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    Knife show success


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    I was able to look at some lovely GEC knives today at the Easton Knife show. The GEC table had a nice selection of their current production runs. The person I was speaking with, Chris I believe, was very helpful and friendly. My eye was caught by the Ben Hogan lock-back in Brazilian jigged cherry. Chris told me they just finished those and she was able to grab a few before leaving on Friday. She told me she was able to get a few low numbers and that she had number 2 available. How could I say no? I didn't!



    Here is open.



    I was also impressed with the Outlaw Gunstock Jack in burnt stag, so I got that too!







    I'm quite happy with the haul. I had a couple of items I was planning on trying to trade/sell, so I may head back tomorrow and swing by again to see if anything else needs a new home. I mean, it's only polite so Chris doesn't have to hassle with carrying everything back across the state.

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    Lovely knives! Great stag on that Outlaw
    -Tom

    Looking for Easy Open Jacks of all variety...

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    Congrats on two great knives!

    I don't remember seeing many Ben Hogan's on here, I'm very curious about its pocketability at 4 1/4" as it seems like a nice slim pattern. Reminds me a little of the Case Copperlock.

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    Cyo,

    I'm so glad you found knives you like. Thanks for the pictures! I especially like the Outlaw.

    When I was at GEC a couple months back, Chris Tucker was very helpful not only in helping me choose a pattern, but the covers within that pattern-- she opened a lot of tubes for me! So, I'm not surprised you had a good experience at the GEC table.

    I'd hoped to get there today, but schedules and priorities ruled it out (some days, it's a real bummer being a grown up). I hadn't realized the show continued tomorrow. Hmmmmm.

    ~ P.

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    I like the look of that cherry wood!

    Quote Originally Posted by zippofan View Post
    I don't remember seeing many Ben Hogan's on here, I'm very curious about its pocketability at 4 1/4" as it seems like a nice slim pattern. Reminds me a little of the Case Copperlock.
    Mine is 4.5" which is a bit large for me, but I prefer smaller knives in my pocket. So as not to take away from Cyo's thread, I will direct you here for a thread I posted showing it as the patina has developed.

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    Very nice knives - congrats!

    That's some beautiful (and nicely matched) stag on the #76; one of the nicest examples I've seen.

    How's the lockup on the Ben Hogan? Any up/down or lateral play? Don't get me wrong, I love GEC's lockbacks--I have half-a-dozen #72s--but they're not exactly what I'd call "bank vaults" in the lockup department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippofan View Post
    I don't remember seeing many Ben Hogan's on here, I'm very curious about its pocketability at 4 1/4" as it seems like a nice slim pattern.
    My Ben Hogan is a Northfield, and it's 4 9/16" closed. I sat down while watching a couple of ball games and stitched (just with needle and thread) a section about 1 1/2" wide down the outside edge of my back pockets next to where I just carry a handkerchief and comb. I don't even know it's there. It's a tough knife to try and carry loose in either the front or back pocket because it wants to go horizontal almost immediately. Upright is the key.

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    Glad to see they made that pattern into a lockback, now I'll get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Very nice knives - congrats!

    That's some beautiful (and nicely matched) stag on the #76; one of the nicest examples I've seen.

    How's the lockup on the Ben Hogan? Any up/down or lateral play? Don't get me wrong, I love GEC's lockbacks--I have half-a-dozen #72s--but they're not exactly what I'd call "bank vaults" in the lockup department.
    Lock-up is tight. No up and down or lateral play at all. I'm quite pleased with it.

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    That's good news - thanks!

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    Both nice I really like the looks of the OLJ!

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    The Ben Hogan pattern is on my short list. I carry that size grandad barlows in my front pockets daily. No problems here.

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    Those are some nice knives.

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    Does anyone know if they'll come out with the 65 lockback in a different handle material? i.e. I'd kill for an Ebony NF w/ spear blade

    ETA: found the production for anyone who's interested. Nice.

    #65LB – Benjamin L. Hogan – Clip blade, cap end, lockback

    Tidioute – smooth bolster
    Jigged bone – color to be determined
    Ebony Wood
    Jigged Brazilian Cherry Wood
    Acrylic – color to be determined

    Northfield – Lined bolster
    Jigged bone – color to be determined
    Calico bone
    Cocobolo Wood
    Burnt Stag
    Natural Stag
    Genuine Stag
    Pheasant Feathers Acrylic
    Last edited by Sonnemann; 10-01-2012 at 06:02 AM.

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    Great looking lockback, Another one I need to get!

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    Nice score on some beautiful knives - congrats.
    Al Dodge

    Merry Christmas all you fellow knife nuts.

    NOTE: Anyone that does a deal with me and wants feed back left please ask, folks I deal with here are great.

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    Good choices, Cyo!
    A 2014 Stag BF Jack in everyone's pocket!

    What could be better?

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    Those are two very nice looking knives! I especially like the stag on that gunstock. Extremely dramatic.

    Kevin

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