2019 GEC 29 Humpback/Stockyard Whittler Thread

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

  1. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    This pattern closely echos a black box Winchester 3 spring knife. I’m wonder if that was the inspiration.
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  2. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Colin, I'm pretty sure you are correct, as Bill was at Queen when those were made, and the two patterns are almost identical, even down to the three springs. The Winchester black box was #3904, and had spey and pen secondaries with a clip main.
  3. jrawk


    Jul 14, 2014
    I forget about the three springs on this pattern. Poop. Let's hope those M&Gs are uniquely different.
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  4. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    I am predicting that there will be NO scrambling on these. It seems that would make sense to have a larger ramfoot on this 29.
  5. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    I think you're both spot on. There was also an older 3 spring Henry Sears that may have been an influence on the Winchester and now the 29. I believe it had a spear main with spey and punch secondaries.

    Found a photo of the Henry Sears. Not my knife nor my photo.
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  6. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Snakewood it is - for me
  7. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    I like the sound of a new coffeehouse acrylic.
  8. Magizm7

    Magizm7 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2017
    Is it not a picture of two Rams?
  9. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I'm new to GEC so forgive a newbie question....

    By the looks of the drawings...does this mean the 29 will be offered in 2-blade and 2 blade + punch options?

    I like the 2 blade option. But at 3 1/2 inches ....a bit small for my tastes.
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  10. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm interested in what the acrylic will look like:) If only they could do Butter&Molasses though:cool:

    But, the pattern itself doesn't interest me very much.
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  11. biglmbass


    Jan 26, 2005
    Got no issue with 3 springs, but I have no interest in the punch
  12. biglmbass


    Jan 26, 2005
    They've used it before on the clip blade 85s. Maybe elsewhere too, but for sure on the 85
  13. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Yup, that’s the one! I have a somewhat substantial BB collection, but that’s one I don’t have.

    That’s even closer, well done my friend. I like the blade/punch combination better. The BB Winchesters suffered from blade redundancy, in my opinion.
  14. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Agreed. Three springs will make it a bit of a brick.
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  15. knife_fan

    knife_fan Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2012
    I'm hoping the mention of a Rams foot blade is a mistake.
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  16. L.H.S


    Jan 1, 2013
    I hoped...

    Yep, I'm sure Bill was inspired by his previous work.

    I like punches, but I just don't think I can get behind a 3 spring knife with blades that look as short as these.
  17. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    It may not. The modern case 6347 has three springs and is pretty much the same width and heft as most other more recently made 3 7/8" to 4" stockmans.

    This is a fairly interesting pattern, and is a pattern that's not often seen in this day and age. A vintage knife of a similar pattern will usually get attention and be rather desirable. Vintage three spring three bladed knives are also fairly desirable, and are not really common. GEC has made a lot of whittlers so I think three spring is a good step for them and I'm looking forward to the final product. I may even pick one up. It's a neat pattern that would be good to collect, but it also has good blade selection to be a very useful tool.
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  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Here is a Winchester #3904 for comparison.

  19. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Yes. Now to choose if I want an osage or jigged bone brick.
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  20. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I really think the "brick" characterization of the three-spring knife is inaccurate. Krinked blades often have an extra catch bit or liner, usually made of brass, which is heavy. The three springs are almost always thinner than if it only had two, so there is very little additional width or weight. Straight blades contribute to more precise cutting over krinked blades, and often have less rub. They do circumvent some of the cutlers' art, but are really a joy to use. I think both two and three-spring knives have their place.

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