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. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Anyone know how GEC determines which knife will have a half stop and which won't? I think i saw somewhere that if it has a rounded bolster there will be no half stop, but that is certainly not the case!
     
  2. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Added the #77.

    I think it depends on whether or not half stops are traditional to the pattern. When it goes either way and not requested by an SFO then who knows.
     
  3. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I love this list! Thanks for keeping it alive. I didn't see the #63 on here so I figured I'd mention it. It has a half stop.
     
  4. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks, I'll add it :) I also edited the #65 entry under "no half stop". I have a lockback labeled as the #65 but I believe GEC now refers to them as the #64.
     
  5. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    The #65 lockbacks are different from the #64. The bolster on the #65 has the copperhead shape while the #64 is straight. Otherwise they are the same.

    Of course, I could be wrong! :)

    The difference between the Tidioute and Northfield on the #64 is just the guard and grooved bolster.
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  6. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    You're right about the bolsters... I totally forgot about that. The swing guard on the Northfields would just not work with the copperhead bolsters of the #65. Thanks again :)

    The next one on the list is the #38. I don't currently have one on order... Maybe a 2 blade version with clip/coping if they offer it, but right now I'm guessing the 3 blade whittler version will be the same like the other whittlers, no half stop on main with half stop on the secondaries.
     
  7. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Added the #38 whittler.
     
  8. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Trand, the #38 Farmers Jack has no half stops.
     
  9. Cory Hess

    Cory Hess

    Jul 1, 2014
    Don't know if this has been settled in the last 10 months, but I just received a Northfield #89 Gambler and it does not have half stops on either blade. It's an 891212
     
  10. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I have since bought another Gambler and it doesn't have half stops either. Mine are both single spring. It could be a variation over the two runs.
     
  11. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks Steve, just added it.
     
  12. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    That could very well be it... The single spring design is different than the whittler design. The whittler design has the 2 thin springs with the main blade riding on both springs and the secondaries each riding on their own spring. The 440C version like below also has the 2 thin springs (without the wedge between the springs like on the whittler) so it would make sense that the spring/secondary designs are the same. The single solid spring versions must have been designed without the half stops. Now I wonder if they had planned to make the 440C versions of whittlers but changed their minds sometime afterwards.

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  13. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    #57 Wrangler - No half stops
     
  14. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks Mike!! I updated the list. Btw, do you remember if the #74 Cotton Sampler had half stops? I'm leaning towards yes as the other #74s do but I never held one nor do I know anyone who has.
     
  15. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I don't "remember" anything older than a few hours; and that tidbit of information is not on one of the thousands of sticky notes surrounding me nor in my years of email archives ;)
     
  16. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    The babylon hills have a half stop?
     
  17. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks for checking Mike :)

    Not sure about the slip joint model. The lockbacks don't.
     
  18. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    ah thanks, been looking at a lockback
     
  19. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks to Wolfeknives for confirming the #74 Cotton Sampler has half stops.

    I added a place holder for the #18s. Will they be scaled down #56 Doglegs without half stops or scaled down #55s Houndstooths with them?
     
  20. neal70

    neal70

    Jun 3, 2015
    what about the #65 farm & field fish knife? same as the other #65s? slip joint i should've said.
    thanks, Neal
     

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