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. jsdistin

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

    714
    May 27, 2016
    Saber ground :(;)
     
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  2. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    Really looking forward to see how these will wear over time. If its as stabilized as I think it is should be pretty resilient unlike the 77 in ebony I have. The wood has quite the carry marks.
     
  3. jsdistin

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

    714
    May 27, 2016
    Did you end up ordering one? Teak or pine if you did?
     
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  4. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    when i asked about the price on facebook i thought it was a bit hefty. however someone was offering to trade theirs for a bladeforums 86 which I am seriously considering.
     
  5. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Should be here Monday! I chose teak for these characteristics, " Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled and is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance. The wood is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects."
     
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  6. jsdistin

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

    714
    May 27, 2016
    All 3 of the Lone Star’s
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  7. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Holy crap! ^^^^^
     
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  8. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    541
    May 20, 2018
    The Lexington CV-16 is docked at Corpus Christi. Its worth visiting if in the area. I took a quick tour several years ago. Its smaller than I expected for an aircraft carrier.
    I wonder if the folks operating the ship tours know that parts of it is being made into knives :eek:
     
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  9. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    The certificate above is signed by the director of operations and exhibits from the Lexington, So I think all is legit.

    Russell
     
  10. jsdistin

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

    714
    May 27, 2016
    I got really lucky on the run of 86’s getting all the ones I was really interested in, I missed a couple that I might be looking for later and sold one, that I will probably try to get again later and if the price is good. But, all in all I’m pretty happy with what I got. It usually doesn’t go down like this for me though, either I get to them too late to buy or the knife fund isn’t what it needs to be at the time.
     
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  11. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
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  12. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 20, 2018
    Facetiousness doesn't always come across on the interwebs :p
     
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  13. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    My Lone Star Battleship 86 finally arrived today. Wow! What a knife! I opted for the teak. Also an 86 family photo.
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  14. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Man, I cannot WAIT for my Lone Star #86 to get here. Mine is the Pine I believe. Absolutely gorgeous knives.
     
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  15. ArchiveMoto

    ArchiveMoto

    387
    Dec 6, 2017
    This is something special, not only for the story behind it, it’s tie in with history, and the fact that it in some ways benefits veterans, but this knife is gorgeous and has one of the best overall finish and feels of any GEC I’ve come across. I feel very fortunate to have one and it is without doubt in the family until I’m gone, well done Lone Star and GEC.

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  16. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Absolutely stunning. There's really no other word for it.
     
  17. hLHXWG

    hLHXWG Gold Member Gold Member

    213
    Mar 2, 2008
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  18. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    752
    Feb 21, 2014
    Wow just noticed the shield on both sides! The grain, the blade, shields everything goes together fantastically on that one. Congrats
     
  19. ArchiveMoto

    ArchiveMoto

    387
    Dec 6, 2017
    Back in the pocket today, bit more light on the subject.

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  20. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    these keep popping up for trade for a bladeforums 86 but there so many variations in that damascus
     

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