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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. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
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  2. jrawk

    jrawk

    981
    Jul 14, 2014
    I think you're making a bigger deal of the feedback being posted. This is a discussion forum. Let's discuss things we notice about a brand new pattern from a company not known for grinding recurves, without the need to put others on the defensive.

    Yep, I agree. however, I'm not going to lie, I would not have placed a reserve on one if the manufacturer disclosed the main blade was designed with a recurve. For now it's part of the gamble in reserving going forward, just like not knowing the jigging style/color on handle covers.
     
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Feb 11, 2015
    On a lighter note.... I think I have the dubious honor of posting the first "drawn blood" pic for the 86's. I was opening mine last night before going to bed, to check out a detail, and somehow the knife slipped in my grip, pivoting around and viciously, without provocation, slashed the tip of my ring finger. :eek: It also added a tiny nick to my pinkie finger, just to add insult to injury. Let the bleeding begin. :rolleyes: I finally got it to stop by double band-aiding it. It's amazing how a little cut can bleed so much.
    This is why I don't lick my knives....
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  4. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    446
    Oct 28, 2010
    What I am discussing are the complaints like yours that blame GEC for not telling you with an announcement or number that the blade has a slight recurve. It has been there for anyone to see for months. If that puts you on the defensive it’s surely not my fault. Honest discussions should not be constrained because someone might be uncomfortable. I’m sorry if you are.
     
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  5. HOMER GRIFIN

    HOMER GRIFIN

    163
    Apr 15, 2015
    Thank you. Mine should be here Wednesday. Can’t wait
     
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  6. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    504
    Sep 15, 1999
    Any info on when forum knives will ship?
     
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  7. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    545
    May 27, 2016
    Made all the more vicious by the enhanced slicing ability of the slight recurve.
     
  8. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Feb 11, 2015
    :D
    I was thinking that, but didn't want to add gasoline to the fire... :cool:
     
  9. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    446
    Oct 28, 2010
    I suspect that for a big jack knife that could be used around oil fields, construction sites and the like on heavier materials, rope, cable ties, etc. that a recurve would enhance it’s cutting ability. Not gasoline, merely an opinion.
     
  10. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I now have an idea of what the Black Jack will be like! I got a Sucker Rod in the mail today, and it's great, recurve and all!! Seen here compared to a two-blade TC Barlow. Weight on my pretty accurate postal scale is 3.84 ozs.
    Thickness of the blade at the tang is 0.1085".
    O.A.L. is a hair under 3 7/8".
    The secondary sheepfoot is very straight-edged!:rolleyes:

    I will do a report of this one, or the Black fairly soon! I see I'm going to enjoy this one!!:)
    Sucker Sample 1.jpg Sucker Sample 2.jpg Sucker Sample 3.jpg Sucker Sample 4.jpg
     
  11. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    If I recall correctly, there was note taken of the appearance of a recurve early on. So it doesn't come as much of a surprise to me that folks are experiencing it. I will say though, that it is pretty apparent in the drawings provided that there is a visible slight recurve.

    I am not generally a fan of recurves (unless we are talking about bows...) but this one is so slight and the blade sizable enough that I don't think it will pose much trouble for me.
     
  12. mbkr

    mbkr

    241
    May 20, 2018
    ^^Nice pics and comparison :thumbsup:
    I did the same thing with a Farm & Field #71 and with a Case Copperhead. Didn't take pics though :oops:
     
  13. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks mbkr!!:thumbsup:
     
  14. Blades of Glory

    Blades of Glory Gold Member Gold Member

    318
    May 13, 2015
    Has anyone started seeing the Oily Creek Bones? If so, how is your wrench sitting in the bone, flush?
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2019
  15. wardcleaver

    wardcleaver Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    233
    Apr 17, 2017
    I got emails from 3 dealers today with Oily Creeks for sale, all 3 were sold out by the time I got home though.
     
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  16. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Color me a bit surprised, I didn't think this was going to be a hugely popular release - knives that run on the larger side typically don't get the same love that the 3 1/2" - 3 3/4" category get.

    That said, it is essentially a larger version of the hugely popular 77 which happens to be a larger version of the even more popular 15 so I guess it does make some semblance of sense. I'd say it is a pretty terrific option for those who are used to modern folders and are seeking to transition to a more traditional slipjoint. When I made that transition, however long ago, the 86 would have been just about perfect, despite it having two blades.
     
  17. JOELSM

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    I was “multi-tasking” at work today and found an Oily Creek at one of the dealer sites. I was going to sit this one out, but I just couldn’t resist that Tidioute emblazoned wrench. Unfortunately I’ll have to wait till Christmas to fondle it. Just trying to make Christmas shopping easier for my wife. Just the kinda guy I am;)
     
  18. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ho Ho Ho!!!:D
     
  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I love this Sucker!!!:D
    Just a nice, big knife!!!:)
     
  20. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I am looking forward to experiencing it, Charlie. As long as I can land one of the versions I am holding out for.
     
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