2019 GEC 29 Humpback/Stockyard Whittler Thread

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

  1. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

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    Apr 30, 2019
    Getting one of the american whittlers 29 SFO is a great find. It's funny because when they first previewed the 29s I had no interest in them and was happy my wallet was safe. After seeing seeing them on the dealer sites long enough I eventually talked myself into picking one up to get into whittling and to have as a beater knife. Now the 29 is one of my favorite patterns. The ergonomics on the knife are great. Ended up picking up the a smooth appaloosa bone maher and grosh and now that is one of my favorite knives. Interesting how getting one of these knives in hand can completely change your opinion of the pattern.
     
  2. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Well that is certainly a great one to start with. It’s such a great pattern.
     
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  3. Tx308

    Tx308

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    Dec 30, 2014
    WOW!
    That was a heck of a trade. Beautiful knife, congratulations.
     
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  4. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I like the non-NF bolsters on that one. I also prefer the spey blade on my ebony M&G to the standard punch. The M&G's have excellent f&f and are exquisite examples from this run. You won't be sorry if you grab one. ;)
     
  5. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I keep looking at this thread....stay out of my shopping cart stockyard whittlers!!!
     
  6. rishma

    rishma

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    Jun 22, 2008
    I am so glad this thread popped up. I missed this pattern entirely and I love it. I am a sucker for a punch. This is my favorite 3 combo. Very cool in a humpback.

    All I can find in stock acrylic...not my favorite. The orange Osage and stag Awesome.
     
  7. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 20, 2018
    New River Knife Works lists an Osage Orange on their website. Don't know if its current or not. Might be worth a call. They are a supporting dealer so that's good.
     
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  8. Dschal

    Dschal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Just do it. It’s a great pattern.
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  9. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I have nothing like it in my collection. I found a stag from a dealer at a good price! I am just telling myself I have enough LOL. But man that punch that sheepfoot And the clip point is calling me.
     
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  10. Dschal

    Dschal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    What does that word mean “enough?”
     
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  11. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    That is true! I had no desire to try the 29's... didn't interest me at all. I ended up with one during a trade, and I have changed my opinion of them, as well. They DO feel very good in hand.. I have had no need to use the punch... yet. I'm surprised at how sharp the edge of it is. I saw a video of a guy using a punch to drill a hole in a piece of wood, in a "bushcraft" kind of setting. For some reason, I always pictured them being used exclusively on leather... mine is an osage...
     
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  12. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    :confused: one is on the way....:D
     
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  13. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    88
    Apr 30, 2019
    Do yourself a favor and pickup a maher and grosh 29 as well before they are gone. You'll probably end up getting one anyway once you get your new 29 in hand, so why delay :D
     
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  14. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 10, 2017
    You can count me among those with no initial interest in the pattern as well. I got the bug and managed to grab a nice snakewood model. It's a nice knife, and I really should give it more pocket time. I have managed to find a use here and there for the punch mainly as a scraper, but the clip is really sweet, and the sheep is a razor!
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  15. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Yea at first I had no interest. Then last week I cought myself scrolling and watching YouTube videos....:mad: LOL. It does have the most useful blade shapes, and a punch or awl is always handy.
     
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  16. Dschal

    Dschal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    You won’t be disappointed.
     
  17. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Will be here some time next week. Thanks for the quick transaction @Kiro! 20200411_105936_copy_768x1024.jpg
     
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  18. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I know I'm in the minority but I prefer the spey blade on the M&G SFO to the punch. The fact it also has primo ebony, a cool shield and the best pulls and action of any I've handled is also a huge bonus!
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  19. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    763
    May 10, 2017
    Sweet knife! I would probably prefer the spey to the punch. My preference would be to delete the third altogether and just have the clip and sheep!
     
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  20. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I know a guy that does that kind of stuff! ;):thumbsup::D
     
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