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"White Owl"... 3.5" Equal End... from GEC

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by supratentorial, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

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    Apr 24, 2013
    The one that started it all IMG_7065.jpg
     
  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    The first one!! Nice, John!! I had to have one also (post #130)!
     
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  3. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Love these knives, especially the rare stainless birds. I had one of the dark chestnut in my stable at one point... Custom quality knife.
     
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  4. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Likewise, Charlie!
     
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  5. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks for the mention Will :) Here's a group shot of my 4 with Will's Light Tan before it made the trip to him. I couldn't resist taking a group pic while having them all in one place
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  6. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    And while my stainless ones are all clip mains, my carbon ones have spear points.
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  7. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    I still don't have a #35 but I did take this pic years back with a #33, #53, #68, and #89. I imagine the #35 will fit right between the #53 and #68.
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  8. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    Just send me some #68 and I can take a picture by #35 for you! ;) Lovely knives. Especially clips with nail nicks look very attractive to me.
     
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  9. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 27, 2016
    Thanks, is that 53 a T.K. Cuban? I keep coming back to that as one I’d like to try but they seem to come up fairly infrequently and when I have seen them I have passed for one reason or another. I like the blades on the 53/54 but I have only had moose ones and would rather have a small blade and single back spring, I had a presidential but didn’t care as much for the spear point and wharncliff combo.
     
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  10. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Is that walnut every bit as fine and perfect as it looks?

    Here is a lineup with a 68, a 35, and a 53:

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  11. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Yes it is. I will say that it is slim for a #53. Both blades are ground thin and swedged where they would have met each other to allow them to nestle nicely together without touching. The spring tension is perfect for the main blade and its easy to open but pen blade is a different story. Because its shorter on the same spring and very thin, the nail nick is very shallow and its harder to open. It feels like an 8 but if the nick was deeper or blade slightly longer, it would be better. Still a very nice pattern though and worth trying out if you can get one.
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  12. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Yes. Yes it is :D

    Awesome lineup shot!! The #35 does fit in quite nicely.
     
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Amazing selection!:cool: I see you have a twin of my Tortoise Conductor, and once again many thanks for helping me out over that stainless WO all those years ago :thumbsup:

    Just got to find a Rust Red Spear, used preferably;)

    Regards, Will
     
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  14. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Ah. Well, you don't seem like the type of collector who let's knives go, but if you ever do, I want that one ;)

    I'm honestly surprised that the 68 hasn't been a more prolific pattern. It is every bit the knife the 15 is in use while leaving a slightly smaller footprint in pocket, and the white owl makes two blades accessible to those who are otherwise turned off by a side-by-side jack.
     
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  15. neal70

    neal70 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    @waynorth -Gee, Charlie, the single springs or 2 blades would sure look good with an awl like this wouldn’t it?:D:D:D 135B31B7-2175-4F7D-975E-D6FA04DA6B57.jpeg Thanks, Neal ;)
     
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  16. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Would also look great with a small Pruner or Hawkbill at the other end:cool:
    Never been done before so it's not Traditional.....for now;)
     
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  17. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    @Will Power didn't SAK do a knife like that? I'm pretty sure the Calf Pen also wasn't a "traditionally" employed blade combination... Your idea would at least bring it into the same realm as the Chapman.
     
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  18. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    I was attempting to get the spots to show in the sun... good day to all PhotoPictureResizer_190821_114951658-3024x2268.jpg PhotoPictureResizer_190821_115321148-2268x3024.jpg
     
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  19. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    They sure did!
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  20. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Yes that would be just right in a White Owl frame :cool::thumbsup:

    I've got another SAK with a Pruner blade but it's a multi blade type. Really like that one you show though, wonder if it's still made??

    Thanks, Will
     
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