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GEC Harness Jack arrived!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Vanguard41xx, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    Came early this morning...and boy is it swell! Fit and finish is the best I have ever had in a production knife. The bone scales look excellent, and both blades have a nice snap. I think I'll get more use out of the punch than a pen secondary on my other jack knives, truthfully.



    Here are better pictures.

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  2. totallynotalex

    totallynotalex Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Is that the same handle material as the 2011 forum knife?
     
  3. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    It is very similar, but not the same.
     
  4. totallynotalex

    totallynotalex Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Thanks, very nice knife btw. Enjoy it!
     
  5. supratentorial

    supratentorial

    Dec 19, 2006
    Nice one, Vanguard41xx!

    blazerman, It's slightly different in color than the 2011 forum knife.

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    If I recall correctly the peach seed jigged bone was Charlie's design and was first used on a small factory order of GEC #66 stock knives (far right in the photo below).

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  6. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    Nice pictures! I like that S&M harness in the middle.
     
  7. supratentorial

    supratentorial

    Dec 19, 2006
    Thank you. It's one of the nicest Schatt & Morgan knives that I've owned. No gaps, great walk and talk, good edges, beautiful jigged bone. I think Charlie raises the bar on these small factory orders. The Napanoch punch on the #85 pattern that you got is my favorite so far.
     
  8. totallynotalex

    totallynotalex Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Thanks for the pics and info Jake
     
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Very impressive bone on your latest GEC. I like the Teardrop/Bullet End pattern a lot, a good size neither too bulky or light.

    Regards, Will
     
  10. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Beautiful knife, congrats on an awesome purchase.
    I love the look of these old Harness jack patterns, but I use all the knives I get and I have no real use for a harness jack.

    The ones Charlie had made look fantastic, but I still can't find a good use for the punch.
     
  11. supratentorial

    supratentorial

    Dec 19, 2006
    I have just been admiring the knife but I tend to use it. The Napanoch punch is very stout and sharp and would probably work well for wood carving and piloting holes in wood (in addition to leather). I've let go a lot of nice knives (wish I could keep them all) but I don't think I could ever let this one go. For me this knife is a "must have" because of the semi custom manufacturing of the punch and the thought that went into every detail of its design, including the generously sized main blade, peach seed jigged bone and choice of traditional shield.
     
  12. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    Updated pics.
     
  13. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Great pics. The main blade on this pattern looks a little bit broader than on others. How does the Harness Jack feel in the pockets. Is it bulky, because of the mainblade?

    Seems to be really a great knife. I don´t have many knives with penblade as a mainblade (mostly I have clipblades). But now I´m interessted.

    Kind regards
    Andi
     
  14. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    I carried it all today and It is not bulky. You will notice it, though.
     
  15. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Thank you Vanguard! Good info for me. :)

    Now I have to actualize my shopping-list

    Kind regards
    Andi
     
  16. supratentorial

    supratentorial

    Dec 19, 2006
    Your photos have a nice warm glow to them. Were the photos taken in the morning? I love the smell of 1095 in the morning. :)
     
  17. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    I too love that smell of good ol' 1095.
    Thanks for the pics, they really add to the beautiful charm of a new knife purchase.

    Jake, you have a good point about the punch, maybe I'll pick one up. :thumbup:
     
  18. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    Yes, they were. :)
     
  19. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Thanks for sharing. That is a great looking HJ! Just such a classic, evocative design. Can't help but smile, and think "Old Tyme-ie" thoughts!
     
  20. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi Vanguard -

    Nice!

    My RHK is in Ebony, but Charlie really knows how to spec out a traditional. You just cannot go wrong with a Waynorth knife!

    Here is a pic of my three GEC Jacks -

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    best

    mqqn
     

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