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2019 GEC 86 Oil Field Jack and Forum Knife Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Wow, surely looks as a major piece of cutlery! Just as we hoped, a Jumbo to be sure. The BFC knife will be flat out amazing. Dang, think we nailed this one....
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
  2. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    thats a big un!! im managed to get in an order on one while traveling cant wait to see when it gets here. how is the pull on that?
     
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  3. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014

    Jack, pulls are perfect for me, I would say a 6 and both blades ave great snap.
     
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  4. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Feb 11, 2015
    My micarta might arrive this week sometime... if not, then certainly early next week. Even though I'm not a big fan of clip blades, I think I'm going to like this knife quite a bit.
     
  5. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Same here :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Every Day LAN

    Every Day LAN

    62
    Feb 7, 2018
    Hey - how exactly does one purchase this (or in general any future) Blade Forum SFO knife? Where is it sold / what’s process?
     
  7. Jarhead Greasemonkey

    Jarhead Greasemonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    320
    Jan 4, 2015
    There is a comprehensive list of GEC dealers on their website.

    If you'll check the production blog and schedule you can see what dealers have Special Factory Orders coming up...

    Go to that dealer's specific site to see if there's a reservation process.
     
  8. Every Day LAN

    Every Day LAN

    62
    Feb 7, 2018
    Right! I checked GEC production schedule and that’s how I found out BladeForum had an SFO of this 86. Just trying to figure out where to buy it or reserve.
     
  9. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Unfortunately, I believe they are already sold out. Contact one of the mods, either knarfeng or Peregrin to see if it's still possible to get one.
     
  10. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
  11. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Feb 11, 2015
    Also, there are apparently many folks that reserved 2 or more of them, and will very likely be selling one of them. It would be a good idea to post a thread in the "Wanted to buy" forum, stating what you want. I think you will be able to find one of the forum knives for sale, probably within a week or two of them "dropping". By posting in the WTB forum, you will catch the attention of one of those that reserved more than one, and are wanting to sell.... covers all bases, that way.
     
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  12. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    These remind me of vintage pre80s Case Swell End Jacks, but with (imo) better steel 1095 compared to stainless. Makes for a good looking knife.
     
  13. southriv

    southriv Gold Member Gold Member

    581
    Feb 28, 2002
    I'm yet another "Johnny-come lately" for the 2019 Forums Knife...so I missed out on the announcement/ordering and also the 50 unclaimed...anyway, I'll live. I'll probably post in the WTB. Done that before, but unfortunately being retired I can't be too much above "retail" pricing.

    So, best strategy moving forward...can anyone tell me where and when to look (like for 2020) when this event comes up again? Like is there any way to get on a general notification list?...and so on.

    Appreciate it,
    Bob
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
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  14. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Bob, last year, there where several that came up for months that where no more than we paid initially. Was very fair for those who didn’t wanna pay the markup. The more tightly controlled initial list helps to prevent speculators.
     
  15. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Feb 11, 2015
    I heard "through the grapevine" that it was a sort of unwritten rule, or at least understood, that the forum knives were not to be purchased in order to sell for profit. Most of the forum knives I've seen for sale appear to be holding to that practice. I like that. I got a 2018 forum knife for (what I heard) was at, or perhaps slightly less than what they originally sold for. The seller explained that he was not in it for profit, but simply enjoyed seeing members acquire the knives they want. Definitely classy folks on this forum....
     
  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    The moderators and volunteer dealer put in a lot of time and effort for no profit on the forum knives. When someone tries to sell one for a profit it is an affront to the generosity of BladeForums, it’s moderators, and the dealer. People who enjoy the forum knife know that it isn’t a guaranteed thing, so they respect the pricing when they sell one, typically. Those who don’t are probably on a list for future recompense.
     
  17. southriv

    southriv Gold Member Gold Member

    581
    Feb 28, 2002
    SVTguy, hornetguy and JTB_5 - Thanks for this good information. The help and consideration one gets on this platform is much appreciated.

    ...btw (and on thread topic), I did get an 86 - it's a pleasure to pick up & use - and it seems the buzz is really good on this one. If so, it's deserved.

    Bob
     
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  18. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    288
    Sep 30, 2018
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    Unexpected USPS delivery, both arrived a day early and on a holiday to boot. I knew the Ocoee jack would be nice, love the color and bare head. Bit disappointed with the sluggish closing. I’ll be working on that. I initially grabbed the 86 for the unique shield. A throwback to my younger working days. I requested a darker sucker rod wood, which I’m very happy with. In hand this is a hefty beast. Great pull, easily a 6 with nice closing snap on both blades. Really excited for the forum knife now. I believe people are going to love these as they come out and get into peoples hands.
     
  19. Jarhead Greasemonkey

    Jarhead Greasemonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    320
    Jan 4, 2015
    My #86 should be arriving today...

    I hope the action "walk and talk" are as nice as all are describing.

    Something close to my #44 would be perfect!
     
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  20. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Mine is out for delivery also. I don’t care if it’s dark or light. I like them both looking around at others. Excited to see what it looks like! I also hope it’s a little snappier than some of the later gec offerings. Not a killer though if it isn’t. The BF should be coming up soon I hope. Hoping they do them before the Northfields and other SFO’s.
     
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