Case knife help

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  1. cjc

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    Any idea what is might be used for? Looks to be factory design not a break repair. Thought I would go to the experts...
     

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    One Arm Man or One Armed Bandit pattern
     
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    It's supposed to look like a razor blade. Purely for style. Though I think it could be useful for something like leatherwork...
     
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    What is the pattern number? I can’t make it out from the pic. You should be able to google “case (pattern number)” and find out the name of the blade pattern.
    I have seen it before, it’s definitely factory, I’m just not sure what it’s called or used for.
     
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    I just read that the shape is supposed to have the practical advantage of being able to hook the blade tip on your pants leg, a table, etc, and open the knife one handed...hence the name.
     
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    Apparently the pattern was popular after the American Civil war with so many veterans losing limbs from battlefield amputations.
     
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    Huh, whadda ya know. I never knew they existed - learn something new everyday! Thanks everyone, knew I would find a quick answer here
     
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    5205R, one armed razor jack...let's see a clear picture of both sides of the tang
     
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    20181013_172203.jpg 20181013_172128.jpg

    Here are the markings. Bone handle
     
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    A razor Barlow, stainless blade. The scales (handles) are stag, indicated by the first digit in the pattern number (5)
     
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    Spork called it...plus it's just a nice change...the stay looks good and the Barlow pattern is timeless and classic.
     
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    Nice, That's a neat history on that blade style. Thanks for posting it.
     
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