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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.
That is sweet!
I think he might be worried about the strong pull/snap, fumbling with the liner lock, and hurting himself.
That's if I'm reading his post correctly. But the liner tab is usually far enough back from half stop so's not to be an issue.
Thanks John. Bars and beaches are closed down again... so the only thing to do now is buy more knives.
Man oh man... that is a really pretty knife..... classic.
That's really nice, congrats!
This is it. Having to thumb the bar back, and combined with a hugely tough pull is a tad alarming. I'm going to flush the pivot this weekend and we'll see where we're at.
man that is nice, but god that nail nick gets me every time i wonder how different it would be as a long pull
Now that's just being nail nick nitpicking.
its because it drives me nuts every time!! the entire blade ratio is affected compared to the older examples. i had a long discussion with @ea42 regarding is it a different blade size or shape due to that nail nick. I was convinced the blade was some how smaller
Just make sure you move your thumb before you get to the 3/4 point so it doesn’t snap to the half-stop.
Voos barehead jack, I know nothing about it, yet lol. I'll be posting it in the old knives thread to glean knowledge from the sages Action was mushy and I'm still flushing crud out but already much approved No wobble, and well built. First Voos I've seen.
Winchester barlow, my first vintage Winchester
Had no snap and had to be pushed closed, lotta rust in the blade well. Flushing has it working but still on the soft side. Still feels gritty in there, gonna keep oiling and flushing. Otherwise the blades are tight no wobble, main exhibits honest blade wear. Pen is tipped slightly and nicked not so slightly . Look for it to be posted in other appropriate threads soon
Unused Atco of Japan barlow, first sheepfoot barlow for me. Nice and snappy with no wobble. Going to be a great user imho.
Thats it for today's haul
I like it... Very nice.
I bought an $8 Pakistani Barlow out of curiosity. Yes it’s atrocious, but not as horrible as I had imagined. It seems like something made with old machinery and human hands. I had to file a bit off the pen blade kick - it sat too high and partially blocked the nail nick for the main blade - and the edges are poorly ground. I got it passably sharp but not shaving sharp. I will work on it a couple of minutes here and there and see how it goes.The main rubs a little but there is no blade play. The scales are bone of some sort. The box had a round sticker on it with “2.25” hand-written on it, which I take to be its original price in dollars at some flea market somewhere. All in all it seems to carry the legacy of the Barlow well - a cheap everyday beater.
To quote Mark Twain: “True, the knife would not cut anything, but it was a "sure-enough" Barlow, and there was inconceivable grandeur in that - though where the Western boys ever got the idea that such a weapon could possibly be counterfeited to its injury, is an imposing mystery and will always remain so, perhaps.”
Very nice Voos David
I'd been admiring @thefrank 's Boker Vox Nessmi for 3 years and finally decided to pull the trigger on one. Granted, it's a newer, lower priced model, but it's what is available right now.
It arrived yesterday, and I've got to say I'm really pleased with this little knife. The knife is 6.3" with a D2 blade, brown micarta handles with red fiber liners, and a leather sheath. I added a piece of leather to extend the 3 finger grip, which is really not necessary, as it's a very secure, comfortable grip. If there's a lanyard tube it needs to be used, is my motto.
The leather belt sheath is nothing to write home about but it's well made and secure. For the price point I wouldn't expect more.
Edited to add: The blade came with a nice sharp edge. I stropped it with some Cr02 and it had the hairs popping off my arm.
I spent my youth hiking, camping and canoeing the Fulton Chain Lakes in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, with my dad and brother. It was Nessmuk's stomping ground. The knife is a nice little tribute to a man who, though small in stature, was large on adventure. If you get the chance there's a nice exhibit on his history at the museum on Blue Mountain Lake.
OK, pictures or it didn't happen!
Congrats. Looks like a great knife and well photographed too.
Congrats! That looks great! Since I love mine so much I might end up with one of the new ones to be used as a beater!
Grabbed this ‘16 case sodbuster jr off a local auction. It’s actually my first case sodbuster if you can believe it. When I was a kid, my knife went from a couple sak’s, to gas station Dale Earnhardt knife, to case cv trapper. All lost, broken or misplaced. To a DeWitt, NE Irwin multitool that I still use to this day.
I added the CV trapper back to the collection a couple years ago, finally own a sodbuster jr though.
Also, picture of the Irwin multitool since you don’t see them much
78 Maher & Grosh Yankee Whittler in cocobolo and 74 Stallion in ebony.