2019 GEC 29 Humpback/Stockyard Whittler Thread

waverave

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Well...let's get a thread going shall we?
I have been looking forward to this pattern since they announced it a while back.
Some interesting materials they have selected.
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The mock up shows a clip but the schedule says ramfoot. This “what’s happening” picture makes me think it’s a ramfoot/sheepfoot combo but who knows.

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Yeah I'm a little confused by the hallway photo. A ramsfoot/sheepfoot combo would be curious.
 
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I'm all about interesting acrylics (and especially snakewood,) but I don't particularly care for a punch, nor a three springed knive. And I surely won't put down the money these will probably cost for a three springed knife WITH a punch.
 

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Bring it on! Osage or Tidioute bone would be my choice.

If I can just go online and buy one, I'll be very pleased. I hope there'll be no lolly-scrambling - I just don't have the time or energy for that.

The mock up shows a clip but the schedule says ramfoot. This “what’s happening” picture makes me think it’s a ramfoot/sheepfoot combo but who knows.

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Misprint? I assume the ram/lamb picture is in reference to the #93 that just came out. Maybe the sheepfoot on the #29 will be a larger ramfoot.
 

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Assuming it has the blade complement shown in the drawings, I think this is a very compelling knife. I agree with r8shell r8shell about not being down for a lollyscramble, but I'll definitely be keeping my eye on them.
 

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Since we got adequate numbers on the 97s, we can hope that there will be plenty of these to go around.

Generally, folks hate the hotdog and acrylic, so I should be able to nab my choice, knock on wood!

I just noticed there is a M&G SFO! I bet that will be sweet!
 
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Clip, sheep, punch is a really nice combination. Sure wish it was on the 53/54 frame, though.
 

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Assuming it has the blade complement shown in the drawings, I think this is a very compelling knife. I agree with r8shell r8shell about not being down for a lollyscramble, but I'll definitely be keeping my eye on them.
I wonder how many non-sfo will be made?
Clip, sheep, punch is a really nice combination. Sure wish it was on the 53/54 frame, though.
I love that combination, and I have a few Case Stockman with punch instead of spey.
I wish this was a Whittler configuration, or at least on two springs, but I still want one even with the three springs.
 

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I agree... Take away the punch and one of the springs... Or make it a split back.

or, keep the punch blade, krink it thereby using one spring for two blades. If needed, GEC could use a second liner and sandwich it like they did with the early #66 Cattle Ropers.

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Three blades - two springs - extra sandwiched liner..
 

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Where is the reference about this being a 3 spring knife?.... I looked at GEC website and didn't see any info on the springs...
 
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Hoping the TKC will be micarta. If not I'm going for the ebony.
 
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