quite beautiful an still have some ruggedness to the texture and look. Your knife looks very nice all around. Well done Adam.
     
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  8. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Thanks, it takes some tricky thinning and placement to save the deep valleys for the knife.
     
  9. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    That turned out very good.
    I really like the rams horn barlow bolster.
    Thanks for sharing
    Mitch
     
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  10. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye

    Oct 16, 2010
    Just wonderful - true classic. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
  12. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    another winner ! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    @john april Thanks!

    John are you ever going to try your hand at making a slipjoint?
     

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