2019 GEC 29 Humpback/Stockyard Whittler Thread

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

  1. WoodManGM


    May 24, 2017
    I didn't notice any blade rap on any of my examples but I'm glad that you brought this up.

    On all three of mine the tip of the main is slightly protuberant when closed. You can easily slice open a fingertip when passing it over this area of the knife. So, I was contemplating filing the kick to make the tip set lower. Based on your experience, this effort would likely induce blade rap where none exists now.
  2. CallMeDave

    CallMeDave Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 16, 2013

    It's not so much that it's protrudes, it's definitely no higher than the tops of the bolsters. It's that the little "well" of the bolsters and the bottom of the center spring that wraps around is large enough for the pad of my finger to easily settle in and catch the tip of the main blade.

    I don't own any other multi-blade traditional folders, but this is a pretty terrible design for something I might be fidgeting with in my pocket.
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  3. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Arrived Friday. Great little hunks of stag on it but I don't know if I'll keep it. Just can't see using it over my Osage; too pretty maybe. Decisions, decisions.

  4. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Just go cut something and patina you'll be committed.
  5. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    Great looking stag!
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  6. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    Just as ships are meant to sail, knives are meant to cut.
  7. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Just think, if you sell it someone else will use it anyway, and you won't get to enjoy it or look at it or nothin'. :(
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  8. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    Like Treebeard said, “Don’t be hasty.”
  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
  10. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    My #29 Grits w/ Butter & Molasses Acrylic doesn't have the backwards "PPP", just normal. I'm sure the ones with it backwards will become collectible amongst a small group.

    My acrylic's clip point tip was the same way. The tip would have been too close to proud for my liking even if it was a single blade, but with the wide blade well and the tip protruding past the tangs of the two other blades it was quite easy to catch a finger on the tip. So much so that I think it was beyond a matter of aesthetic preference and actually would have caused issues in use (when using one of the secondary blades).

    I decided to drop the kick on the clip point some. I didn't really drop it much, it was still close to proud in my humble and picky opinion. But it developed a bunch of blade rap at the belly. I ended up having to sharpen it A BUNCH to remove the blade rap, so much so that the tip has also receded to being a millimeter or two from being equal with the tangs of the two secondaries.

    So really my fault, but yes I had some blade rap but removed it and made the tip not a safety issue anymore.
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  11. hopsbreath


    Apr 3, 2012
    Psst, there’s an online shop with some stag and bloodwood in-stock as of today. The prettiest stag is coming my way, but there’s still a few left to choose. Wasn’t planning on getting one of these...you know how that goes.
  12. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I just received my bloodwood today and wow what a knife


    I have been concerned about GEC’s quality control but this knife is wonderful. Everything is super refined and so well put together. The pull on the main is weak, about a 4, but very smooth. The secondaries are about a 5 and also super smooth and precise. All blades also have a flush spring at half stop - a very nice touch. Definitely a keeper
  13. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I just now received my blood red jigged bone #29 after a non-essential USPS excursion through a neighboring state. The fall colors aren't even out yet, I don't know why it had to go sight-seeing! But man-o-man, what a knife! Easily the best walk and talk of any of my Stockyard Whittlers, with a crisp, solid and snappy action of 5-6 on all three blades. The bone color is deeply saturated and just the right shade for blood. It's interesting how light makes a difference, but look at these two pics. The one on the redwood railing of our deck was with the sun out, and the gray background was just a minute's difference, but with a cloud overhead. The way it looks indoors is somewhere in between, and all look great to me! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: GEC.


  14. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    Yep,it is a great knife. It is the only GEC pattern that I ever wanted two of. That's why I have a Blood Red on the way too.
  15. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I've been carrying mine on and off for the past couple of weeks and like it a lot. Its a winner. I was initially a little disappointed that I missed the maple ones, but the blood red bone is really good looking and the jigging is excellent :thumbsup:
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  16. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
  17. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    seen this?
  18. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 24, 2013
  19. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    One of 12...
    "Great Eastern really surprised me with these. The etching on the blade is really nice and has American Whittler spelled out. Only a dozen of these knives were made, yet they created a custom label for the tubes. They even made a commemorative button. These knives are truly unique offerings resulting from the run of the model 29’s"
  20. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018

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