Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    @AZCoyote
    With the Wharncliffe Blade master : I am hoping that they will look like this Case but with the different Bolsters . Really like the pattern .
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    Harry
     
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  2. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Yes, these are split back with a wedge. ;)
     
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  3. JoKr

    JoKr Gold Member Gold Member

    349
    Mar 20, 2017
    #38 wedge back :)
     
  4. Jake Dudley

    Jake Dudley Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    These were queen made but I'm assuming the 38's will be pretty similar. At least I'm hoping.
    [​IMG]IMG_0956 by jacob dudley, on Flickr
     
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  5. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    I'm in the same boat with you guys :thumbsup:
     
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  6. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I think it's a pretty massive boat....
     
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  7. chaininsomniac

    chaininsomniac

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    Feb 18, 2009
    Do you mean lots searching for the 85, or lots getting in on the 38 reserves? Does it sound like the 38s will be a massive run?
     
  8. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I think a lot will be searching for the 85 and the 38.
     
  9. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    207
    Apr 30, 2019
    Thanks for filling me in! This news makes me even more excited about being lucky enough to get one reserved. Seems like I've been collecting whittlers recently. I picked up a 29 and 62 now I'll be adding the 38. With all these whittlers I really need to stop procrastinating opening that pack of basswood and start whittling!

    Just need to make sure I have enough bandaids ready to go......
     
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  10. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 12, 2018
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  11. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I think it is more like this

     
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  12. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Hey, I see myself.. in the third boat back!
     
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  13. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    :D:D:D
     
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  14. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    I'm of the Bose school of thought that you shouldn't let your knife snap shut to prevent your scales from cracking. :)

    36 seconds in.
     
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  15. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I almost always control the closing. It's a habit from collecting antique & vintage slipjoints.
     
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  16. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    I have to agree about the EO notch. When I first started collecting 85s, all I wanted was the EO! I passed on several non-eo versions (much to my regret). Now, I cherish the non-EOs most of all. I wish they'd do a run of bona-fide Northfields with no EO and a sheild other than the corset! (don't get me wrong, I think the corset sheild is probably one of the finest choices for the 85 frame. But with two large runs featuring that shield, I'd love to see some variety). A federal would look amazing and a bomb might be interesting.
     
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  17. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    I let my GEC's slam shut with authority, and I thumb flick open my Sebenza's. I'm a pocket knife rebel :D. Oddly enough, I don't push the blades open with my thumb.
     
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  18. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Where the heck is the GEC 38 Whittler thread?!

    I have the Bloodwood version on Standby at CK. Here's hoping! I would have tried for one of the jigged bone, but I'm a little ashamed to say that GEC jigging doesn't get me excited very often. I sure do love their smooth bone, Micarta, and wood covers though!

    I prefer to be a hypocrite and gently close my traditional knives and then aggressively spydieflick my Spydercos... I think I need to go self-reflect, lol.
     
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  19. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I didn't get any blade rap on my Forum Knife 2011 the initiator of the 85 pattern, some did, many didn't. The crown lifter is a bit awkward on it ....;) you need to whip it off fast, technique thing:D
    No rap on an EZ Open Stag either nor on this 2 blade Jack shown, and they DO look better without the notch in my view.

    As for careful closing v slam them I do both..old vintages merit care, Laguioles mostly need to be closed manually unless they have a stop pin but 85s have a kick so it should be ok to let them rip. Just got a new CASE Stockman, after washing it out and oiling it's just great to hear the TALK after the WALK!

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  20. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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