2020 GEC #62 Easy Pocket Congress and Pocket Carver Thread

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

  1. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    This 62 Split Back Whittler has to be one of the best made GEC's I have seen. You might swear it's a custom.

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  2. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    I like. I want.
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  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Real nice one, Tim!!:thumbsup: Looks good in Black!!:cool:
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  4. Mayonardo


    Oct 28, 2010
    I surely like the Congress patterns. Will be ordering one as soon as they are available.
  5. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Dumb question...how many springs?
  6. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I think that is far from a dumb question! Wouldn't a single spring be pretty sweet?
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  7. Mayonardo


    Oct 28, 2010
    I suspect a single spring.
  8. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    My older one is a single spring!! If they make the whittler, of course it will have two!!
  9. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Opps, wrong thread:oops:
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  10. JustinR

    JustinR Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Well it's only been the better part of a decade....better start setting money aside now.....I think I'll need one of each.

    I hope we can get a Whittler out of this run too....never have been able to find one in jigged bone.
  11. pistonsandgears

    pistonsandgears Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Nice to see this pattern finally coming back around. I like the Tidioute shields. Would be nice to see the crown shield, as GEC calls it, again on the Northfields
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  12. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    I'm not generally a congress guy, but that one is a beauty!
  13. pistonsandgears

    pistonsandgears Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Thanks, it is one of my favorite GECs. I would not consider myself a congress guy either, but I am a sucker for a whittler. Would be nice to see come whittlers again but not sure that will be in the cards this time around. As far as congress patterns go I do like GECs 62 pattern.
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  14. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Finally! Please GEC, make the whittler :)

    A few of my favorites already posted, great examples, fellas! Think I may have to get a few flavors of these and so the wait begins
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  15. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Judging by how Will talked about it, if memory serves, I am shocked they're using it again. But happy!

    Charlie, the #13 had both of my most hated issues (blade rap and proud tips) on all 3 that I got. Do you know if the #62 is less likely to have such issues?

    Also, that stone is super cool. Is it carved, or natural?
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  16. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    Glad they decided on the #62 instead of the #61. The #13 kind of made the #61 obsolete. I appreciate the pocket friendliness of the #62 though. I collect acrylic, so obviously the unicorn is coming home with me. I'm not crazy, not will I ever be, about the gimmicky banana shield, but I love camel bone, and that'll be a sought after piece in the future.. I'm really digging the Tidioute stamped bowtie shield too.
  17. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    See my remark to Kiro

    Yes, and part of the "easy pocket" designation was the rounded bolsters, as compared to the square bolsters on the 62.

    Man that acrylic is so cool! It seems like in the more recent offerings, the acrylics have started to regain popularity momentum. I hope we might see some more cool stuff like what's on your knives. In an unabashedly gaudily don't care way, I really like that gold sparkle, too. A black sparkle would rock.

    I'm not Charlie, but I for one would be quite surprised if you got one of these that had blade wrap. The blades are both short enough and not broad enough, AND the springs are typically an easy 5... All three ingredients for an easy closing, nice snapping, easy pocket.

    I think the blade on the 13, even the clerk/office knife was longer. On the 61/62 the mains are in between full length and secondary blade length for other comparable knives.
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  18. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Thanks for the reply, I thought that might be the case!

    A lot of people asking what unicorn Ivory Acrylic is. I'm not 100% sure it's literally this material from the same manufacturer, but it definitely looks 100% the same.

  19. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    That is the perfect shield for a 62. I love how the curvature of the shield matches the curvature of the pattern. Triple lined bolsters are a nice touch too.
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  20. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2018
    "Oily creek bone saw cut" "Blueberry peach seed jigged bone" "Autumn Leaf peach seed jigged bone" "Blue river acrylic" "Blue camel bone. Hey Everybody, DLT Trading still has their SFO GEC#12 Toothpicks. I bought one myself. Those Toothpicks are the longest available GEC SFO knives in GEC history. I love mine ! I highly recommend that DLT SFO #12 toothpick knife for every blade collection.
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