Robeson Barlows

The first Robeson knives were imported by Millard Robeson from England and Germany exclusively. This continued from 1979 until 1896 when Robeson began manufacturing knives in the United States. Since inception, the company has gone through several reorganizations & eventually ended up as a Queen Cutlery brand.
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Robeson Barlows

Postby edge213 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 am

Strawberry bone Barlow and a Daddy barlow.
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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby FRJ » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 am

Nice knives. ::nod::
Sure like the round bolster on the little knife and really like Robeson's good looking stamp on the larger knife too. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby edge213 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:51 am

Thanks Joe, I really like the stamp on the Robeson Barlows too.
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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:16 pm

Most of Robeson's 3 3/8" Barlows had that rounded bolster and can properly be referred to as sleeveboard patterns. The large Barlows all had the squared bolsters.

They did make some 3 3/8" Barlows with a squared bolster and even early on had their "RCC" logo on them. Those are really quite rare. Even the squared ones without the logo are not common.

I may have some photos I took from Ebay to illustrate some of that.

I have sold almost all my Robeson Barlows, so any photos I have of those, I really do not feel I should use, since the knives no longer belong to me.

I'll have to change computers to find the Ebay photos.

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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:13 am

Here is a Robeson Barlow with squared bolsters and the "RCC" logo on the bolsters.

The jigged and worm grooved bone on this knife is very similar to that on my Terrier Barlow with its "TCC" bolster logo, shown below.

The knife sold on Ebay a few months ago. I hope I'm not showing a knife that belongs to someone here. ::facepalm::

This knife and my Terrier are the only two Robeson Barlows I've ever seen with this jigged bone. I suspect they date from the same period, 1910 - 1916.

Actually, Tom Kalcevic, in Knives Can Talk!, dates that ROBESON / CUTLERY / ROCHESTER stamp 1917 - 1939, and suggests they were made in a second factory that Robeson opened in Mount Morris, New York, to ease the burden on the Perry factory during WWI.

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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby doglegg » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 am

RobesonsRme.com wrote:Here is a Robeson Barlow with squared bolsters and the "RCC" logo on the bolsters.

The jigged and worm grooved bone on this knife is very similar to that on my Terrier Barlow with its "TCC" bolster logo, shown below.

The knife sold on Ebay a few months ago. I hope I'm not showing a knife that belongs to someone here. ::facepalm::

This knife and my Terrier are the only two Robeson Barlows I've ever seen with this jigged bone. I suspect they date from the same period, 1910 - 1916.

Your showing the knife that a lot of us wished belonged to us. ::tu::

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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby woodwalker » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 am

Robeson and Terrier sure made some beautiful barlows!! Very nice gentlemen! :)

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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby FRJ » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 am

Great looking Barlows, Charlie.
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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:00 am

Found another set of photos I had grabbed off Ebay.

Kalcevic dates that stamp to 1900 - 1916.

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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:08 am

"Your showing the knife that a lot of us wished belonged to us. ::tu::"

Yeah, that Terrier is really something, isn't it?

I think if I was forced to weed my collection down to just one knife, that would be it.

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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby edge213 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:04 am

I'm with you on that Charlie.
The Terrier is beautiful.
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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby Duffer » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:13 am

I am late checking in on this thread and Charlie’s Barlows but I got to say like everybody has commented that that stylistic bolster TCC Barlow is stunning and would be an exceptional prize in any serious vintage knife collection ::tu:: ::tu:: It has everything going for it!
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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 pm

As I've said before and maybe it's because I love the movie Life With Father, with William Powell and Irene Dunn, but that Terrier logo looks like a Victorian gentleman's face with pince nez glasses and dainty mustache.

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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby edge213 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:08 pm

Strawberry bone
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Re: Robeson Barlows

Postby edge213 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:09 pm

Strawberry delrin
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