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Barlow folder red scales

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    I pulled this out a box full of oldies. The fire engine red scales and perpendicular cuts(serrations?) O n the main blade are new to me. 20130920_134520.jpg 20130920_134644.jpg Anyone have a listing/DOM, for this type of Camco made Barlow? Reads Camco(Camillus) over USA on the main blade but no number on the opposite side like my 551.
     
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    Thanks hso ...looks like it is close to the 221 with Red unbreakable plastic.
    I thought it was older. 76th anniversary edition would be in the 1970s?.

    Any thoughts on the serrations?
     
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    They didn't do serrations back then on those so they're probably where someone tried to use a file to sharpen it OR they're left over grind marks from the stone wheel they used back then. Depends on whether the knife has no use wear and that's original condition or it had been sharpened at least once.
     
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    Thanks Deltaboy,,I thought so too,,even in rough shape $5.00 made it very cool tool.
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    I have looked at many pics of Barlows , both new and old, of many types with out seeing one like this.

    Until I sharpened them the blades appeared untouched.
    The grade of unpolished steel made me think it was from the 40s.

    The cuts are very evenly spaced but grow longer as the blade gets thinner just back from the tip.


    Everytime I pull it out(EDC for a few weeks) folks comment but no one has seen or owned of this type. I'll make a trip to the local Knife shop soon,maybe get a tip or two.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Nice I have over 12 Barlows.
     
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    I don't have many but the some of ones I have are priceless.
    Lucky enough to have been given my Great Grandfather's, and both Grandfather's Barlows at different times. Saw them all in use from time to time, makes it great to use them now.
     
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    Just found the date of the catalog hso posted. 1951
     
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