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Barlow, Carbon Steel

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by ArfinGreebly, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    Oct 10, 2006
    North Idaho
    I have recently come into possession of multiples of two Barlows: the Imperial-Schrade Irish production in carbon steel, part of their "Jackmaster" line, and the Remington US-made 9505 Barlow (in 1095 carbon steel), from their "Traditions" line.

    They're both old-new stock (or is that, new-old stock?) and in fine shape.

    I'm interested in hearing comparisons in quality.

    The ones I have all have good snap, no wiggle, good edges, and polished blades. Both designs have similar saw-cut Delrin scales, nickel bolster, and brass liners.

    The Remington feels more solid in my hand, and slightly heavier.

    I'm tickled that I've found these. I don't believe either model is in current production.

    Anyone know enough about either of these Barlows to comment on durability or longevity expectations?
  2. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    Remington is the better of the two.
    They really used good steel and heat treated it, and the rest of the knife was quality throughout.

    Imperials of that time were great too, just Remington was one of the big boys of the knife mfgs at the time.

    Heck, I'd use either one if I had one, they don't make stuff like this anymore.

    They need to...
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