Lets talk GEC!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

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    Aug 25, 2018
    What grit sandpaper do you use to re-satin your GEC blades?

    I bought this used and all is good and well, but those scratches are driving me nuts!
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  2. mcc850

    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 24, 2020
    Haha I chalk it up to "GEC knife collecting is war"
     
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  3. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Not a direct answer, but wanted to throw out that a Spyderco UF stone will refinish the surface to factory appearance.
     
  4. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

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    Aug 25, 2018
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  5. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    That is some nasty looking scratching, I suppose from incompetent sharpening of a previous owner?

    The info is interesting but don't see how you can hold paper down to achieve this? o_O
     
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  6. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    A piece of wood, cardboard, a rubber sanding block etc. trick is to draw the blade consistently in a perpendicular fashion with even pressure. If the paper isn't glued to whatever you use, just hold it down on the side you are moving away from. I've re-finished a lot of blades, especially older Bucks with 440C steel. 320 is a good starting point, if the scratches are too deep for that then go down to 220 and back up through the grits till you are satisfied with the look. I have taken rust spots off of some GEC blades by working the paper tang to point, changing the direction of the sanded finish, they are users so it really didn't matter to me, I just wanted the rust gone. Sometimes I question my sanity on why these rust magnets appeal to me...
     
  7. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    @sitflyer :D:D;) And thanks for the info:thumbsup:

    Regards, Will
     
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  8. Tx308

    Tx308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2014
    I have had great luck using a strop loaded with white compound. If a few strokes on the strop aren't doing the trick I'd start with 600 grit sandpaper on a hard surface, you could go lower grit but I'd definitely start with 600 to judge if lower grit is needed
     
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  9. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    I am still enjoying theses mustangs. The geometry or something makes them very good slicers. Good in the hand and the pocket. The stag has been my pick this week bumping the micarta out after a long run. These have been a pleasant surprise for me this year. What has been your surprise knife recently?
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  10. Nebrasketball

    Nebrasketball Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 5, 2019
    Your taste in knives is only bested by your carving skills! Cheers Jiki!
     
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  11. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Beautiful pair of 74s!
     
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  12. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    If only the 68 White Owl would be offered again, this time I need Spears

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  13. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I haven't bought a new GEC since... what was it, August?
    I bought it expecting to pass it along but I ended up really liking it so I kept it.
    I'm glad I kept it, may just be the last GEC I ever buy, and it ended up being my KOTY.
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  14. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2018
    68 White Owl gets mentioned a lot, after checking on GEC knife release it doesn't look like GEC made one for years. I don't own a 68 White Owl, reminds me of the 35 Churchill and I wouldn't mind having one. I'll agree with others, it would be nice if GEC does a run. The White Owl looks smaller than the 35 Churchill, would be nice to see a comparison picture of the 2. Does the White Owl have 2 springs and half stops.
     
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  15. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    I think my surprise knife recently would be my 38. I take some type of fruit in my lunch everyday and lately this has been the knife I enjoy using the most. Happy New Year everyone!
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  16. mcc850

    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 24, 2020
    I sent you a pm that may help
     
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  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thank you for reaching out. :):thumbsup:
     
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  18. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017

    I would be down for one of these !
     
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  19. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    The Churchill is larger, 3.74" to the White Owl's 3.45" closed lengths. Both knives are single spring with smooth cam tangs, no half-stops, and 5 pulls.

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  20. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2018
    @black mamba thank you Jeff for the comparison pics and description, even though I prefer the larger size 35 I do like the White Owl, now I know why members mention the White Owl a lot, it's a nice looking knife. thanks again Frank
     

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