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Busto

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Absolutely no problems sharpening the blade. I had a similar concern, but it got real sharp just fine. The angle of the belly made for a really, REALLY nice cutter.
Sharpening is not the problem. Grinding the blade "Blank" from thin stock by hand without creating a recurve is the problem. GEC has grinding machines that can be adjusted for height and depth of grind for repeatable accuracy on hundreds of blanks. I'm just not a FAN of recurve blade styles especially on slip joints.
 

Busto

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The recurve is very shallow, as to be negligible. I don't sharpen my 86 Oilfield any different than my other knives.
Without a doubt so slight to be negligible, but it's there...as I've said I've seen others more pronounced that I had to pass on purchase. I'm just not a big Fan of a blade that can be FLAT that has a recurve....We all have our own ideas on this, and I'm sure I will get try to get this #86 for my collection.
 

Camillus

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All this talk has me thinking. When is there going to be a GEC girl’s knife? Or even a ladies’ knife? Or a Mountain Woman’s knife?

And no, French Kate don’t count.
 
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Well, now I know why there isn't much activity on the 73 Bocote. I guess there were just over 100 produced and it was basically a short run.
 

Will Power

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All this talk has me thinking. When is there going to be a GEC girl’s knife? Or even a ladies’ knife? Or a Mountain Woman’s knife?

And no, French Kate don’t count.
I don't know, I think anything with that Abalone stuff on it might qualify o_O:D seriously blingy....;)
 
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