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2020 GEC #19 Little Rattler Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. bbfish

    bbfish Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2019
    What exactly is kingswood? Has it been used before?
  2. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2015
    I’ve seen kingwood on wooden recorders and flutes...made for a nice instrument from what I recall. Never handled a knife with kingwood though. Here’s a picture I found of a previous GEC run with kingwood. Looks nice![​IMG]
  3. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Kingwood is nice but, I'm not sure how well it will show on such a tiny piece of handle.
    Here's my 98 camp knife in Kingwood. Plenty of real estate on this knife to show it off well.
  4. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    This is a #62 Maverick in Kingwood. It has a pretty striking grain pattern... lots of contrast, much like cocobolo...

  5. knifegirl1


    Aug 4, 2019
    I can relate to that it means you really do want one. :)
  6. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I'm fairly new to GEC drops but if this #19 is a larger run can we expect to see it in stock at dealers for a few hours at least? Just curious
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  7. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
  8. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    It’s hard to say but I wouldn’t count on it. The best approach is to reserve any GEC knife that you want as soon as humanly possible.
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  9. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Do you know how big the run was for the 23's, 97's, chain 15's, and 38's? They are still hanging around at dealers.
  10. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I'm sorry. I don't. I don't really buy a lot of GEC's and therefore I don't follow them as closely as many others do. I've just been around long enough to know that when I want one I better not lollygag getting one reserved.

    There's a reasonable chance that the #19's will be readily available for a few days. I'm just saying don't count on it.
    Old Engineer likes this.
  11. TexasTomcat

    TexasTomcat Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 21, 2018
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  12. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    The #97 run was huge (by current standards) to my understanding. Like, 5000+ #97s were made.
  13. WoodManGM


    May 24, 2017
    Kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis) is a Rosewood from Brazil. Same genus as all the other true Rosewoods.
  14. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    The coral Micarta is looking pretty nice! I feel like this knife will be too small for a daily carry but I reserved one anyway. I'm glad the Micarta is darker in color, I've seen some red coral scales that almost looked pinkish for some other brands.
  15. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    That etch is a little distracting :confused:
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    At least that shield looks better on the #19 than it did on the #73 or the #74.
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  17. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Looks nice, I hope everyone who wants one gets one. I’m bowing out.
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  18. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    The badge has become the new hot dog. I like the badge shield, but I would rather see a variety of shields used.
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  19. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I agree.
    If they are going to pick one shield to use over and over, I'd prefer it to be the standard Tidioute shield.
    But like you, and many others i'm sure, I would like to see more variety.
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  20. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    With such difficulties to get a knife, the shield pattern is secondary...
    hornetguy likes this.

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