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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Jun 21, 2019.
Yup...sounds about right
I first used that phrase ‘lolly scramble’ to describe the new GEC release buying process. I didn’t realise it had a New Zealand meaning? I just remember following a quad bike around NZ country fair grounds, with some guy dressed as Santa on the back throwing delicious Mackintosh toffees to kids. Probably banned these days.
The toffee connection to the acrylic makes me smile
Anyway back on track. I am so pleased how these 29s turned out. Much nicer than the drawing suggested. Not cheap though. I don’t think I can afford as many versions as I would like.
Any word on how strong the pull is on these 29s?
There more I look at this pattern, the more I feel they really missed a good opportunity to use some type of abalone/abalone veneer as a cover option.
@Sabercat posted this shortly after receiving his. Seems like the secondary blade pulls might be a little stiff for some for a knife this size. Maybe not though.
If I'm off either direction from my review, I hope it's just by one number. The important thing to me is none of them are weak in my opinion.
I'm probably way better at comparing than I am assigning ratings.
**Compared to my 14 TC clip:
Clip main is noticeably lighter. By a level or two.
Sheep and punch are about the same as the 14
This is the Great Eastern Cutlery Tidioute Stockyard Whittler, has GBM Acrylic handles and Brass liners. The blade steel is 1095 and finish is Satin.
*Our opinion: The pull is a 5. The GEC effort on this run as compared to their entire catalog is 9. Action (walk) is 4 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being gator snap. Spring Pressure is 2.36 lbs.
Maker : Great Eastern Cutlery
Brand : Tidioute
Year : 2019
Handles : GBM Acrylic
Factory ID : 291319
Pattern : Whittler
Pet Name : Stockyard
Condition : New/Mint
Blade Steel : 1095
Liners : Brass
Bolsters : Nickel Silver
Blade Type : Clip/Coping/Awl
# Blades : 3
# Backsprings : 3
Action (1-5) : 4
Spring Pressure : 2.36 lbs
*Pull (1-10) : 5
Closed Length : 3 9/16 inches
Longest Blade : 2 1/2 inches
Longest Sharp : 2 5/16 inches
Overall Length : 8 3/8 inches
Weight : 2.75 ounces
Half Stops : Yes
Factory Box : Yes
Blade Finish : Satin
Country : USA
*Factory Effort : 9
Thank you! I was hoping someone who knows what they're talking about would give his ratings!
@knifeswapper Hey Mike, I probably haven’t payed as close attention as some, but I haven’t noticed many 9 ratings handed out. And I’ve seen some stellar 8 rated runs, so 9 sounds exiting to me.
For reference, do you recall the last couple/few 9’s you’ve reviewed? Have there been any 10’s?
I don't expect to ever see a 10. The #44 and #78 are a couple that I seem to remember rating a 9. The #29 is an 8.51; it took some thought to round it up or round it down. But the one I played with had what I consider near perfect action with a near optimal spring pressure (I like them @2.5lbs). I don't do fractions, but action was probably a 3.5; pull was probably a 5.5. All blades had good action and no signs of problems anywhere on the sample I took out for pictures.
I must admit, I am not a big whittler fan - nor a punch fan. But I don't consider that in my ratings as I have learned to never try and guess what someone else is going to like/want.
If I recall, the green bone bull moose was rated a 9 as well.
Well, don't get your panties in a knot. The annual rendezvous knife has come in Laminated Veneer Sheet Abalone more than a few times, and I don't mean ALVS, I mean LVS. You never know what their going to deliver.....
I really like this 29 pattern. The blades are all as long as they possibly could be to fit inside the handle and if these blades don't rub a bit I will really be amazed. Just got mine today and I like the acrylic but I will need a bone one too. I took a few quick comparison pictures. it seems closest in size and thickness to the vic farmer.
Must be the angle of your shot, but the #29 top views look like it's tapered, and or one end being wider than the other.
Thanks for sharing the comparisons.
Not tapered both ends are the same width. I will add that the punch is sharp but not as sharp as the 2016 bf drover pattern
Just got mine today. I like it better than I thought. Not bulky at all as I feared. No blade rub at all on three very well finished blades. This is my first acrylic and I like it more than I thought too.
It is not tapered but there are nice curves on this piece.
With 3 springs I’m surprised it’s only 2.75 and not heavier
I like it.
It'll be "burnt," then. Grits with burnt butter and molasses acrylic.