What's so great about Barlows?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by robertj298, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    LOL :D:D
    The coffee came right outa my nose and now I gotta go change my shirt!
    I owe you one Harry! :p


    Dave
     
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  2. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Well, Ok!
     
  3. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    .....DP
     
  4. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    It isn't what you like or dislike that's the problem, it's your obnoxious derision and obvious attempts to sew discord where it is most unwelcome. No longer will I waste my time posting in this thread.
     
  5. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
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    Well said but will probably fall on deaf ears
     
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  6. Greasepiggy

    Greasepiggy Gold Member Gold Member

    74
    May 24, 2019
    I’ve always liked Barlows. Didn’t own one until relatively recently though. I couldn’t find one that wasn’t made in China, Japan or Pakistan/India and of poor quality. Now that I own a few I see the attraction. Every time I’ve used one for something resembling WORK, I’ve been surprised at how they do what is asked without fuss and slip right back in my watch pocket. I’d love to have a GEC made example, but supply and demand is making it look less than likely. No bother, I’ve got enough to fiddle with for a while!
    Here’s my newest one. I have a few Boker barlows and I really like ‘em. 9CB76ABE-71F2-44DB-BADD-4E4E1F8EC26B.jpeg
     
  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Do you guys remember a while back, somebody's first post was a thread saying we were stupid to like trads, and demanding that we justify liking trads, and we all bit on it till the mods banned him, then he came back a couple days later with the same user name and started the same thread over again and we bit on it again?
    I don't know why I thought of that.
     
  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's a real "looker". :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  9. Greasepiggy

    Greasepiggy Gold Member Gold Member

    74
    May 24, 2019
    Thanks! The covers are nice and fat. Feels good in the hand. Can’t wait to see what it looks like in a few years...
     
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  10. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
  11. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    This thread is amazing...but lets just see how far the porches tolerance and diplomacy levels can be stretched...will they snap for instance IF I said...
    That troll looks like a member of a Danish heavy metal band in the 80s!!
     
  12. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Your quote;
    "Maybe it's just me but the Barlow is the most unattractive
    pattern made."

    And my answer is yes!! And No LoL!!


     
  13. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Nice stuff boys. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:.:).
     
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  14. Jake Dudley

    Jake Dudley Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    326
    Mar 22, 2020
    Can you recommend any?
     
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  15. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

    178
    Dec 2, 2010
    What a gem! So much to like about that.
    Love my Barlows, they're easy to use and a tidy design.
     
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  16. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
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    Oooh, I gotta pee.:eek: Can you guys hold on a second until I come back?
     
  17. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Actually the GEC Trappers and all Split Back Whittlers are some of my favorite patterns .

    Harry
     
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  18. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Very funny.:D:D:D. You sell yourself short, my opinion on the other hand is worth 4/5 of 5/8 of diddly squat.:confused::confused::confused:.

    Dangerous like an old disused mine, enter at your own risk.:D:D:D:);).
     
  19. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Phew!!! I'm back. Carry on.
     
  20. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    That one you show would be an easy one to like my friend .

    Harry
     
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  21. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    That is some Information Overload my friend .

    Harry
     

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