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Canal Street Cutlery BARLOW Wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Oct 25, 2016. 5 Replies

I am looking for a Canal Street Cutlery Barlow.Firstly if I am lucky enough to find one ...  I am in Australia so would need this posted here.Sadly I have not got one single Canal Street Knife in my…Continue

New Zealand Thrift Shop Haul

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Moon Mar 23, 2016. 2 Replies

On a recent trip to New Zealand I trawled the Thrift & Op shops for sharp things but not a lot on offer.Pic shows my modest haul  A Richards Sheffield cheapie which will get a make over, A Klien…Continue

A "Bounty" of Barlows (?) Time to put your 'thinking caps" on and have some fun.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Wells Jan 30, 2016. 11 Replies

I had all of my Barlow knives out for a Photo Opportunity with the latest arrival and I was trying to come up with a collective noun that would describe them.Sure we could simply say a "Collection"…Continue

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Amanda's Birthday Knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Dec 21, 2015. 19 Replies

My Baby Girl has a birthday coming up Sunday  - 30yo – Where Oh Where did all those years go!!!  (I started Young.)I wanted to make her something she could hang onto and remember her dear old dad by…Continue


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36 to 40 years
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Drop point hunters / Schrade USA /GEC /Queen Cutlery
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Tryo Knife Maker, Small time collector,Hunter,Knife user

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At 17:36 on August 16, 2017, Jan Carter said…

At 11:17 on February 16, 2017,
In Memoriam
D ale

Ah .. I found it.

It's an artifact of the laser engraving process.


Note: What's pictured is in glass & sourced from wiki


VERY similar to what I'm observing on blade blank.

At 7:10 on February 11, 2017, James Phillips said…

Thanks that case is one of my favorite patterns..

At 10:14 on February 8, 2017,
In Memoriam
D ale

Derek .. have you seen these tooling marks before ?

It's like a series of center punches.. sort of. I'm familiar with embossing & have never seen that result in this. It's as if the characters are "written" on/in the metal. e.g. especially evident in the "M" & "N" .. where the change in direction causes the metal to deform into the area previously marked.

?? any clue as to the method ??



D ale

At 0:15 on January 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 18:15 on November 24, 2016, Jim Thompson said…

Derek, there is not a lot more I can tell you except I do not believe this was something someone has added. Camillus is not a brand I have collected and I know they have been closed for a significant period of time. What I do not know if someone has picked up the right for the brand. I look at knives every day, pre 1970, on eBay and this knife was posted there. I am equally sure this knife is not 1970 or before. This could be something they were considering before closing. I do know that this knife has never been sharpened. I will be showing this to my club associates as well as to some dealers.

At 20:26 on August 24, 2016, Ron Cooper said…


You are quite welcome. I was happy to oblige!

Cheers, my friend!

At 2:20 on August 24, 2016, Ron Cooper said…

Here is the video that Stefan Schmalhaus made for his Taylor's Eye Witness Barlow...

At 2:18 on August 24, 2016, Ron Cooper said…

Thanks for friending me! I'm shocked because I thought we already were friends! Goes to show what I know.

About the Taylor's Eye Witness Barlow. It's from their Premier Collection. Here are a few more pics with more info at the bottom... 

That should be enough pics to give you a pretty good idea of what it looks like. It was handmade by Russell White who at the time, about 5 years ago, had been crafting knives for Taylor's Eye Witness for well over a quarter of a century. Of course, TEW are in Sheffield, England. Here is a link for one of Taylor's Eye Witness distributors listing this particular knife: TEW Premier Barlow

Our friend Stefan Schmalhaus did a video of his TEW Barlow with wood scales. I believe aside from mine having Genuine Mother Of Pearl scales and his having some gorgeous wood scales the knives are identical right down to the file worked backspring. I'll post his video in the next frame...

At 4:02 on August 22, 2016,
In Memoriam
D ale

Derek .. just wondering .. did you fabricate one of those wooden vises ???

I will say .. mine has proven very handy.

I would repeat .. if you do fabricate .. pin the corners with metal through pins.

!!! .. Enjoy your day .. !!!

D ale


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