CAMCO Barlow Info Request

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CAMCO Barlow Info Request

Post by GIJohnny1994 » Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:37 pm

New guy here looking for info on this old CAMCO Barlow that was my grandpa's EDC on the farm. He passed in January of 2004, so I know the knife is at least early 2000s. I haven't touched it since it was given to me except for showing to my boys. Otherwise, it's been stored for safe keeping and sentimental reasons. Can anyone provide me with info on an approximate age of the knife and what type of blade it is? It's not numbered in anywhere that I can see. I've been toying with the idea of cleaning it up and using it as my EDC. Thank you in advance.
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Re: CAMCO Barlow Info Request

Post by 313 Mike » Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:26 pm

Here is a link to a catalog for Camco knives that has the barlow in it, The catalog is from 1951, not saying that is when your knife is from, but at least it gives you an idea of when it was first produced. From what I have read it's tough to date a Camco by the stamp. Cool knife though, you are fortunate to have it!

Camco - Collectors of Camillus http://www.collectors-of-camillus.us/Ca ... talogs.pdf
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Re: CAMCO Barlow Info Request

Post by Ridgegrass » Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:35 pm

That's a nice old knife, in nice shape and the sheepsfoot blade is, for some folks, more desirable. They are hard to date because the stamp didn't change much. CAMCO was made by Camillus from 1948-on. They weren't high-priced but they were good working knives. Just a guess but maybe the 50's - 70's. If you want to keep it like your Gramps left it, just a light cleaning with oil will preserve its patina. No abrasives. That would destroy its heritage. Good luck. ::tu:: J.O'.

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Post by Reverand » Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:32 pm

For a knife that he carried daily, it is in great shape! A lot of older EDC knives were worn out by daily use, but your Grandfather seems to have taken great care of it. If it were mine I would oil the joints, and lightly rub the blades with oil. Then whether you carry it or put it away, it will remain in good shape. I hope that you can pas it down to one of your children someday.
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Re: CAMCO Barlow Info Request

Post by tongueriver » Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:18 pm

From here it appears to have Delrin covers. If so, it can't be older than about 1961-1962.

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Re: CAMCO Barlow Info Request

Post by Madmarco » Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:05 pm

Nice old Barlow Johnny! ::tu:: I can't provide any answers to your questions, but more knowledgeable members will see it eventually and perhaps supply some information for you. BTW, ::welcome:: to AAPK! ::handshake:: 8)
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Re: CAMCO Barlow Info Request

Post by GIJohnny1994 » Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:57 pm

Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate the info. I've kept this thing tucked away and now that my youngest boy (8 yrs old) has expressed interest in pocket knives, I wanted to share my grandpa's knife and story with him. Thanks, again!

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