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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    What is the closed length of that, i saw a Boker cattle knife that i liked but it was far to big for my liking, but i like that. And what is the main blade type.
     
  2. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    610
    Dec 24, 2019
    Its flatter than i would have thought but makes sense and helps it in the pocket. I also like oak so thats a plus automatically. The more i handle it, the more i like (aint that always the case with quality knives?). I cant help but think i should keep the wood oiled since it has such a rustic feel.
     
  3. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    610
    Dec 24, 2019

    Closed length is 3 11/16. It has a spear point blade. It only has the single blade.
     
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  4. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    610
    Dec 24, 2019
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    Here is an open shot
     
  5. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Mate, i love a single blade spearpoint.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: And you have a nice one there.:cool::)
     
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  6. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    A light oil occasionally should be okay, but if you carry it regularly, the oils from your hand will preserve the wood. But if you do decide to oil it remember less is more. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. OldHercDude

    OldHercDude

    587
    Jun 28, 2020
    Yeah, that's a beauty. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Boker did well with the castle woods.
     
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  8. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    610
    Dec 24, 2019
    Thanks all.

    Ive been carrying the beer and sausage everyday after i get home and the blade and handle shape(equal end cigar?) helped push me to pick up this knife.

    I will say this has got one heavy pull especially when youve been using the beer and sausage knife a lot. I was thinking the oil from my hands might be sufficient.
     
  9. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

    166
    Dec 2, 2010
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    New to me but far from new:)
    Trying to date it but cant figure if it's 18 or 1900's. Interesting piece with a few cool aspects to its build, harder steel than most too.
     
  10. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018

    So how are you liking it?! KnifeCenter just started carrying it (although it's still a bit cheaper if I buy overseas for some reason), and I've been going back and forth on it. The price is considerably higher than what I paid for my blackwood, curly birch, and bog oak barlow (and even a little more expensive than my Castle barlow)... But man is it gorgeous!

    *Edit
    Well... I think this was just settled by the wife. I asked her to come over to the computer and tell me why I don't need yet another Boker barlow. She comes over and the first thing out of her mouth is "God it's beautiful!"

    Guess I should just pull the trigger, lol.
     
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  11. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    That would be in the affirmative.;)
     
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  12. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

    633
    Jul 1, 2019
    ^^^^lols. I saw the post yesterday and said I guess I am owning another Boker Barlow. A little pricey at $150 but I already have a tracking number! You guys are killing my pocketbook!!
     
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  13. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::D:D:D:)
    Photos on arrival.
     
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  14. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    I'm blaming @OldHercDude. :D

    *Edit
    Barlow Expedition ordered!
     
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  15. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Very impressive Horn knife. I would GUESS it's pre 1920s but why not post it in the Sheffield a Golden Age? 1830-1930 thread? You could get useful answers there, not that all the knives there are golden or even from the era ;):D
     
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's what stopped me from getting one.
    I didn't see the extra value in the Micarta.
    Sure is a nice looking Barlow though. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  17. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

    166
    Dec 2, 2010
    Thanks for that Will, it certainly has presence in the hand. I took your advice and used up a substantial chunk of Internet with this
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads...930-a-golden-age.699298/page-99#post-20134276
     
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  18. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    746
    Apr 9, 2020
    :)
    The overseas dealer I saw wanted $65 shipping, which made it about the same as if I bought it from the US dealer. I had to return a knife not long ago to a dealer across the pond and shipping was on me, lesson learned. Just went ahead and got it from US dealer. When my wife sees it she won’t say it beautiful, she’ll say, “Which knife are you going to sell to pay for it?” I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it, for now, put me in the “I just bought another Boker Barlow I didn’t need club”!:)
     
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  19. OldHercDude

    OldHercDude

    587
    Jun 28, 2020
    I like it. The action was initially a bit rough but is smoothing out with use and a little oil. Probably should do a flush and re-lube. I love the look and feel of the micarta and bead-blasted brass. It'll be interesting to see how a patina develops on this over time.
     
  20. OldHercDude

    OldHercDude

    587
    Jun 28, 2020
    LOL. I think it's great your wife like's the knife as well. :D
     

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