2020 GEC #62 Easy Pocket Congress and Pocket Carver Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I succumbed to temptation, and ordered a natural linen pocket carver. I think that will complete my collection of the 2020 62's..
     
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  2. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Great choice you should like this one :thumbsup:
     
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  3. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    Anyone else getting strong Deja Vu vibes? Like maybe @hornetguy has said this before? :p:D
     
  4. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I think it’s happened to me more times then not :eek: :D
     
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  5. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I went pretty deep on the 62s myself.

    It was a long run and, frankly, by the end I wasn't as excited when popping the tubes as I like to be. But, with GEC, if you like what they are putting out, it's smart to buy it while it's available. The Pocket Carvers are certainly some of the best traveling whittling knives ever made, so having some backups for when they wear out is a sound plan.

    How many F&F PCs will remain mint? Tidioutes? Something to think about...:)
     
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  6. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    ...and, in full CMA mode, notice I didn't say I was through buying them. It's simply that with the natural linen, I will have one sample of each flavor made in 2020.:D

    How's that for "dancin a little sidestep" ?
     
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  7. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    in a word? Artful.
     
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  8. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

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    Apr 24, 2013
    This might be my favorite covers 3261EC8B-35E7-4211-BAD8-98728F50AD68.jpeg
     
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  9. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
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  10. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 10, 2011
    My natty linen showed up just a few hours ago. Will be interesting to see how the honey colored covers change. Really pretty knife.

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  11. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    YES, they are! Mine arrived today.... great pic, by the way!
    My family of 2020 62's is now complete, unless I decide to add duplicates... :eek:
    as soon as my black/red micarta gets back from the spa, I'll try to get a family photo going.

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  12. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Always look forward to the collection photos. Please do one for us!
     
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  13. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
  14. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I had to do it! :cool:
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  15. MattWRog

    MattWRog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I think of a whittling knife as a one trick pony but it might be a excellent work knife. I could see using it on a daily at work ;)
     
  16. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
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  17. StubbyThumbnail

    StubbyThumbnail Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 13, 2016
    I just love these. We don't have a love button so the best I could do was to like them.
     
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  18. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    MOOSE! I haven't tried that one yet... I'm still working on bears and hillbillies... I tried to do a sort of "French" hillbilly today, but it started looking like a strange parrot, so I quit.
     
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  19. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    how?! That’s gorgeous. How do you do such a thing?


    I’ve said this before, with some argument from others, but I strongly feel that the main blade on this knife is more than acceptable as a general purpose blade. The secondaries could be useful in some limited every day applications, but they seem designed for carving. I see this as a pocket knife that carves, versus a carving knife that pockets. I know there’s some thought that the name of the knife ought to mean something, but then we’d have to contend with models like the “possum skinner” or further back, “coon Skinner”; a name is just a name. Moot point if you carry 2+ GEC’s everywhere with you, but I’ve felt perfectly at home with the #62 pocket carver as my solo carry for 95% of what I need a knife for. It’s a great knife with carving blades.
     
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  20. dantzk8

    dantzk8

    Nov 1, 2005
    I can't speak of the 62 since the two Farm & Field 62 i've ordered are still stuck in the USPS net, waiting for a plane, but i could check this point at using a F&F 35 whose main blade is the same shape and is about the same length..

    Dan.
     
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