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Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. BetterCallSal

    BetterCallSal

    49
    Mar 22, 2018
    A single spear #85 would really be perfect for me!

    In smooth bone with a nice shield and it's paradise.
     
  2. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Which social media? I missed it.

    I'm not super into the 85s, but I'm sure they'll be cool.
     
  3. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    As far as 85s go, I would like to see 2 bladers.

    Of course, single blades would give me a break from the "lolly scramble" which actually sounds kind of nice.
     
  4. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I like GEC's execution of a Teardrop pattern (#85) and I would certainly welcome another run of them. Personally, I have gravitated towards 2-blade Jacks so that would be my preference.
     
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  5. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    I'd take Ether the 1 or 2 bladed #85s. That's one model I never got the chance to own yet.
     
  6. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    #85s - I love the pick bone and the evergreen color - 1 or 2 blades or both. And as long as we are dreaming I would like it available without having to go through too many hoops to get it - maybe one or 2 hoops...
     
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  7. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Single blade. The 77s were two blade.
     
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  8. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    OK, then that's it - single blade evergreen pick bone and 2 hoops...
     
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  9. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Why not both? A single blade variant and a 2-blade version?

    They offered both with the run of 78s and they have offered both in past runs of other patterns as well.
     
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  10. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    ok - it's settled then - Evergreen pick bone, both 1 (EO) and 2 blade version, and only 2 hoops...
     
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  11. Fox79

    Fox79 Gold Member Gold Member

    534
    Sep 24, 2017
    The poll Mike held was on Facebook.
     
  12. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    yes, FB, EO single Spear or 2 blade
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    CollectorKnives created a poll.
    Yesterday at 11:27 AM ·
    If a guy were going to make Northfield #85 EZ Open's; single spear or two blade?


    65%Single Spear

    35%Spear / Coping
    This poll has ended.

    297 Votes
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
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  13. JustinR

    JustinR Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Single spear and Mike if you are reading this...let's see a return of the lanyard hole.

    I've been searching for 6 or 7 years for one from the original run.
     
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  14. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    I'm shocked that so many prefer the single over the 2-blade. Singles are fine knives, but the 85 is especially well-suited for a 2-blade. It just feels right. At any rate, it's good to hear that we may see 85s done the line. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I wouldn't mind trying out an #85.
     
  16. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Has anyone been checking out the 2017 production totals? Some pretty big numbers!

    Could it be we have seen the last of the "short run" GECs?
     
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  17. Shurke

    Shurke Gold Member Gold Member

    329
    Feb 6, 2018
    Another question about the 2017 production totals:

    I see some knives on there from years ago--five #092214 Esquires in stag, for example. What's going on with that? Is it warranty work to replace faulty knives?
     
  18. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Although I certainly don't know for sure, I suspect stuff like those Esquires are "parts knives" assembled from various leftovers from previous runs. That would explain why the date codes on the blades are from the wrong year.
     
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  19. BetterCallSal

    BetterCallSal

    49
    Mar 22, 2018
    The Batch of #85 will be an exclusive SFO for Mike LATHAM or a more general production of GEC which allows us to hope for other SFO and more widely distributed models?
     
  20. DelOro

    DelOro

    Jan 17, 2016
    I predict that "short runs" will eventually average about 250 knives per handle. :eek:

    Example:

    Tidioute x 4 different handles = 1000 knives
    Northfield x 3 = 750 knives
    Northfield Stag = Who Knows?

    Total Production = 1750 + (meaning 2000 knives could be considered a short run). :confused:

    It looks like a current "normal" production run is between 3000 and 4000 knives? :(

    [​IMG]

    With only 835 Cocobolo Brass #44 Buffalo Jacks being made, I sure hope everyone has an opportunity to get one! :rolleyes:

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    That leaves a mere 1000 + Northfield Bone Brass #44 Buffalo Jacks being made. :oops:

    Maybe I'm wrong? :confused: or just simply "stupid" when it comes to simple math! ;)

    Just an observation after going thru the 2017 production numbers. :D
     
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