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For the last few days I have been carrying a Colonial USA barlow. However today I switched back to my Case Mini Blackhorn. After carrying the Case for a couple of years now, the greater size and weight of the barlow just didn't feel right in my pocket.
Anyway it got me to wondering. When I was young, at least where I grew up (a very rural area, mostly farmers), a barlow was one of the most common types of knife carried. Now I don't even remember the last time I saw someone carrying a barlow.
So the question, who carries a barlow?
I carry a Case XX era barlow nearly every day. I also have one on my computer desk.
I used to carry a Barlow for a while about 25 years ago. Haven't since.