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    Here is mine.

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    Here is one I gave to my dad for Christmas. It has a nice soft easy pull on both blades.








    Comparison to a #73 trapper.



    With a #23 and #73




    I was trying to get a photo of the irradesent Mexican Bocote on this photo, but my old crappy camera was having none of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finedges View Post
    ^^Love that stag fatty!


    Thanks. It looks even better now after about 6 months of carry.

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    The GEC's #25 are cute little gems....that's my 2 cents...
    ( Don't have any Barlow....much less an Gec. )
    Congrats to all of you !
    M.TEX

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    Isn't that bocote a nice wood! I've got a barlow on the way and had a hard time deciding between ebony and bocote. Your pics almost makes me wish I had opted for the bocote. I have a feeling though that more 25's are in my future. Great thread!

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    Finally took some pics, then realized the size of my collection was greater than I thought

    Here's my 25's, starting with my Bocote wharncliffe:



    Blue bone EO spear:



    GEC/Bulldog red bone EO sheepsfoot:



    A #26 sleeveboard whittler in Cocobolo:



    And a #25 comparison with my new Pinched Peanut:



    Whew...took all afternoon to shoot the pics, and my wife was nice enough to help me.

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    Nice pictures. How is the blade pull on the Bulldog? That 3" frame appeals to me, but I don't like hard to open blades.

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    Great pics, zippofan! It's good to see some of your knives. You have some very nice #25's and that pinched peanut looks superb!
    Rick T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny twoshoes View Post
    Here is mine.
    Aw, it's a little shy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfattyt View Post
    Here is one I gave to my dad for Christmas. It has a nice soft easy pull on both blades.
    Luck of the draw, or were you or someone else able to handpick it for him?

    I was trying to get a photo of the iridescent Mexican Bocote on this photo, but my old crappy camera was having none of it.

    Thanks for trying, all the same. I'm familiar with the depth-of-wood effect, and with that in mind your picture points to how it must look in real life. I like seeing the knife in comparison to others as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by zippofan View Post
    Whew...took all afternoon to shoot the pics, and my wife was nice enough to help me.
    Thanks to you both! As Railsplitter says,
    Quote Originally Posted by Railsplitter View Post
    Great pics, zippofan! It's good to see some of your knives. You have some very nice #25's and that pinched peanut looks superb!
    Yep! That peanut is a show-stealer, for sure.

    ~ P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Add View Post
    Nice pictures. How is the blade pull on the Bulldog? That 3" frame appeals to me, but I don't like hard to open blades.
    Thanks!
    The Bulldog is about a 4-5, very easy to pinch open but not so easy that I'd be worried that it would close too easy.

    And thanks Rick and ~P, I know they aren't great photos compared to many here, I'm just glad to be able to post 'em finally.

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    Thanks for that information. Sadly, you have now increased the appeal of this Bulldog knife for me, and just in time for barlow month!

    This place really is dangerous to my fiscal health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Add View Post
    Thanks for that information. Sadly, you have now increased the appeal of this Bulldog knife for me, and just in time for barlow month!

    This place really is dangerous to my fiscal health.
    Believe me, I know what you mean! When I figured it was going to be Barlow month I realized I only have one 'real' 2 blade Barlow, my Queen Dan Burke, so I just had to get another GEC with traditional sawcut handles.

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    These are much older now from when these were reasonably priced

    The bone color has faded to almost white




    When I first posted this one, there was much derision on the Acrylic, but later folk here accepted acrylic as a handle material

    Neeman

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    Neeman, that bone is very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neeman View Post
    These are much older now from when these were reasonably priced

    The bone color has faded to almost white




    When I first posted this one, there was much derision on the Acrylic, but later folk here accepted acrylic as a handle material

    I take it the bone was more yellow when it was new? I like that one a lot.

    As for the acrylic-- Northern Lights?

    It's funny how a pattern might not stand out over another in others' repeatedly-viewed pictures, then suddenly it's all you see (and maybe want)? Maybe sort of like when you've put money down on a car, and then you see them Everywhere?

    Either way, I knew I liked GEC's purple haze, but it was only after seeing your picture above that it registered in my brain as a purple haze barlow:



    Yeah, that helps. O'course, Blue Haze would work, too, and still evoke this pattern's colloquial moniker, "Starry Night."

    ~ P.

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    @ Pertinux.

    The soft pull on my dad's barlow was simple luck.

    It would have been too soft for my tastes, but I like the hard snap on mine. It is just fine to open. The pen is lighter, and just right for me too.

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    I'll add an acrylic 25.

    Russell


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    Say now, that's a looker, Rusty1.

    What are the scales called? What year?

    (GEC is continually improving its archives, but I hope someday we'll be able to search their site by pattern #, etc.)

    ~ P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty1 View Post
    I'll add an acrylic 25.

    Russell

    What's this? Never seen one of these. What's the name of acrylic? Is it grits and molasses?
    WTB 2008 Tidioute GEC #252208 Purple Haze......
    & GEC 38 Lick Creeks.
    Order of Kai #1775.
    ~Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny twoshoes View Post
    Here is mine.
    That fella's hiding. We're gonna need to see a little more!
    WTB 2008 Tidioute GEC #252208 Purple Haze......
    & GEC 38 Lick Creeks.
    Order of Kai #1775.
    ~Randy

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