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So I bought some new Barlow's to celebrate April Fool's Dasy!!
I'll describe the picsd for you.
The first is all 3 knives displayed with blades open.
Pic 2: The bolster of the Russell Barlow
Pic 3: The Tang of the Russell, laid out as:
RUSSELL in a half-circle over
Pic 4: the exciting pic, is the Russell again. Etched on the large blade is the word:
SECOND pretty clear even in the pic!
Most of you know that Russell -Harrington repaied arlow's for members of their Barlow Bearcats Club that was initially formed by a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal Newspaper. Any blade that Russell replaced on these knives was marked with the etching SECOND. These knives are now pretty rare. This is actually the first example that I have been able to get my hands on.
You can find info on these knives on page 238 of your Goin's book aout cutlery markings.
Pic 5: A Pine Knot Barlow tang marked with the company name over a logo that appears to be a tree with a knot.
Pic 6: The handle of a Maher Grosch Barlow. This knife is fully made out of steel and this handle is marked just as many wood and bone handles are.
Pic 7: The tang of this same knife, marked MAHER & over GROSCH
I like this steel Barlow a lot. It's the first I have seen.
So two firsts for my collection today:
* A Russell Barlow marked SECOND on the blade which belonged to a member of the Russell Bearcats!
* A Maher Grosh fully steel Barlow
Such cool knives!
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