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2019 GEC 29 Humpback/Stockyard Whittler Thread

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

  1. Tx308

    Tx308 Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Dec 30, 2014
    Thank you for your condolences.
    A 29 has been in my pocket everyday since I got my first one. It gets paired with other random daily carries but a 29 is always the foundation.
     
  2. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    May 10, 2017
    Sorry to hear about your sister, that's a tough loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

    What do you mean about the snakewood being a prototype? I thought the snakewood was supposed to be a whole batch, but was split to be half bloodwood due to some issues. Sorry if I'm remembering that wrong, it's been a while since those came out. I only ask because I also have a snakewood that I picked up during that drop, and I've put it to good use! Nice collection of 29s, by the way, it's a great pattern.
     
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  3. Tx308

    Tx308 Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Dec 30, 2014
    Thank you for the condolences.

    Your correct the run was split roughly 50/50 between snakewood and bloodwood. The one I picked up is the prototype snakewood, I don't have a picture of the etch handy but will try to add one tomorrow. Life was busy when the snakewoods dropped and I was lucky to get the prototype at one of the dealers. If I'm wrong someone correct me please but I am under the impression that GEC makes only one prototype of each of the different handle types.
     
  4. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    May 10, 2017
    Ah, thanks, I wasn't aware there was a prototype of each one. Which is not surprising, I'm not aware of a lot of things! :D That's cool that you picked that one up. I felt pretty lucky to grab one of the snakes, they turned out great. I probably should have grabbed one of the bloodwoods as well.
     
  5. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    196
    Apr 30, 2019
    Sorry to hear about your loss. It must be tough to lose a sibling, so thoughts and prayers with your family.
     
  6. Tx308

    Tx308 Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Dec 30, 2014
    Thank you for your condolences. I don't think it has hit yet as after it happened I had to help our mom not to fall into terminal grief. Mom's doing much much better now but my brother and I were extremely worried grief would take her, she didn't eat for 16 days and at 83 years old that could have turned out a lot worse.
     
  7. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Main blade just long enough for a snack ;)

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  8. HotGuts

    HotGuts

    149
    Apr 1, 2016
    This is still my favourite release from 2019. Here is my Burnt Sienna.
    Was there a Copperhead Jigged bone version of the Stockyard that I missed? I see it's coming up on a dealer's site.
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  9. Fox79

    Fox79 Gold Member Gold Member

    534
    Sep 24, 2017
    The 29 stockyard whittlers have all been produced. No more are coming. Sometimes GEC changes the color options of upcoming bone or even during production if the dying process for the bone doesn’t yield the color they wanted.

    GEC should have a pic of each 29 produced on their site with the name of the color.
     
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  10. HotGuts

    HotGuts

    149
    Apr 1, 2016
    They should, but they don't. Try and find a picture for the Blood Red Jigged Bone one there on their site, and it was one of the more common cover choices. I've seen them make up knives from left over materials they have kicking around, and I see that a Copperhead Bone is listed as coming up on a site. I thought maybe someone here had some inside information on what it was all about.
     
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  11. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    They were originally going to be Copperhead and that changed to Blood Red for some reason. They never did do Copperhead jigged bone for the #29.
     
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  12. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Probably in the top 3 for my favorite patterns.
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    Check out the Texas Ranger. Thanks for the perfect trade, @Tigerden!!!
     
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  13. sbh06

    sbh06 Gold Member Gold Member

    785
    Dec 5, 2015
    Agree. Didn’t get into traditionals before the GEC version sold out but I did manage to score a jigged bone Texas Ranger before they sold out. That one is my second favorite after my oily creek bone 93.
     
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  14. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    A LOT of knife in a small package!
     
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  15. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
  16. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    510
    Apr 4, 2017
    I purchased two from Mike at CK this one and a stag. Sold the stag because the scales were not the best looking. Glad I held onto this one.
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  17. Tx308

    Tx308 Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Dec 30, 2014
    Wonder how a 4" version would go over with the community?
     
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  18. Sventhelumberjack

    Sventhelumberjack Gold Member Gold Member

    27
    Dec 18, 2018
    YES PLEASE! A 4" version would be so great!
     
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  19. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I have several 4" inch stockmans. I find myself carrying the 29 far more than any of them. Not saying they shouldn't make a 4 incher, but the 29 is darn near perfect the way it is ;)
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  20. sbh06

    sbh06 Gold Member Gold Member

    785
    Dec 5, 2015
    For the most part, wouldn’t that be an Oil Field Jack (86) minus the awl? Little shorter than 4” but not by much.
     

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