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2020 GEC #74 Mustang Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. ddavis


    Jan 17, 2018
    @JTB_5 thanks for the perspective and reminder that the little things don’t really matter.

    I was at the beach with my kids and wife today. Heard my phone beep, figured it was a text and ignored it because I was playing with my kids in the sand. Today’s memories will stay with me for the rest of my life, no pocket knife can compare to a day like today.

    Though it does look like a very nice and functional pattern. The hunt is still on...
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  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I would guess the Sodbuster Jr... I don't have one, but I have a GEC 71, which should be about the same size. I have my 74 alongside the 71 and the Tribal Lock for comparison. They are all very much the same size knife...
  3. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
  4. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016

    I'd say you right on the money.
  5. mcc850

    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Thank you for the laugh!
  6. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy"

    Oct 11, 2013
    I've got an ironwood on lock, probably going to pass on the rest. I have been getting the knives I needed lately, and the 74s are nice but....well, for reasons that aren't to be discussed on the Porch, they aren't my favorite. Congrats to the folks that got the ones they needed reserved!
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  7. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    You are very welcome my friend!!
  8. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    These instant sell outs have taken the fun out of anticipating new GEC's for me. Even the exchange they sell within minutes if anything interesting and a reasonable asking... then there are the astronomically listed ones... so glad I was able to get my hands on the ones I have and am able to enjoy and admire.
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  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Yes, me too.
    I just hope that the frenzy will slow down some day and I can go back to casually buying knives again.
    Until then, I'm happy with the ones I currently have and that's what's important to me.
  10. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I don't think the frenzy is going away anytime soon. So many folks have come to the table and GEC is but a small company producing what they can with what resources they have. If they changed their model of production, then they would not be what folks came to appreciate. Supply and demand. I hope they can do their thing for many years to come, it has been a wonderful ride following their growth.
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  11. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Good to see good people happy with their lot in life, and smart people, it's like shopping at Christmas time, get there early, and get in and out before the madness, stress , and frenzy begins. ;) You all have a good week.:)
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  12. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    I'm with you guys. Taking a break from buying and enjoying the ones I've already got probably isn't the worst thing.

    Being a Micarta nut, I am however looking forward to seeing photos of the brown burlap Micarta Tidoute. I think those will make for a nice daily carry type knife.
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  13. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
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    Here are the photos of the 2016 run of mustangs. These are some of the nicest looking knives GEC has ever produced in my opinion. I’m extremely anxious to see the 2020 run photos.
  14. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
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  15. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
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  16. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    T'would be really nice to see an acorn shield! ;)
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  17. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Acorn = Stainless
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  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Not always, Alan. More than a few fixed blades have the acorn shield and 1095 blades. But, I don't remember any folders with acorns on carbon.
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  19. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
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  20. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015

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