2020 GEC #62 Easy Pocket Congress and Pocket Carver Thread

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"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.

They're certainly around for longer than many recent knives from GEC, but nowhere near the longest.
 
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Most GEC SFO knives are selling out in 3 hours or less. The Northwoods blue sawcut bone #92 knives sold out in 30 seconds. When these dealers order GEC SFO knives , they should choose beautiful rich colors , better jigging , and sexier looking knives. When a GEC SFO knife is around for six plus months , that knife is a color choice failure. Some of the acrylic colors make me want to vomit. The #66 turtle acrylics are still around from 2017 and Bill Howard does it again on these wonderful #86 knives. What a waste. I guess Bill Howard is a genius ! Bill Howard could put a Tidioute/Northfield emblem on a turd and sell them for $100 a pop. I am really looking forward to the #62 Camel bone knife. I will save my money for the 2020 GEC Trappers. 2020 will be a great knife year for me. I got another oily creek bone #86 coming in the mail today. I got the bloodwood #86 coming in too . I am happy !
 

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I think the Toothpicks are still on the shelves because the pattern isn't as popular.
I think the #66s are still on the shelves because of the horribly light pulls on the secondary blades.
While it's true that bad choices in handle materils can have them hang around longer, it doesn't stop popular patterns.
 
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I am sure the turtle acrylic #86 will be around in six months from now. I might buy one and use it till I love it. I can always give it to my neighbor's 9 year old that makes straight AAAs in private school. I believe rich acrylics colors would be more appealing. It amazes me that GEC can add a silly name to an ugly acrylic pattern and the collectors go fool. " Grits , "Dead Skunk", "Rotten Banana" for example. I have seen an original turtle shell scales knife online and it did look cool. I am spoiled on "Antique Goldenrod camel bone" , blue camel bone , bloodwood, and oily creek bone . Why waste good production time on cheap looking acrylics with silly names ? I just pre-ordered the #62 Easy Pocket in Camel bone , banana shield or not !
 
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I think the Toothpicks are still on the shelves because the pattern isn't as popular.
I think the #66s are still on the shelves because of the horribly light pulls on the secondary blades.
While it's true that bad choices in handle materils can have them hang around longer, it doesn't stop popular patterns.
I bought 8 GEC toothpicks. Three killer sambar stags and 2 aqua camel bones. I dyed the light aqua #12 camel bone with Fiebing's navy blue leather dye. I looks killer to. My DLT SFO #12 came in too light. I popped it with Fiebing's black leather dye and now it has a dark wonderful chestnut color. Q-tips are the best tool for coloring your bone or natural canvas micarta knives.
 
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I am PSYCHED for this release! I missed out on the 2-blade version the first time around (mmmmm, Northfield crown shield). No way am I going to miss it this time around. Loving the banana shield on the banana.
 
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Since the mockup diagram is trending WYSIWYG, some observations:

  • NF trim has double lined bolsters, as apposed to triple lines in the past.
  • The bolsters appear to be rounded and NOT pinched, including the NF trim.
  • The main blade length appears to be shorter than past runs with wharncliffe main.
  • The NF nail nick appears to be closer to the pivot than past runs.
  • NF Nail nick is below the cut swedge, unlike the whittler pattern wharncliffes.
  • The Unicorn Ivory nail nick specifically is positioned closer to the blade tip than the other handle covers shown.
  • No shield for stag covers.
  • Brass construction.
  • No recurve :p:thumbsup:
 
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I bought 8 GEC toothpicks. Three killer sambar stags and 2 aqua camel bones. I dyed the light aqua #12 camel bone with Fiebing's navy blue leather dye. I looks killer to. My DLT SFO #12 came in too light. I popped it with Fiebing's black leather dye and now it has a dark wonderful chestnut color. Q-tips are the best tool for coloring your bone or natural canvas micarta knives.
You should post some pictures of your dyed knives. I’d love to see how these turned out.
 

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Nothing wrong with Tortoise acrylic in my book :cool:
My book clearly states "Tortoise Shell Acrylic is quite striking and adds depth to an otherwise two-dimensional aesthetic. Although not for everyone, it is a very inexpensive, and easy to work with, material that looks great on just about any pattern or trim."

I need to check again but pretty sure my book is also telling me to recover one of these Northfield 62's in tortoise shell :D
 
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