2019 GEC 29 Humpback/Stockyard Whittler Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    I was initially kind of ambivalent to the 29s, but I'm warming up to them. I'll likely pick up one, just need to figure out which one ...
    Osage Orange Tidoute, Coffee House Acrylic SFO, or Smooth Appaloosa Bone SFO are on the short list at the moment.
  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I was originally excited for the 29
    Then found out about the three springs
    But I'm warming up to it again.
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  3. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Yeah, three springs with no liners won't be as much of a brick as I thought. Now I'm going to have to fall back on the "It's too short, wish it was on a bigger frame" excuse.
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  4. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I was going to pass on these, but then realized I had an absence of Osage in my collection since parting with my Moose. Love the wood, love this size frame and the utility of the combination.
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  5. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    This material continues to intrigue me...
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
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  6. J_Curd


    Jul 26, 2006
    Is anyone else really bummed that the new Humpback isn't a splitback whittler with a coping/pen as secondaries? I saw the image and got so excited...my inner whittler-fanatic is beside itself.
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  7. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    Meh. It's black & white swirl. Certainly no butter in it.
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  8. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Maybe the worst acrylic name ever. It intrigues me because Im still not exactly sure how those will look...but Im glad butter is not represented :)
  9. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    That'll look good when shaped. I have a fob in "smoke" acrylic thats outstanding. I'm not really an acrylic fan on knives though, or this pattern really. Still interested to see how they turn out.
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  10. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I just hope they don't come out too quick because I'm going to need one and my knife budget is screaming for mercy.
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  11. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    They did some grits & molasses acrylic about 10 years ago on some #53s that didn't look that bad, So I think that's what they were going for. But what they've got going on now doesnt look much like that. The old one was creamy colored and the colors blended together, while this one looks stark white with hard lines between colors. (Not my image)


    When I originally saw it on the production schedule, I was hoping for something like dead skunk, except switch the red with an orangey yellow. I could got really into that.. Not the case though.
  12. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    It definitely isn't what I had envisioned either. It seems this is more of a zebra or Oreo cookie acrylic :)
  13. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    Cookies & Creme acrylic!

    Yes, that's what it would be called! They will probably end up changing the name of it like they did for the #35s and #85s.
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  14. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    We will end up being shocked at the depth and beauty of the finished knives. I bet the white has depth like you find in many of the finished kirinites.

    That's my prediction anyway! :)
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  15. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Perfect! It wouldn't surprise me if they change the name.
  16. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016
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  17. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Yes. Although a punch looks cool, I really have no use for it. It would be a dead appendage for me.

    A split back, humpback whittler would be amazeballs.
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  18. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    GEC labeled this as Bloodwood for the NF #29...throwing us a curve ball perhaps? I don't see that on the production schedule :rolleyes:
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  19. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Hoping for a bloodwood Barlow :thumbsup:
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  20. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    Reckon it's a hush hush run of bloodwood, or they weren't able to procure the Snakewood at this time, and that is the replacement?
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