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2018 #82 Dixie Stockman and Possum Skinner Run

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Buzzbait, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
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  2. nifebrite

    nifebrite

    324
    Dec 1, 2015
    I have had some light marks of blade rub on my Tidioute and Northfield. The blades snap close without touching anything, it's just light rubbing when I open the knife and the pressure sometimes gets a little sideways. But when I focus on the upward direction, I can avoid it.
     
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  3. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Could I trouble you to post this photo over in the Pins thread? Or allow me to copy it over? Thank you :) :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  4. nifebrite

    nifebrite

    324
    Dec 1, 2015
    Thanks for the link, nice thread!
    Will post it there asap, I don't have imgur access right now.
     
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  5. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    A while back I took some comparison photos of an 82 vs a 53. Here they are for those that are interested.

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    I have made it no secret that the gec 81 abilene stockman is my favorite gec and one of my favorite knives, well the 82 dixie stockman is close behind it. This pattern is absolutely awesome. As far as design style goes on slim stockmans it has everything going for it, the lines and size are great and the blades perfectly proportioned. I think the slant bolster ones are the best of the 82's but I have no complaints about the beautiful double lined bolsters on the new run. This elderberry is my favorite of this run and I also have a copperhead which looks fantastic. Now I think I have a few slant 82's to chase down...
     
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  6. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Does anybody use a sheath to carry their #82? I’m finding mine to be a little long to fit well in the pocket. I do have a pretty nice horizontal belt sheath somewhere around here. I’ll have to find it and see if it works.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Have you tried back pocket carry, horizontally next to your wallet? Works like a charm.
     
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  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's how I carry my Schrade 8OT and my Case Trappers. :thumbsup: :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  9. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    That's how I almost always carry the main knife that I'm using. If it's about jr cattle size or bigger it works great and you don't have to fish for it like the front pocket. I can comfortably carry up to a 5 1/4" folding hunter in the back pocket of the jeans I currently have. The 82 is pretty big of course so it's very accessible in the back pocket.
     
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  10. urbantrapper

    urbantrapper

    95
    Dec 13, 2018
    Quick question for those in the know. My birthday and fathers day are coming up around the same time. I am considering getting another 82 as I am quite fond of my current one (rattlesnake jig). But this time I want to shoot for a stag version. Ive seen online mostly Northfield in stag with no shield, but Iive found at least one online retailer where the picture shows an UNXLD shield. I would like to find one with the shield if available when the time comes. The question is, has anyone else noticed this and why is there a version with and one without? Unles that was some kind of marketing error. Beyond that, with the fact that there arent many available options to buy GEC new, I may go for a stag pemberton instead. I guess it just depends whats available when the time comes. But please help me settle this shield vs no shield on these stag 82s.
     
  11. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    409
    Jun 12, 2018
    GEC does not put shields on stag any longer. If you see a picture of stag with a shield it is from a previous run.
     
  12. urbantrapper

    urbantrapper

    95
    Dec 13, 2018
    Thanks! So just to be clear the knife with the shield is of the older run, and either it is the older run knife available or the stock photo is wrong. In which case if I ordered the knife it would likely come with no shield.
     
  13. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    409
    Jun 12, 2018
    No shield, if you want a shield you have to go to the secondary market.
     
  14. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    The first run of Dixie Stockman in 2014 had shields on the Stag knives, it also had better looking Stag than the latest run from 2018...If I could get one in Stag with a shield I wouldn't hesitate....;)
     
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  15. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  16. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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    Without the glaring sunlight:thumbsup:
     
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  17. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    81 and 82 stockmans, my favorite gec's. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    409
    Jun 12, 2018
    I don't know I think my stag is on point.[​IMG]
     
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  19. Pr3inar

    Pr3inar

    286
    Oct 17, 2015
    It needs to be said: my Micarta Dixie stockman comtinues to grow on me.

    The long, thin, delicate main blade glides through anything, cutting grapes and orange «filets» for the kids goes so easy it’s fun to do. Plastic wrapping, thread, meat, it makes me look for things to cut.

    Whittling with the wharncliff (?) and drop point is also a breeze, and the long handle and low sunk blades makes using it over time is effortless. As the drop point and wharncliff feels a bit sturdier than the clip, they are my allround blades, depending on the task.

    With use, the springs has worned in, and the walk and talk has improved considerably since it was new.

    I still consider my 66 to be my favorite, but the 82 is almost side by side, and I don’t think they have reached the finish line yet. Maybe they never will.. different tasks/different knives. 82 is James Bond, 66 is Jason Bourne and my Buck 303 is Rambo, for those times when I know I’m not going to be able to keep it dry or maintained over time.

    No point here really, just felt a need to share my appreciation for a wonderful knife!
     
  20. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    No point here really, just felt a need to share my appreciation for a wonderful knife!

    I think thats the entire reason this forum exists

    Which Bond though?
    Connery
    Moore
    or Craig
    Your analogy has got me thinking....have I got a goldy coloured knife ? a M,sieur Scaramanga if you will.
     
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