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Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Two posts have been moved offline. Also moved two posts containing quotes from same.
    Keep the cursing out of here, please, along with any political comments. Questions? Read the guidelines.

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  2. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I don't think this is completely accurate. They rarely stabilize.
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  3. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018


    I think I recall you stating the tiger maple was stabilized.
  4. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    The Tiger Maple was mine and I sent it in for stabilization. They have stabilized in the past, but I don't recall the last wood they actually stabilized.
  5. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018

  6. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    There was a discussion about stabilized wood awhile back . I think some people confused stable for stabilized. "Stabilized "is resin impregnated and "stable" is properly dried or cured , no additives . Later being either air dried or kiln dried
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  7. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    When we talk resin impregnated wood, I think the term we're looking for is "stamina wood", made famous under the brand name of Dymondwood. Layers of birch, impregnated with resin. Very tough stuff. Basically the wood version of micarta.
  8. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Learn something every day here.

    Thanks guys.
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  9. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    Most of my Great Eastern Cutlery knives have been purchased from online dealers. I am too new here to have bought one from this forum. I have bought a few used, or pre-owned Great Eastern Cutlery knives with good luck. I’ve found that if there is a pattern I really want that is off the dealer shelves, I can, with patience, find one at a fair price. So, I really have no complaints about Great Eastern Cutlery’s release schedules.
  10. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Not I. Dymondwood is that nasty mixed color mess by stacking different colored wood. Stabilized is vacuum impregnating wood with a resin mix to strengthen it and make it easier to work with.
  11. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    Interesting. Thanks for the clarification.
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  12. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    The light colored one in this photo is stabilized black ash burl
    These three are stabilized madrone, walnut and redwood burls
    This is stabilized and dyed curly mango

    And since this is a GEC thread, my GEC
  13. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
  14. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I heard Chris Tucker has/had been out for a while...was wondering if anyone has some info? I hope she is ok.
  15. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    I sure wish we'd see some 23s in the next year or two from our great cutlery company in the east. I'm also dying for the Slipjoint version of the 83! I assume it's coming, one of these years.

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  16. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    So I really have no need for a carbon steel fixed blade, but those autumn gold marrow bone hunters sure are something special.
  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Yes Please!
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  18. SonnyJim

    SonnyJim Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2012
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  19. rdg


    Oct 30, 2002
    The 23's are my favorites! Would love to see a new run of them!!!
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  20. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I don't know, but GEC announced they won't be at Blade due to unfortunate events, so I was hoping to find clarification and *good news* about everyone's okay-ness here...

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