A barlow from Korea

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Nephilim
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A barlow from Korea

Post by Nephilim » Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:24 am

Recent acquisition, thought I'd share it here.
2.30 inch blade, approx. Clear plastic scales with a deer and forest scene on the handle.
2.30 inch blade, approx. Clear plastic scales with a deer and forest scene on the handle.
Close up on the tang stamp, reading "United" and "Korea" within a globe.
Close up on the tang stamp, reading "United" and "Korea" within a globe.
I assume United is the name of the company, and this knife was made in South Korea. If anyone knows anything more about the company or its history, I'd like to know.

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rea1eye
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Re: A barlow from Korea

Post by rea1eye » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:13 am

Interesting hook.
How is the construction and blade?

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Re: A barlow from Korea

Post by Nephilim » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:45 am

Feels solid, its in virtually mint condition. The covers are quite thin and flat. The backspring is firm, with a good half stop, but not too stiff. It's easy enough to open it with the nail nick, but you could just about pinch it too. The factory edge is unimpressive, but I like the relatively tall and thin classic barlow blade profile. Probably a common 420 steel.
EDIT: Taking a closer look, it doesn't have quite as much taper as a comparable barlow by Richards, its more like a flat stamping.

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Re: A barlow from Korea

Post by Dan In MI » Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:00 pm

It's possible that United was the importer. It's a neat and unusual knife! ::tu::
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