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Let's see your GEC #23's, 73's, 83's and 72's

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by 556hunter, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. 556hunter

    556hunter

    672
    Mar 6, 2014
    The title pretty much says it all. I've recently taken a great interest in the 23 and 73 from GEC. So, post them if you got em:D post your thoughts and opinions of them too please

    I'm trying to convince my self I need one or both of them:eek:
     
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  2. rinos

    rinos

    Feb 17, 2008
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    23 and 73 with 42 in middle :)

    IMHO 23 is too big for EDC,and 73 is perfect,fits pocket nicely,feels great in hand and blade does everything you need
    of course you need both of them
     
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  3. Cory Hess

    Cory Hess

    Jul 1, 2014
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    That's my 23. It's been in my pocket every day since I got it just over 8 months ago. I had both the the 23 and 73 in hand and decided to go with the 23. It just feels better, in my opinion. It was a close call though, and I don't think you can go wrong with either. They are by far my two favorite GEC patterns. Here's a shot of my 23 with the 73 I was contemplating:

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  4. nugun55

    nugun55

    564
    Nov 21, 2014
    My #73

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  5. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    #73 in Ebony. Perfect size. :thumbup: I just wish I could find a single blade #73.

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  6. SAK Guy

    SAK Guy

    Jul 2, 2013
    My giifted 23L (thanks Duane!). The finest locking folder I own, always close by in my daybag/daypack regardless what I EDC. :thumbup::thumbup:

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  7. rma100

    rma100

    Nov 12, 2011
    Here is my 735109 in the middle. My all time favorite pocket knife and #1 EDC. #72 on top, #73 in the middle, and a #15 at bottom.

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  8. Smithhammer

    Smithhammer

    Nov 9, 2012
    My #23 in 'Black Plum" jig:

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  9. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    #73 Jack in burnt arrowhead bone
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    #73 single blade in primitive bone
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    #23 linerlock in burnt stag
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    #23 linerlock in primitive bone
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  10. EyeDog

    EyeDog Semper Fi Platinum Member

    Feb 10, 2014
    My #73 liner lock.

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  11. Maple Tree

    Maple Tree Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 22, 2014
     
  12. rma100

    rma100

    Nov 12, 2011
     
  13. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    The #73 is my favorite pattern by GEC. I think the #15 is a little better made, but the #73 with its flush tang is just so classic. I wish GEC would make a version with a clip blade.

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  14. 556hunter

    556hunter

    672
    Mar 6, 2014
    ^^^^that pic is what started my interest in the 73 and 23. That's a beautiful knife!!!

    There's been great pics so far:) I'm lovin it!!
     
  15. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thanks. It's a bit more beat up now, broken-in and comfortable. I love it. :D
     
  16. singin50

    singin50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    A more solid knife you'd be hard pressed to find! Either one is a winner!
    The infamous 1 of 1 calico bone #23 and a few others from 2006, the first year of production?
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    Perry
     
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  17. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    Nice group Perry. :D I'll be watching for new single blade #73's coming.
     
  18. singin50

    singin50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Goodness, Bob, what handles you gettin?
     
  19. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    Haha, we'll have to wait to see what the factory comes out with.
     
  20. belljs3

    belljs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    352
    Apr 7, 2013
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