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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. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
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  2. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    526
    Jun 12, 2018
    I agree with your take. I was not going to even buy this model till I read this thread. Now I have both a Dixie and a Possum and could not be happier.
     
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  3. Pr3inar

    Pr3inar

    291
    Oct 17, 2015
    Hadn’t even heard of «82» or «Dixie» before this thread, but no regrets :)
     
  4. JOELSM

    JOELSM

    Aug 30, 2007
    Question for those of you who have the 82 Stockman. Is Blade rub common with this pattern? Mine just showed up yesterday, and the first time opening I have blade rub between the secondary drop point and warncliff blades. I know blade rub is a common occurrence with most stockman patterns, but I expected more out of this GEC. I’m considering returning it and re-ordering another, but I won’t bother if this is a common occurrence with this run. I have the north field elderberry version if that makes a difference....
     
  5. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
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  6. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Lots of people say theirs don't, but both of mine from the first and most recent runs have had a twinge of blade rub.
     
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  7. JOELSM

    JOELSM

    Aug 30, 2007
    Thanks for the response. I’ve considered returning mine, but at this point I think I’ll just turn it into a user. The fit is a disappointment.....I have a AGR stockman and a Old Timer with better fit, but the GEC has a (much) nicer finish.
     
  8. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Is it the AG Russell Serpentine Stockman?
     
  9. JOELSM

    JOELSM

    Aug 30, 2007
    Yes it is. Both the AGR and Old Timer have the standard blades and configuration. The GEC blades are packed tighter and lower. I suspect the GEC construction lends itself to be more prone to blade rub.
     
  10. Gary W. Graley

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

    Mar 2, 1999
    Got mine yesterday, very nice folder, it's been a while since I've had a GEC in the house...

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    The tangs as some have noted on other folders, were quite keen to the touch, so I wrapped the knife in tape and carefully filed down using a Spyderco Doublestuff stone to just knock those crisp edges off a little bit.

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    While still not something you would want to grip tightly, they don't have that bite that they use to, I'll leave the sharp edges to the blades ;)
    G2
     

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