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    GEC #72 with wharncliffe blade?


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    I was just online looking at some Case mini trappers with the wharncliffe style blade. I have always liked that blade design. It seems really simple to sharpen and keep that way. I always thought that it would be a great work knife. So while I was looking at the Case knives I started to wonder if GEC made anything like that. So I searched and found pictures of the #72 with a wharncliffe blade and ebony handle! What a sweet looking knife. Perfect size and a wharncliffe blade. Now I have to find one for sale. Were these a limited run? Anybody with pictures they would like to share?

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    I've been looking with no luck either. Seems like it was a very limited run.

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    They crop up in the Exchange once in a while (I sold one about a month ago.) They are quite nice.


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    That is a great looking knife. I think your sale post is the one I saw that grabbed my attention. I am having a heck of a time finding one. They are great looking, functional knives.



    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnemann View Post
    They crop up in the Exchange once in a while (I sold one about a month ago.) They are quite nice.


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    Double tap

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    So if these prove impossible to find what is another brand that has a knife of comparable size with a Wharncliffe blade?

    Edit: How about Bear & Sons India stag bone Wharncliffe lock back? How's their quality? I have heard of them but don't have any experience with their products.
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    Knowing how GEC tends to operate, I'm hoping they do another run of 72's with a wharncliffe...I knew I shoulda bought that red handled one when I had the chance.

    Fingers crossed!

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    Fingers crossed is right. Here's to hopeing....


    Quote Originally Posted by zippofan View Post
    Knowing how GEC tends to operate, I'm hoping they do another run of 72's with a wharncliffe...I knew I shoulda bought that red handled one when I had the chance.

    Fingers crossed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalsu View Post
    So if these prove impossible to find what is another brand that has a knife of comparable size with a Wharncliffe blade?

    Edit: How about Bear & Sons India stag bone Wharncliffe lock back? How's their quality? I have heard of them but don't have any experience with their products.
    GEC vs. Bear and Sons?
    Not an apple to apple comparison.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Sons-Whittler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalsu View Post
    So if these prove impossible to find what is another brand that has a knife of comparable size with a Wharncliffe blade?

    Edit: How about Bear & Sons India stag bone Wharncliffe lock back? How's their quality? I have heard of them but don't have any experience with their products.
    Don't know about that one. But the AG Russell regular curved jack is about the same size. Not a lockback though.

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    Yeah I knew they weren't equal in terms of quality. I just ran across the Bear & Sons and thought I would ask about them so CE I don't have any experience with them. Thanks for the link though.
    I will admit I didn't search the forums before asking.

    Quote Originally Posted by knarfeng View Post
    GEC vs. Bear and Sons?
    Not an apple to apple comparison.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Sons-Whittler

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    It's not single bladed, and no lock, but the 2012 Forum knife has a wharncliffe blade on what looks close to a 72 frame:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...fe-Description

    And the progress report showing the knife under construction:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-BF-2012-knife!

    Might just be the thing to tide you over until you can source a single bladed 72.

    Just a thought.

    John

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    I have one of those on order. That's going to be one heck of a knife. I can hardly wait.
    In the mean time I found one of these Case mini trapper ranchers with single wharncliffe blade. Pretty nice looking knife with burnt stag handles. I am still looking for the GEC but I think the Case will be a pretty nice addition to my growing collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by street soldier View Post
    It's not single bladed, and no lock, but the 2012 Forum knife has a wharncliffe blade on what looks close to a 72 frame:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...fe-Description

    And the progress report showing the knife under construction:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-BF-2012-knife!

    Might just be the thing to tide you over until you can source a single bladed 72.

    Just a thought.

    John

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    I've got Sonnemann's, and even though I own more and a dozen GEC's, it's one of my favorites. [IMG][/IMG]

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    Sure like to see a wharnie in the Trader or Trapper size, though honestly I only use the tip on these blades most of the time. [IMG][/IMG]

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    ...like to have more homegrown radishes too...[IMG][/IMG]

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    What a beauty Roseskunk! Cool Pics too!

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    Yes, those pictures are a great study in contrast and arrangement. Glad you're enjoying it.

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    Ah, you guys are killing me, darn it darn it darn it

    As for B&S, I have a couple. A single blade OHO liner lock, OK but the handles are ugly as sin. A budget line medium/small stockman with stag jigged Delrin scales that was $20 which I quite like, and one of their Remington BSA Scout knife repros, another OK. It's disappointing that Bear's FnF isn't higher, but I can't answer for their more expensive models.

    Like Frank said, I'm comparing apples to oranges with my Case and GEC's. I really do like the stockman but I hand picked it too.

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    Roseskunk those are some great pictures. Thanks for sharing them. That is exactly what i am looking for. It is proving to be quite the task.

    I think that I am going to hold off on the B&S knives. I found a GEC #53 with the smooth black buffalo horn scales. Might hold me over until I can find the #72 I am looking for.

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