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

    Dec 30, 2014
    While it would be similar in size I think that the blade arrangement and three backspring construction would be very interesting. Maybe put in a spear main blade.

    Mr Howard if you're reading this :) the pattern number should be 41.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
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  2. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Glad to see this post come back to the front page! The only #29 I was able to grab was one of the M&G models, and I carry it often. A tremendous amount of knife in a very small package. I wish I'd been able to snag one of those coffee acrylic SFOs, such a beautiful knife in the pictures I've seen of those.
  3. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    While the lengths might be similar, the 86's frame is much larger. A 4" 29 wouldn't be as big and beefy as the 86.
    Pics a little blurry, but you get the idea ;)
    29-86-1.JPG 29-86-2.JPG
  4. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    An outstanding knife for its size. I carry the Osage & Stag quite a bit.

  5. sbh06

    sbh06 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    Indeed. I only accounted for closed length in my comparison of the two. That’s good enough to convey the message, thanks.
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  6. jmgruber

    jmgruber Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 27, 2018
    What's the chances of finding one of these? #sogood
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  7. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Post in the want to buy thread you never know!
  8. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    Yes, these are a pretty outstanding effort by GEC. This blade combo is not one often produced by GEC (or any cutlery company, for that matter), so when it came up, I probably erred on the side of buying too many. But I'm glad I did. I think we will look back on these in 5 years as one of the greats.


  9. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    During these covid times, spending to much time alone, pointedly pretending politics don't exist (since I already agree with me), my mind tends to wander in unproductive ways o_O During those times when it turns to knives (;)) and I play the hypothetical, "which knives would you keep if you decided to only keep 5 (or 10)", the 29 always makes the list thumb.gif
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  10. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    The blood wood covered knives are amazing!
    Yep, I would keep a #29.
  11. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Here you can see the differences between a GEC #29 @ 3.60" closed and a Schrade #8041 @ 3.84" closed. Very similar, but not exact frame shapes.


    It's interesting to me that the GEC has a shorter clip main with a longer coping, and the Schrade goes for a longer clip with the shorter coping (my preference).
    A 4" version of either one would just be more of a good thing, IMO.
  12. Crazy Canuck

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

    Nov 24, 2013
    Nice to see this thread pop back up on the first page. Had to pocket mine for today :D

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  13. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Osage Orange with polished wood & bolsters.[​IMG]
  14. CallMeDave

    CallMeDave Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 16, 2013
  15. Sventhelumberjack

    Sventhelumberjack Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2018
    20210408_194832~2.jpg Three 29's and a Black Box Winchester 3904 Made by Queen in 1988.
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