Colonel Coon Knives were made by Adrain A. Harris, Mr. Harris started making fixed blade knives as a hobby in the 60's, in 1976 he became the only authorized field repairman in the U.S. for Schrade, a few months later he became the only authorized repairman for Kissing Crane and J.A. Henckels in the United States, in 1978 he founded Tennessee Knife Works Inc. in his home town of Columbia, Tenn. and began making Colonel Coon Knives the old style a true bench made or handmade pocket knife. In 1988 he sold his manufacturing processes to W.R Case & Sons and retired.
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A variety of original Colonel Coon barlows. I started collecting coons in the mid 80's. Took a break for about 20 years for college, marriage, kids, career, and then started back up about 15 years ago. Believe it or not all the barlows in this pic are unique in some way. The bolsters may be brass or nickel silver or may or may not have barlow stamped in it. Various handle materials ranging from stag to jigged bone, to pearl, TN mussel shell, wood and micarta. And the various blade etches and stamps. However, none of these are club knives. Some are very rare because Adrian stamped his name in the liner. Only a few of those exist. That's another story.
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Pretty fabulous collection.
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Nice group of knives. Barlows are a useful and attractive style to collect.
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Hope you got the one I sold.
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