List of GEC knives and if they have half stops, and lengths

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by 2Dead, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    No problem at all, thanks for all the hard work. Nice to have this resource.
     
  2. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Yep you're all set, owned both, now just have the 2 bladed one
    G2
     
  3. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks G2!!

    Added the #81 Abilene stockman to the No list.
     
  4. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Great thread. Thanks for doing this!
     
  5. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Added #13 Congress Jack and the #15 (STR) Electrician
     
  6. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Added the #78 American Jack.
     
  7. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    No half stops for the #09 Esquire.
     
  8. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Added the #22. Thanks Logan!!
     
  9. Bloefield

    Bloefield

    959
    Aug 2, 2013
    Thanks for this op and contributors. I'm in the market for a GEC and this helps.
    Would love to have a easy/hard pull scale next to each model. I can't remember all the comments re: pull effort on the different models.
    Thanks again.
     
  10. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    The problem with pull effort, besides being subjective, is that slightly different models within in the same pattern number can have completely different values. The blade steel, the blade type/length, whether it is barehead, has end caps, or a lanyard tube, even difference in year the model was made can all impact the pull rating.
     
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  11. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Added the #82.
     
  12. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Such a great thread. I had to subscribe to this thread as it's super helpful to see which models have half stops. I just bought a #66 and Didn't like it without half stops. Who knew? I thought I disliked half stops but it turns out that I like 'em. :)
     
  13. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Great thread! Interestingly enough, I have a #89 Gambler and there are no half stops on either blade.
     
  14. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Do you have the full model number for it? Under which brand? I have 2 clip point GEC models and the secondary definitely has a half stop.
     
  15. yatsunil

    yatsunil

    680
    Apr 4, 2014
    For the sake of completion of your list, my single blade #56 Weaver Jack has no half-stop.
    Linus
     
  16. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    My #89s are both #891212.

    Thanks, I'll update shortly.
     
  17. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I'll check when I get home in a few hours, but I'm pretty sure it's 891212. I just checked GEC's website and I don't even see my exact knife there. Could be an SFO? It's a Northfield clip point with calico bone covers. I even sent it to the factory a couple weeks ago because the pen blade was loose in the closed position and it came back to me fixed, but still no half stop! I'll post some pics in a bit.

    Edit: I just found my exact knife on their site and it is listed as 891212. I'll still post up some pics of it when I get home.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
  18. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I've been wondering all day if maybe I was wrong and my #89 really did have a half stop, but it doesn't. The tang is rounded and the stamp says 891212. Another thing I noticed is that mine also only has one back spring. Another person posted a pic of his on another thread and his had 2 springs, the main blade rode on both, but the pen only on one. I'm not sure if you can make everything out in the pic, but the blade is set about where the half stop should be if it had one. I find it pretty interesting that these variations exist in the same models.

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  19. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Hmm, that is interesting... My 2 have 2 thin springs and could be the pics you're talking about. Anyone else with some #89s?
     
  20. Bjoern

    Bjoern

    107
    Sep 14, 2014
    great list! thanks for the effort! wish i would have seen that earlier ;)
     

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