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New GEC #13 Congress series (Clerk, Speaker Jack and Whip)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by choombak, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. choombak

    choombak Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    GEC has released a new picture on the #13 series. These look real fine knives, slim and functional. This thread is to track and talk about the #13 series... Alright, let's roll! :D

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  2. Wilted Kilt

    Wilted Kilt Gold Member Gold Member

    825
    Dec 11, 2012
    Can't wait to see the Northfield lineup as well.

    Wish there was a Whittler!
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hoping there is a NF release. :confused:
     
  4. Wilted Kilt

    Wilted Kilt Gold Member Gold Member

    825
    Dec 11, 2012
    Have they ever done a release without both versions before, besides SFO's?
     
  5. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    Interesting - so they finally got around to using the 2013 Forum Knife frame again. Looks like some good options.
     
  6. AusLoX

    AusLoX Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2015
    Liking the "office knife" Clerk
     
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    I believe all the boys knives are Tidioute only.
     
  8. willythekid

    willythekid Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I need one of each I believe...
     
  9. rishma

    rishma Gold Member Gold Member

    653
    Jun 22, 2008
    Yes!! I love a 2 blade congress pen and the clerk looks great! I have not bought a knife in a long time but I believe I'll have one of those
     
  10. Captain Howdy

    Captain Howdy Gold Member Gold Member

    798
    Apr 28, 2013
    Yeah definately want a northfield run of these
     
  11. chivaceae

    chivaceae Gold Member Gold Member

    177
    Oct 12, 2015
    Yes to this! In ebony :D
     
  12. tstaut

    tstaut Gold Member Gold Member

    481
    Jan 6, 2012
    I third, or fourth, or whatever the "Hoping for a northfield run" comments!
     
  13. pmew

    pmew Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    Given that the 13 and the 61 utilise the same frame; doesn't the Clerk look a little familiar?

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    Pen replaces coping of course, but I thought the whole point of the 13 frame was that it was a single pivot jack. It makes no sense. Oh Mr Bill, how you vex me! :p
     
  14. RDaneel

    RDaneel Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2000
    Ditto!
     
  15. neal70

    neal70 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I could get very used to a "speaker jack", hereafter referred to as sj, or a clerk, hereafter referred to as clerk. :D It appears that the new #13 lineup will be just a touch longer than the #61's. Closer to 3 3/4" than3 5/8". If that's true they may well be bigger overall; I'm sure we all have experienced knives that seem as though they are identical on paper, but once in hand are drastically different. Perhaps this will be the case here,or not. They look good tho' . Heck, if you think about it & they do three handle iterations,that's 9 new knives! Plus inevitable sfos, etc. Good times, good times.
    Thanks, Neal
     
  16. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Good point, Paul. At first I thought maybe the 13 would have no half stops to differentiate it from the 61 but I see now that the 13 forum knife did have half stops. :confused:
     
  17. Halfneck

    Halfneck Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Looks like I'll need to set aside some funds for the Speaker Jack. Loved the pattern on the Forum Knife, but did not like the scales. I've been holding out hope for this pattern in a nice jigged bone.
     
  18. JustinR

    JustinR Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Yep this pattern screams for antler and MOP in Northfield trim

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  19. rishma

    rishma Gold Member Gold Member

    653
    Jun 22, 2008
    OK I must admit I don't understand the Northfield thing. Why would I want that ?
     
  20. choombak

    choombak Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Two separate GEC brands, separate cover offerings, better fit-and-finish on Northfield than Tidioute resulting in a price difference. Exotic covers go on Northfield. There are exceptions, but you get the idea.

    Having said that, I love the single-blade Whip... hope GEC releases more info soon... possibly these are single-spring offerings?
     

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