2019 GEC 29 Humpback/Stockyard Whittler Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Well...let's get a thread going shall we?
    I have been looking forward to this pattern since they announced it a while back.
    Some interesting materials they have selected.
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  2. TX Traditional

    TX Traditional

    Feb 7, 2019
    The mock up shows a clip but the schedule says ramfoot. This “what’s happening” picture makes me think it’s a ramfoot/sheepfoot combo but who knows.

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  3. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I'm down for that acrylic with hotdog for sure! :thumbsup:
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  4. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Yeah I'm a little confused by the hallway photo. A ramsfoot/sheepfoot combo would be curious.
  5. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    I'm all about interesting acrylics (and especially snakewood,) but I don't particularly care for a punch, nor a three springed knive. And I surely won't put down the money these will probably cost for a three springed knife WITH a punch.
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  6. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Bring it on! Osage or Tidioute bone would be my choice.

    If I can just go online and buy one, I'll be very pleased. I hope there'll be no lolly-scrambling - I just don't have the time or energy for that.

    Misprint? I assume the ram/lamb picture is in reference to the #93 that just came out. Maybe the sheepfoot on the #29 will be a larger ramfoot.
  7. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I agree... Take away the punch and one of the springs... Or make it a split back.
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  8. RobbW

    RobbW Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    The punch version looks interesting. I like having a punch option.
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  9. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Assuming it has the blade complement shown in the drawings, I think this is a very compelling knife. I agree with @r8shell about not being down for a lollyscramble, but I'll definitely be keeping my eye on them.
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  10. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Since we got adequate numbers on the 97s, we can hope that there will be plenty of these to go around.

    Generally, folks hate the hotdog and acrylic, so I should be able to nab my choice, knock on wood!

    I just noticed there is a M&G SFO! I bet that will be sweet!
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  11. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Clip, sheep, punch is a really nice combination. Sure wish it was on the 53/54 frame, though.
  12. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I wonder how many non-sfo will be made?
    I love that combination, and I have a few Case Stockman with punch instead of spey.
    I wish this was a Whittler configuration, or at least on two springs, but I still want one even with the three springs.
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  13. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    or, keep the punch blade, krink it thereby using one spring for two blades. If needed, GEC could use a second liner and sandwich it like they did with the early #66 Cattle Ropers.

    Three blades - two springs - extra sandwiched liner..
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  14. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    Where is the reference about this being a 3 spring knife?.... I looked at GEC website and didn't see any info on the springs...
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  15. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Hoping the TKC will be micarta. If not I'm going for the ebony.
  16. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Excited for this one with the blade trio in the illustration, the punch is the lure for me:cool::thumbsup:
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  17. Alchemy1

    Alchemy1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    I thought this was going to be a splitback?
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  18. DelOro


    Jan 17, 2016
    Grits w/butter & milk sounds rather tasty! :p

    Plus, I'm looking forward to the punch. :)
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  19. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    While things can (and often do at GEC) change, I had a chance to catch up with Bill in November. He told me then that this would be a three spring knife.
  20. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    Thanks Sabercat....

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