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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 11:35 PM

I have fond memories walking through a local hardware store with my dad back in the 60's. The owner always had Imperial knives in a cardboard display hanging on the wall. Just like most kids back then, I always hung out looking at the knives. They had the Barlow knives there as well. Know a days, I collect knives just like I do guns. I have the Case, Schrade and Camillus as well as some custom knives in my collection. However I have some of the old cheap ones too, just for old times sake. It feels good to have them in my pocket again.


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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 01:01 PM
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Most of my knives are inexpensive knives, just can't see spending the money on art work for anything! I do have one custom, well son has it now. Track made in Whitefish, Montana in about 1971. One of a kind but I never used it hunting for what ever reason. Have a couple nice Bucks. Hard to say as I'm not a Buck fan, One was a gift from a friend the other a judge's gift at a field trial I judged. These are both nice but I don't use them either. My favorite are Schrade folder's. Then I buy the inexpensive under $20 set's mostly. They take a good edge and are fine for whatever I've needed a knife for.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 07:28 PM
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Since I dealt in cutlery for a few years..more for fun than profit, I took some in trade as well. I have a couple cigar box sized plastic containers, each about half full .

I don't usually carry any of the more costly ones around these days, because that is almost a guarantee, I will lose it!

So, I usually I carry a cheap one...pretty good chance it won't get lost !


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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 09:39 PM
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I went fishing in Carrabelle, Florida maybe 20 years ago and found that my knife didn't go with me. I bought a stainless steel Barlow lock blade, a nice little "dress" knife, when I got there. I just checked one of my drawers and I still have it, nice and very sharp and good to go. I will say it's surprisingly one of the best Barlow knives that I've ever had, and it may have cost me $5 tops....

I have some Cold Steel, Gerber and Kershaw knives as well as an old Schrade Sharpfinger somewhere....

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 07:55 PM
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Cheap might be okay for scraping gaskets, cutting boxes open, or mini pry bar.

I’ve just got no patience for cheap steel, or weak springs or loose joints.

I need a kinder gentler machine gun

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