GEC 25s - Gots 'em?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by pertinux, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. GuestWho101

    GuestWho101 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Shock_

    Shock_ Gold Member Gold Member

    155
    Nov 8, 2015
    I just love my pioneer bone #25. I have a golden jigged bone as well, but this one takes the cake. I'm just in awe of the perfect example I received. It has a very antique look and feel to it. I'm so happy with both cover sides. I love the white transition to the bolster on the mark side, as well as the variation on the pile side. Everything just ties together so nice on this knife.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    TFBraden, tmd_87, MJ71 and 11 others like this.
  3. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    832
    Jan 26, 2016
    Northwoods Little Bay with blue denim micarta
    IMG_5205.JPG IMG_5206.JPG
     
    Ironbut, t.willy, MJ71 and 7 others like this.
  4. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    832
    Jan 26, 2016
    Pioneer Bone
    IMG_5211.JPG IMG_5212.JPG
     
  5. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    832
    Jan 26, 2016
    Black Linen Little Bay IMG_5207.JPG IMG_5208.JPG
     
    MJ71, Ratbert, Wangenthal and 3 others like this.
  6. GunGraber

    GunGraber Gold Member Gold Member

    188
    Jun 22, 2016
    How big of a difference in pull between the NW and GEC Travman?
     
  7. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Here I sit while my Little Bay visits Jersey City. At least it looks like I should have a winner based on the great photos of the NW and GEC being posted!
     
    Wangenthal likes this.
  8. sticktodrum

    sticktodrum Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    Lucky enough to snag an Ironwood. I wonder what type of figuring we'll see across all the samples.
     
  9. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    832
    Jan 26, 2016
    All of my new ones seem to have the typical stout #25 pull. They all felt good to me. I haven't really noticed a difference between the NW and GEC, but I'll pay close attention the next time I open them and see if there is any real differences.
     
    GunGraber likes this.
  10. Hulk2e

    Hulk2e Gold Member Gold Member

    250
    Dec 18, 2014
    Can anyone recommend someone to cut or modify the 25s to incorporate the easy open notch?

    Thanks is advance!
     
  11. Wangenthal

    Wangenthal Gold Member Gold Member

    15
    May 5, 2017
    IMG_3300.JPG Black Linen, incredible pull, love it! Better grow out that thumb nail if this is your edc!
     
    kaput, Ironbut, GE Jr and 2 others like this.
  12. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    641
    Jul 20, 2015
    I've done a couple EO mods. They are not difficult to do well. You can likely do it yourself with a little guidance. PM me (your inbox is full). I've done a couple 25s and a 77. For me, the trick is not to go too deep. On the 25, the sheep doesn't need an EO. It works well with a spear. This Northwoods clip? I can't picture how it will work with the clip point. I'd wait to see how it turns out for others before you jump in, but it's very tempting to try. The placement of the nick on those Little Bays is so far back that "nail breaker" may be literal. But...darn cool knives.
     
  13. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs

    303
    Jul 26, 2009
    Oh my gosh, my Pioneer Bone 25 came on Friday, but we just got back from camping today, and it's exceptional. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. If I don't, then please shame me so I'll do it the next day. This is a nice looking knife for those that like symmetry in their scales...
     
    GunGraber likes this.
  14. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72

    529
    Jan 22, 2015
    I think a "mini beer scout" on the 25 frame would rock. Add a little screwdriver/caplifter and a shackle with a clip blade.
     
    OtisCampbell and kaput like this.
  15. MJ71

    MJ71 Gold Member Gold Member

    287
    Mar 18, 2016
    Love the look of those 25 Little Bay clip points Travman. How do you rate the fit and finish and the size for an EDC and typical tasks? (PS I know that "typical tasks" can be hard to define ...). MJ.
     
  16. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    641
    Jul 20, 2015
    Ha! Love this idea. :)
     
  17. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72

    529
    Jan 22, 2015
    Thanks! I hope GEC uses it!
     
  18. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    832
    Jan 26, 2016
    251208 IMG_3362.JPG
     
    kaput, RobertK, AlwaysTomboy and 8 others like this.
  19. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    We have one example so far that I'm aware of. Check out post number 277 in the "Let's talk Northwoods" thread.
     
  20. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    The material is very attractive, but very few pieces will come close to fooling anyone on the ivory front even at a glance, let alone upon closer inspection. The wild variety in striations is fun, but definitely patterned-- uniquely so! Here's mine (thanks again, @Campbellclanman!!!!!):

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Let's take a closer look:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Every set of covers is different; @L.H.S picked up one with a fascinating 'fish bone' effect spanning the width on one side. I wish I'd thought to take a picture, but still hope to see it here. :)

    However, as I believe has been noted, the cover selection renders this particular iteration a "unicorn" indeed: the material, a cast acrylic, is simply not dense enough to withstand the hafting or even buffing processes well ("like trying to buff butter"), causing problems all along the way. Bill Howard says he's kicking himself for trying (again) at all with cast acrylic, but "this was just so darn pretty." Out of 250 pieces, with an intended 125 knives, only 91 slabs/45 knives survived the process as first-quality offerings.

    ~ P.
     
    AlwaysTomboy and Kiteman72 like this.

Share This Page