2020 GEC#47 VIPER RUN

CallMeDave

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BGMoHunter

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What is it about the 47’s that makes them more desirable than their 74 counterpart? I would have actually thought the 74 drop point would have been a more popular blade shape...
 

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What is it about the 47’s that makes them more desirable than their 74 counterpart? I would have actually thought the 74 drop point would have been a more popular blade shape...

Though I think it is a good question, I'm not so sure that the 74 could be considered "less" popular. The 74 pattern is well loved and they all got snatched up pretty quick. As someone who would typically prefer something like the 47 over the 74, I have found the 74 Mustang to be a splendid knife with its blade shape being quite useful.

Ultimately though, it comes down to aesthetics, rarity, and what folks prefer in a pocket knife. The 47 frame hasn't been run in awhile so that, coupled with very limited supply, gives a rather emphasized sense of the significant demand.
 

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The 47s with the canvas micarta and brushed bolster look amazing to me. I know I’ll regret not trying to get one, but it’s not in the budget right now. I’ll just enjoy the pictures as they show up.
 
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C’mon, those 47’s are all crooked and wonky looking. Nobody would want a weird knife like that.

The 47 is an upside down backwards 74.
 

HEMI 49

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I haven’t even seen any listed anywhere this time around. Crazy times.

GEC has missed out on >$1,000.00 from my wallet....... When I can't buy their knives, due to none available, I've enjoyed buying vintage Schatt and Morgan's and other brands...... I'm sure no one at GEC gives a rip, but I'm just stating where my knife dollars are going......
 

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GEC has missed out on >$1,000.00 from my wallet....... When I can't buy their knives, due to none available, I've enjoyed buying vintage Schatt and Morgan's and other brands...... I'm sure no one at GEC gives a rip, but I'm just stating where my knife dollars are going......

Well at least it is not going to the competition :D
 

CallMeDave

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My burlap Viper at 73.5g is noticeably heavier in the hand than my burlap Mustang at 65.5g. It's not just the extra steel of the lanyard tube; it's all around thicker too.
 

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My burlap Viper at 73.5g is noticeably heavier in the hand than my burlap Mustang at 65.5g. It's not just the extra steel of the lanyard tube; it's all around thicker too.
The blade stock is thicker and therefore the backspring. There's more steel.
 

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Here’s another burlap. Would love to be able to snag an Ironwood or Stag - but I’m perfectly content if the burlap is the only one I get from this run.

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I always think the micarta look especially nice with some patina.
 

Murphjd25

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Here’s another burlap. Would love to be able to snag an Ironwood or Stag - but I’m perfectly content if the burlap is the only one I get from this run.

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I always think the micarta look especially nice with some patina.
Dangit that’s not what I wanted to see! I must of ran out of luck! That looks great Joel, enjoy it!
 

mcc850

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I was ready for the noon drop yesterday on the black plum 47. Was logged in, refreshing like a crazy person. right when they dropped, I put one in my cart and started filling out my info. GONE. You have to be lightning fast! I believe my mistake was not having my credit card on file. Im learning! Really need to get my hands on one of these vipers!!
 
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