Barlow Returns!!

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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:06 pm

Rick, I’m confused too, but if it shows next week I’ll be sure to tell! OH
Ps. And post pictures!
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Railsplitter » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:50 pm

Old Hunter wrote:Rick, I’m confused too, but if it shows next week I’ll be sure to tell! OH
Ps. And post pictures!

::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:25 pm

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Old Hunter wrote:Thanks for the heads up, ordered one of the blue Rogers bone with single Spear blade from Shepherd Hills; been needing that variation of barlow and I like the bolster etch as well. OH


I like everything about that one too. Resisting the urge because I don't really need any new knives. Sure is nice though.

The SHC website has me confused. In the header they state that these will be "previewed to the public" at the SHOT Show in January yet they state that this model and some others are shipping this week. ::shrug:: Anybody know what that's all about?


I think the Pilot Test Run smooth natural bone is shipping the first week of January. The rest are going to be released in Jan and maybe some in February. If CK and SHC have them for sale, I don’t think you will have any trouble getting ahold of one of these. With the exception of the pilot test run, that one will be limited. And it is no longer listed as available on SHC website. Two are showing that they will ship this week, don’t think I would take “this week” literally. The navy bone and the Caribbean blue bone are the two. I am holding out to buy the curly maple and the bonestag along w/ the natural smooth bone I already ordered. I learned a long time ago that when you can get the 1st production or pilot test run from Case, you are wise to buy those.
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:29 pm

This is what CK has to say on their Early Reserves page for the Case 2019 Barlow run:

These are all TruSharp and essentially as-pictured. They are not taking orders until Shot Show (end of January); so I don’t really have a delivery date and details are subject to change.

But I think we have enough information to offer reservations on them.


Anticipated prices are also listed on the Early Reserves page. There is no Test Pilot run available through CK.
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby JohnR » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:21 pm

Just picked a 2 blade pilot test run off of EBay, there were 4 of them and they were going fast.

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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Old Hunter » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:35 am

My Case 61009 SS Blue Rogers Barlow came yesterday, I was very surprised because I never got a shipment notice from Shepherd Hills Cutlery - I thought SHC was still waiting on Case to manufacture the knife. Those folks don't mess around with a knife order! The blades have very nice W&T (a snappy "6" both ways), nice F&F, an even deep blue color on evenly jigged bone (in my pictures the pile side color is correct - the mark side color is darker in the picture than in reality). Backspring pressure is even on open and on close (this knife has half-stops). Blade is "using sharp" right out of the box; box marked as packaged on 12/13/18 but tang is stamped for 2019. The bolster stamp is very smooth (only black in the picture - I don't think it is your everyday etch if it is an etch). Case did themselves proud on this re-introduction of the traditional Case Barlow - there is nothing not to like about his knife! Happy New Year! OH
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby 313 Mike » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:19 pm

That's a real beauty, Bruce! I seem to recall you have a fondness for Case blue bone, and that is a fine example.
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Old Hunter » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:06 pm

Thanks Mike! You recall correctly, I used to collect blue bone Case pocketknives- not avidly anymore but if I buy a modern Case and blue bone is a choice, that’s the one I pick. By the way, this knife has great action, been using it all day. Cut the pork roast from the package, been opening boxes in my shop, etc. OH
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 pm

Old Hunter wrote:My Case 61009 SS Blue Rogers Barlow came yesterday, I was very surprised because I never got a shipment notice from Shepherd Hills Cutlery - I thought SHC was still waiting on Case to manufacture the knife. Those folks don't mess around with a knife order! The blades have very nice W&T (a snappy "6" both ways), nice F&F, an even deep blue color on evenly jigged bone (in my pictures the pile side color is correct - the mark side color is darker in the picture than in reality). Backspring pressure is even on open and on close (this knife has half-stops). Blade is "using sharp" right out of the box; box marked as packaged on 12/13/18 but tang is stamped for 2019. The bolster stamp is very smooth (only black in the picture - I don't think it is your everyday etch if it is an etch). Case did themselves proud on this re-introduction of the traditional Case Barlow - there is nothing not to like about his knife! Happy New Year! OH


Wow Bruce that is one nice looking knife. Now I’m excited about the mail coming. Hopefully my natural smooth bone Barlow will be here today.
I am really fond of Rogers jigging, and that one is really well done.
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:06 pm

My natural smooth bone 2 blade Barlow came today. This is much better looking in person than in the photos. The photos on SHC’s website had me questioning whether I should buy this one, but now that I have it, I am glad I did. The natural smooth bone is speckled w/ black flecks in the natural bone, it is top notch. Really glad this is back in production.
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Old Hunter » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:18 am

Very nice Sharp&Shiny - you did well. Something I rarely ever do anymore is take a brand new knife and drop it in my pocket - I've done this with my new single blade Case Barlow and I'm glad I have - real nice knife for the money. OH
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby 32man » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:58 pm

jmh58 wrote:CASE has returned the Barlow to standard production.. Saw a few over at SHC site.. Got 1 on my radar.. ::nod:: ::tu::
John :)

I hope the quality is good on these. We know it's been a hit or miss lately :roll:

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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby jmh58 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:13 pm

32man wrote:
jmh58 wrote:CASE has returned the Barlow to standard production.. Saw a few over at SHC site.. Got 1 on my radar.. ::nod:: ::tu::
John :)

I hope the quality is good on these. We know it's been a hit or miss lately :roll:


You are sooo right.. I had a Barlow on order but cancelled.. Want to handle it in person.. ::shrug::
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby Old Hunter » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:00 pm

I took a chance and got lucky, however I usually like to handle a Case before I buy. OH
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Re: Barlow Returns!!

Postby JohnR » Sat May 25, 2019 11:11 am

Have picked up 4 more of the Barlow's, 2 red bone and 2 Peacock Appaloosa bone, had to buy 2 of the red bones because my wife claimed the first one I received. Quality is very good on all 4, Case is doing a great job on this run.
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