2020 GEC #23 Trapper Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by bax229, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. P.R.

    P.R.

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    Mar 25, 2019
    Would the #23 fit in a Buck 110 belt pouch? Thought I read something about that earlier
     
  2. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    7 and 7.5 pulls ! I will be using my feet and a CASE XX blade pick to open this #23 bear trap. I just paid my invoice on the Brazilian Cherry-wood #23 Pioneer Trapper. I have been wanting a #23 for two years. I pussy footed on two Shrade #23 Trappers , last year. I got #23LLs , SFO #23s , and Club knives on pre-order. I am so excited.
     
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  3. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Like a pig to mud. Here is one on a 110 lightweight sheath. BA3E3C7F-F791-4ABF-A0DD-565BD54F1432.jpeg
     
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  4. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
    Good question. The pen blade on my 46 has to be around a 9, verges on being a nail breaker. It’s a true bear trap, not a fan of this strong of a pull. I hope the 23s a bit more user friendly.
     
  5. P.R.

    P.R.

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    Mar 25, 2019
    Thanks
     
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  6. P.R.

    P.R.

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    Mar 25, 2019
    Thanks
     
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  7. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    Do the #23 Pioneer Trappers come with a half stop ? I sure hope so , I am going to have to be real careful with these knives.
     
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  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Yes, square tangs and half stops. It's part of why the pulls are so strong (along with the stiff springs).
     
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  9. Christopher Bastian

    Christopher Bastian

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    May 29, 2020
    How would you say the weight and thickness compares between these two?
     
  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    It's a Two blade vs. a Single blade... I'd say the #23 is going to be much thicker and heavier.
     
  11. Troutzill

    Troutzill Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2009
    I just weighted my #23 and it was 6.0 ounces. I don't own a #97 to weigh the differences
     
  12. rbeggs

    rbeggs Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 8, 2013
    @Onearmbladenut, you will have to be extremely careful! I have a 23 from'08 i believe and before I let somebody else open it I tell them they better be committed and follow through. I love it but its not for some people.
     
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  13. BigKurtHaze

    BigKurtHaze

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    Aug 2, 2015
    The 23 is thicker, for sure. Not a lot, but I wouldn’t call it insignificant, either. Of course, taller front to back as well. [​IMG]

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    My kitchen scale has the 23 at 171 grams, just over 6 ounces, to 141 grams or just over 5 ounces for the 97.
     
  14. Troutzill

    Troutzill Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2009
    For those who were not able to pre-order, the Jigged Brazilian Cherry trappers are available at some retailers. I just received an in-stock e-mail from DLT. And I couldn't resist and placed an order.
     
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  15. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    Thanks Troutzil!!
    Just went fishin in the same pond!
    That makes two 23's on the way, one micarta, the other wood.
     
  16. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Sep 15, 1999
    My first 23 and I have to say it is an impressive knife. Big, beautiful and a bear trap! Perhaps not an everyday EDC but it sure is a handful of fun. Build quality appears outstanding.

    Here is a pic next to one of my favorite large knives, the Case Tony Bose designed Panama Trapper. 23 is thicker, stouter. Pull on the Panama is 5-6 compared to the 23’s 8ish

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  17. Troutzill

    Troutzill Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2009
    A handsome pair !!!
     
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  18. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I am probably in the minority but I am happy to see that they are putting the UNXLD Shield on the Antique Autumn Natural Bone .

    Harry
     
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  19. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    I'm thinking of one of the unxld knives as well.
    Only other knife I have with that shield is a stag 54 cigar whittler.
     
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  20. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 7, 2016
    I agree...it’s classic Northfield. I’d rather see the UNXLD shield over the novelty shields.
     

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