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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:02 pm
by TripleF
terryl308 wrote:Scott, count on me if you need another volunteer, I'll send you a pm with my address. thanks, Terry ::tu::
You're in Terry!! ::tu::

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:37 pm
by TripleF
To the others involved in the Review/Pass.....I've had the idea to post our reviews at the same time on the same day.
My thought is we couldn't be led to expect something that may not be.

What say you all....Jerry....Jody....Wade....Terry....Tom?

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:51 pm
by TripleF
Here we go fellas.....

I'm sending to Jerry today! Jerry when done could you mail to Wade, he's relocating at the end of June!

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The packaging is quite impressive......

Let us know when she arrives please!

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:12 pm
by Jody744
TripleF wrote:To the others involved in the Review/Pass.....I've had the idea to post our reviews at the same time on the same day.
My thought is we couldn't be led to expect something that may not be.

What say you all....Jerry....Jody....Wade....Terry....Tom?
So hold our review until everyone is done?

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 pm
by TripleF
Jody744 wrote:
TripleF wrote:To the others involved in the Review/Pass.....I've had the idea to post our reviews at the same time on the same day.
My thought is we couldn't be led to expect something that may not be.

What say you all....Jerry....Jody....Wade....Terry....Tom?
So hold our review until everyone is done?
That's what I'm thinking.....to try. Maybe post a pic or 2 while using it.

Waiting for other replies.....

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:11 pm
by terryl308
Scott, ok with me, just let me know when you want a review and photo's posted. I'll let you know when I get the knife. thanks for now, Terry

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:14 am
by TripleF
Jerry has the knife!!

Yeah, I think we'll just post as we go....ok fellas.!

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:54 pm
by Colonel26
Sounds good to me Scott!

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:51 pm
by jerryd6818
It came in yesterday. The first thing I noticed was a strong spring and a stiff opening blade. The spring is not nail breaking strong but close to it. What saves it is a deeper than average nail nick. The knife came to me very sharp but I have the feeling that was Scott's doing.

The next thing I noticed was a big beefy blade, sporting a larger than average clip to a very sharp pointed tip. My first thought was, "you would need to be careful with that tip because it looks like it would be easy to break off if you were not careful how you used it".
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The back spring sits level with the liners and frame with the blade in the open position.
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But with the blade closed, it does not sit flush but slightly depressed. Makes me wonder if they're all like this or if it's just this one.
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I don't recall seeing a knife whose back spring stopped short of enclosing the bottom pin. Odd. ::shrug::
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I'll carry this for a couple of days, report back, then send it on to it's next stop, Colonel26. You can suspect to see it the first part of next week, Cuz.

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:50 pm
by Colonel26
10-4. I'm looking forward to it. Especially since I'm not a Barlow guy. I really want to like them. I've just never been able to. I'm hoping this will be the one.

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:36 pm
by TripleF
I as well noticed the spring "fit" wasn't flush with the liners.....and there's a teenee weenee gap on one side.

I reported to the company that there tang stamp does nothing for identifying their product.

I did give that edge a work over. There was an original ground edge that had deep grooves (see below).


And had a difficult time cutting cardboard (see below for both examples).

I was able to get it to the point where the edge was acceptable to me.

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:28 pm
by Jody744
Ok, so I finally read the entire title to this thread. I was wondering how Scott came up with the name "Millie", just figured it hearkened to days gone by of poodle skirts and Jerry Lee Lewis on the jukebox...
Milford Barlow, from across the pond. Our family joined Milford Baptist Church in Marietta, GA when I was in school, my mother was just recently recognized for 25 years as their pianist! I will do some weird testing, as Sheffield knives are built to use, for working class, at affordable prices. My typical edc routine includes a GEC 15 sfo, a vic alox pioneer, and maybe a custom. I also have a Bear and Son barlow somewhere. Looking forward to this, as I am behind on getting a lambsfoot from sheffield.

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:11 pm
by Colonel26
It's here! Just in time to help me work on the mower and check on the bees. I'll have to work on this edge some, but she's about to go to work!

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 4:38 pm
by Colonel26
I packed it yesterday while fooling with a half running mower and mowing part of my yard. The extent of its cutting was to cut a kill jug in half to catch some oil I drained from the mower.
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Last night I spent some time working on the edge with an Arkansas stone. On the positive side this steel takes a really nice edge. There is quite a bit of difference in the thickness of the blade stock from the tang to the point. So what was a nice long sloping bevel at the tip was a very steep abrupt angle by the tang. It also still had quite a bit of burr on the tang end. So I took some of that shoulder down on the bevel and polished the burr down and now it's good and even AND SHARP.

I'll try to put it through its paces over the next couple of days and see how the edge holds up.

Overall, I'm actually liking it pretty good thus far.

Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:51 pm
by TripleF
Thanks for tightening up that edge.....it was very rigid when I got it!