Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by Colonel26 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:54 pm

TripleF wrote:Thanks for tightening up that edge.....it was very rigid when I got it!
You ain't just whistling Dixie either. This steel is pretty darn hard too.
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by royal0014 » Sat May 27, 2017 9:17 pm

Millie arrived here this morning. Didn't know she was headed this way!

Initial impression is fair. I like the wood having some texture to it, instead of being so slick.
Fit and finish is ok; the walk 'n talk is kind of stiff and a little gritty imo.
Others have tweaked on the cutting edge, some maybe I'll spend a few minutes
on the pivoting ... ::tu::
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by TripleF » Mon May 29, 2017 1:57 pm

WOW, this rascal's movin' at Bandit speed!!!

Only one pic Wade?

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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by Colonel26 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:56 pm

I have more pics, and my thoughts. But I was thinking we were saving our impressions and posting them all at once at the end. If that isn't the case, let me me know and I'll post my thoughts.
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by TripleF » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:59 pm

Colonel26 wrote:I have more pics, and my thoughts. But I was thinking we were saving our impressions and posting them all at once at the end. If that isn't the case, let me me know and I'll post my thoughts.
Yeah I thought we might, but purty tough to coordinate all involved to be online at the same time....

Let 'er fly Wade!!! ::tu::

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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by Colonel26 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:05 pm

Well it's been a few days, but I recorded my thoughts so I'll post my notes and then sum it up.


Initial impressions:
1. Very nice presentation and packaging.
2. Well made knife with decent heft for size.
3. A lot of blade in a small package. I like the shape of the clip blade.
4. The swedge is wonderful, very nice touch.

Pros:
1. Solid construction. No wobble.
2. Very good pull.
3. Very good snap when closing.
4. Carbon steel.
5. Steel takes a very good edge.
6. Wood covers are very nicely rounded and thinned. No sharp edges felt in the hand. Fit my hand well for a smaller knife.
7. Wonderful swedge.

Negatives:
1. Was not very sharp when it arrived.
2. The bevel was not good and even as of its been sharpened freehand at different angles. I'm not sure if it came from the factory like that. It cleaned up nicely on an Arkansas stone.
3. Minimal gaps between the inner scales and the back spring. Some pin point light coming through. No more than most production knives. Completely acceptable.
4. Only one blade.

Final thoughts:

Over all for a user this is a very good knife. It fits the hand well for what I consider a little knife. It really could use a second blade though in my opinion. The wood covers were nice, wood is not not my cup of tea, but they were nice. The walk was a bit gritty, I loved the spring tension, but at this price point I would expect a bit more smoothness. Also, for the price, I would expect the tang to be flush with the liners in the closed position. I mean a $15 chicom Rough Rider is, this one should be too.

Please don't take my "for the price" comments to mean that I think this is a bad knife, it is a well built knife for sure. The list price is a real deal too, and if the final price were the same as the list price those little aesthetic things might not bother me as bad. But by the time shipping is thrown in, we are at the CASEish price range. If I am going to be paying the same amount I'll take the one with better fit and finish all other things being equal.

IMO these could be very good selling, sought after knives. Quality is definitely there, and did I mention and awesome swedege!!!!! But fit and finish needs to be tweaked some. Just remember that with the shipping charges you are stepping up a level in the market. I may be willing to accept some crudeness in he $30 price range, but north of $40 I expect some refinement. Just my opinion.

Here are the best pics I took. Cutting some burlap for the bee smoker, and about to trim some comb off the queen cage I removed from the new colony of bees. By the way, I introduced Parker to the joys of chewing bee comb. Lol. I also whittled with it, and it did well. No pics of that though.
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by Colonel26 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:14 pm

Wait, I found another pic. I cut this milk jog to make a pan to catch some motor oil out of my mower.
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by TripleF » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:47 pm

Great job Wade! Thanks!

On the way to you Terry!!

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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by terryl308 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:12 pm

Got it today, will write up a review and photo later today, who gets it next? Terry
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by terryl308 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:51 pm

::handshake:: Pro: Aggressive cuts
Nice beefy blade and I like the pointed tip on the blade.
Rosewood is nice
Nice box
Price is acceptable

Con: Main spring to a little too stiff for me.
Back spring doesn't enclose the bottom pin?
Not the best F&F (a little blade rub)

over all, a pretty good knife for the money. I made a bunch of cuts on 8 ounce leather with out any noticeable loss of edge. Not sure what the factory edge was like but someone before me touched up the edge (good job!)
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by Colonel26 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:15 pm

terryl308 wrote:::handshake:: Pro: Aggressive cuts
Nice beefy blade and I like the pointed tip on the blade.
Rosewood is nice
Nice box
Price is acceptable

Con: Main spring to a little too stiff for me.
Back spring doesn't enclose the bottom pin?
Not the best F&F (a little blade rub)

over all, a pretty good knife for the money. I made a bunch of cuts on 8 ounce leather with out any noticeable loss of edge. Not sure what the factory edge was like but someone before me touched up the edge (good job!)
It spent several hours one night on a couple of my whet rocks and steels.

I agree with your observations.
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by terryl308 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:54 pm

On the way to Jody in the morning. thanks, scott, Terry
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by Jody744 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:11 am

It has been a busy week, got this stout little knife opened up Thursday am, spent a bunch of time in the shop at work. (Friday was all in the office, had to do a ton of ordering supplies)
Cut right through this wire
Cut right through this wire
Opened @ 18 boxes easily, this tape is very sticky
Opened @ 18 boxes easily, this tape is very sticky
Cutting shipping labels, scissors were MIA
Cutting shipping labels, scissors were MIA
Cut lids off a few boxes cleanly, no snags
Cut lids off a few boxes cleanly, no snags
1st impression, this bad boy fits my hand well, cuts well, rides in LFP well, lockup is just fine. Probably the strongest spring on any knife I ever had, gonna try cleaning and oiling the joint. One of those "best bang for the buck" knives..(and they are on sale!). More to follow as events warrant.
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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by TripleF » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:18 am

Knice work Jody!! ::tu::

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Re: Oakedge Milford Rosewood Barlow Pass & Review

Post by Jody744 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:25 pm

Thanks, Scott. Weekend was busy, sanded a tabletop for my wife...
Waiting for stain
Waiting for stain
Cutting sandpaper to sand trim by hand
Cutting sandpaper to sand trim by hand
Getting the backing off sticky pads, could not get with fingernail
Getting the backing off sticky pads, could not get with fingernail
Cleanly opening clampack of new knobs for other painted furniture
Cleanly opening clampack of new knobs for other painted furniture
I still have yet to clean and oil the joint..
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