Sawn Bone Brass Bolster Single Blade Barlow Style by ?????

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Sawn Bone Brass Bolster Single Blade Barlow Style by ?????

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Hello. I've got another knife I could use your depth of knowledge to help identify.

This is a beautiful gray color sawn bone single blade that looks like a Barlow, but the only identifying marks look like initials cut into the tang that may read JX or XL, depending on how you hold it.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Sawn Bone Brass Bolster Single Blade Barlow Style by ?????

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Interesting knife! I'm not an expert, but it appears to me that it was a hand made knife.
Pretty cool! ::tu::
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Re: Sawn Bone Brass Bolster Single Blade Barlow Style by ?????

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Dale beat me to it.
I have not seen a production knife with that exact pin placement. I can see an extra pin that appears to be just to hold the bolsters on, and too far up near the edge for most designs.
I agree that it is hand made, and by someone who can make a fairly good knife, judging just by the pictures!
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Agreed it looks handmade and well made too. Nice knife.
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Re: Sawn Bone Brass Bolster Single Blade Barlow Style by ?????

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I dont think I have ever seen a folder with 8 visible pins. The markings are made with individual steel letter stamps. Definitely homemade and in my opinion, not that well made.
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Re: Sawn Bone Brass Bolster Single Blade Barlow Style by ?????

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For sure a home made handle. I suspect the blade is a repurposed factory blade. The nail nick is too good given the rest of the knife. Although still an interesting knife.
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