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2020 GEC #62 Easy Pocket Congress and Pocket Carver Thread

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There has been some talk of the differences between a #35 and a #62. I thought I'd do a comparison ; Here are two single spring examples. The Tomato #62 is a bit over 1/16" longer
but decidedly slimmer in width and in thickness. More blade in the #35, both the main and secondary. The joints are more "sunk" on the #62. They both have round bolsters of course.
There are half stops on my older #62, and not on the #35!! Comparo 1.jpg Comparo 2.jpg Comparo 3.jpg Comparo 4.jpg

The #62 is much less bulky in the right front pocket, and the #35 is more "hefty!"
We are dealing with Stag vs. acrylic, but the weights are 2.82 ozs. vs. 2.02 ozs.
The #35 being the heavier one!
Nice slim grinds on all four blades make them great cutters.:thumbsup:
Your choice!!!:D
My choice is that slim wharncliffe !! I still love that congress after all these years!!
Since 2011!!:)
 

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There has been some talk of the differences between a #35 and a #62. I thought I'd do a comparison ; Here are two single spring examples. The Tomato #62 is a bit over 1/16" longer
but decidedly slimmer in width and in thickness. More blade in the #35, both the main and secondary. The joints are more "sunk" on the #62. They both have round bolsters of course.
There are half stops on my older #62, and not on the #35!! View attachment 1238587 View attachment 1238588 View attachment 1238589 View attachment 1238590

The #62 is much less bulky in the right front pocket, and the #35 is more "hefty!"
We are dealing with Stag vs. acrylic, but the weights are 2.82 ozs. vs. 2.02 ozs.
The #35 being the heavier one!
Nice slim grinds on all four blades make them great cutters.:thumbsup:
Your choice!!!:D
My choice is that slim wharncliffe !! I still love that congress after all these years!!
Since 2011!!:)
Thanks for taking the time to do that comparison for us. :cool::thumbsup:
 

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Yes, very useful pictures Charlie, thank you. They are really entirely different animals apart from being single-spring-big favourite of mine. The Churchill is broader and feels different in the hand whereas the Courthouse is more torpedo like, and those near sunk-joints :cool: Its master Wharncliffe looks a long one like its sibling the 13 Clerk.
 

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Here's another comparo!! I don't know the "name" (clerk?) of this #13! It's been in a drawer unmolested for 2 years - first time in the light!!:eek: No name on the tube, but I liked the stag!!:rolleyes:
But it has a slightly heavier gauge spring than the #62 and a much longer main blade!!
The #62 uses an extra scooped-out liner, while the #13 has a catch-bit!!
The closed length is slightly shorter than the #35 (above), and noticeably shorter than the #62!!
Comp 1.jpg Comp 2.jpg Comp 3.jpg Comp 4.jpg
 

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Here's another comparo!! I don't know the "name" (clerk?) of this #13! It's been in a drawer unmolested for 2 years - first time in the light!!:eek: No name on the tube, but I liked the stag!!:rolleyes:
But it has a slightly heavier gauge spring than the #62 and a much longer main blade!!
The #62 uses an extra scooped-out liner, while the #13 has a catch-bit!!
The closed length is slightly shorter than the #35 (above), and noticeably shorter than the #62!!
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Thanks for the comparison pictures. I look forward to seeing one next to my '13 forum knife.
 

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I just happened to have this old pic on my phone. The top one has moved on; the other three represent my small stash of GEC Congress knives.

T-B: Northfield 61 2 blade Congress, Tidioute 61 2 blade Congress, Northfield 61 4 blade Congress, GEC 62 Easy Pocket Congress.

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Look forward to seeing more 62’s soon.
 

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Comparo A.jpg Comparo B.jpg Comparo C.jpg Comparo D.jpg Ha Ha!! Ask and ye shall receive!!:D
Of course these two are less comparable, Rachel, et alia! The BF knife is the same length as the "clerk" in the above post, (if that's its name)!! And we are comparing to a congress Jack (two springs!), not a single spring congress. I'd forgotten how cool this BF knife is, with its Rattail bolsters and "wrap around" spring!! (Not shown!) Looong main blade and traditional pen!!
Nice jack. I still like the single spring the best!!:)
 

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I just happened to have this old pic on my phone. The top one has moved on; the other three represent my small stash of GEC Congress knives.

T-B: Northfield 61 2 blade Congress, Tidioute 61 2 blade Congress, Northfield 61 4 blade Congress, GEC 62 Easy Pocket Congress.

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Look forward to seeing more 62’s soon.

View attachment 1238736 View attachment 1238737 View attachment 1238738 View attachment 1238739 Ha Ha!! Ask and ye shall receive!!:D
Of course these two are less comparable, Rachel, et alia! The BF knife is the same length as the "clerk" in the above post, (if that's its name)!! And we are comparing to a congress Jack (two springs!), not a single spring congress. I'd forgotten how cool this BF knife is, with its Rattail bolsters and "wrap around" spring!! (Not shown!) Looong main blade and traditional pen!!
Nice jack. I still like the single spring the best!!:)
Nice, thanks. All the pictures make the anticipation more fun.

I wasn't even aware of the 61 pattern. I hope this isn't going too far off-topic, but what's the difference between the 61 and the 13? Both are 3 5/8" square bolstered congress frames. Is it a matter of one spring or two?
 

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I have to say the banana is one of those colors I truly dislike. This pattern would be much better served with tortoise scales, and those long bolsters cry for threading.

Charlie, the comparison is fascinating. I'm going to have to talk myself into a Congress pattern with a shorter main blade than on the 13's.
 

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what's the difference between the 61 and the 13?
Good question!! There doesn't appear to be a difference!!!:eek:
The 13 BF knife has two springs. We need more info from GEC!!!o_O OR . . . . . .??
 

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American Whittler's SFO has a shorter main blade and 2 secondaries, eisman and Rachel. It has wedged split springs, and it's a #133317!! Square lined (3) bolsters!! 3 5/8"long!!
 

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Here's another comparo!! I don't know the "name" (clerk?) of this #13! It's been in a drawer unmolested for 2 years - first time in the light!!:eek: No name on the tube, but I liked the stag!!:rolleyes:
But it has a slightly heavier gauge spring than the #62 and a much longer main blade!!
The #62 uses an extra scooped-out liner, while the #13 has a catch-bit!!
The closed length is slightly shorter than the #35 (above), and noticeably shorter than the #62!!
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Whoa!:D That's a fantastic example to be hiding away for so long;) Stag to get your teeth into as it were :) Far as I know, the 13 series derived from the Forum Knife 13 comprises Clerk -double end single spring Penknife- Speaker Jack, double blade one end two springs, Whip - single blade and 3 blade Whittler.

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It would be interesting to see if the 61 followed suit with the 62 with a "hollowed" liner as opposed to the 13's catch bit.
 

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Whoa!:D That's a fantastic example to be hiding away for so long;) Stag to get your teeth into as it were :) Far as I know, the 13 series derived from the Forum Knife 13 comprises Clerk -double end single spring Penknife- Speaker Jack, double blade one end two springs, Whip - single blade and 3 blade Whittler.

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Nice knife!!
I'm still not clear on the #13 to #61 difference!!o_O:rolleyes:Any one????
 

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gaj999 gaj999 Yes that sounds possible. Don't know :confused: They're the same size, differences being blade types, 4 on full Congress, 3 on Maverick, Sheepfoot/Pen on double enders, Wharncliffe/ Coping and extended bolster on others. There's me thinking the 13 was a unique pattern for the Irish Jack Forum Knife, uh 61 clone it appears :D

The 13 Clerk et al. have a half-stop.
 
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My untrained observations::)
The 61 has a little more "curve" than the 13 (to my eye) and tapers down a little more to a thinner bolster (heightwise) on each end. Hopefully that makes sense. Also, Rockon75 Rockon75 is correct that the 61 has a "hollowed out liner" instead of a catch bit like the 13.:thumbsup:
 

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My untrained observations::)
The 61 has a little more "curve" than the 13 (to my eye) and tapers down a little more to a thinner bolster (heightwise) on each end. Hopefully that makes sense. Also, Rockon75 Rockon75 is correct that the 61 has a "hollowed out liner" instead of a catch bit like the 13.:thumbsup:
Yeah, maybe they aren't exactly the same shape. One might be more curved, or wider. o_O I can't tell without straight on pictures or having them in hand. I'll know in a few months. :)

Wait, I confused myself. :confused: I'm getting a 62, not a 61.
Maybe we'll have to take the 61 vs. 13 discussion over to the GEC thread.
 
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