Former Schrade President Walley Gardner and principal Joe Hufnagel joined with nine master cutlers to form a group of US craftsmen with over 300 years of combined knife making experience. The company they created is located in upstate New York where a long and rich tradition of quality knife making dates back to the 19th century.
You are correct in the Steel Type....The Canal Street Barlow has 14-4 CrMo Clip and Pen Blades
I actually own that same exact knife which was also a PROTOTYPE and a second one (PROTOTYPE) that has the Canal Street Etching on the Bolster. In addition I own another 20 of their English Barlows. I absolutely loved their Barlows.