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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. Signalprick

    Signalprick Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Touche'!
     
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  2. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    I have a 79 Workhorse Whittler with three springs. It is obviously thicker than a split-back Whittler or a stockman. However, an advantages of of the three spring layout is that the secondary blades are larger. The secondaries are almost full sized especially when compared to most split-back whittlers or stockman. Hopefully this characteristic carries over to 29 Humpback.
     
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  3. t.willy

    t.willy

    Mar 31, 2016
    I was very pleased to see there was a version of this knife without the punch. I actually think the punch is very handy to have on a knife but my weak fingernails make them almost impossible to open. :confused:o_O :D
     
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  4. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    The M&G variations will be a nice option for some that don't like or can't use the punch. I am curious to see what shields they end up with...the ebony version catches my eye :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    I assume the shield for the M&G version will be the Federal shield. All of their recent models have had that shield.
     
  6. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I'm on Jason's team! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    On the other hand, although Rachel says this is excessive, it looks to me like a do-it-all cattle knife!! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup:;)
    - GT
     
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  7. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Well I can definitely see the butter now :)
    IMG_8929.jpg
     
  8. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    I didn't expect that. Somehow I was imagining just clear with black, it hadn't occurred to me that the brass liners would show through. Sometimes you just cant fully visualize it I guess.
     
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  9. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Not sure if I'm looking at this right, but those don't appear to be very thick for a three spring. Maybe those are still not fully assembled?
     
  10. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    924
    Jan 25, 2004
    If it's just spring on spring on spring, like the Bucks, it won't be much thicker than a normal two spring knife ...
     
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  11. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Correct no liners on these so it won't be much different than two spring with liners.
     
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  12. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Should be a sweet little tank of a knife.
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  13. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Thanks - Didn't see that pic. Does not look too bad. Does not look as thick as my Winchester #3904 whittler.
     
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  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Dang it! :mad:
    You guys are getting me excited. :D
    I have a birthday coming up and I think I know what I'm asking my mommy for...
     
  15. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    It so funny becuase I've been saying for years that the most ideal configuration is a clip, sheep, punch, but GEC never makes it. They made it on the 98 and I tried it, but it was so darn big! If they made that on a #35, man.....I could go to heaven. Why is a punch useless??? I can't tell you how often I'm tempted to prey something (light to medium) with my pocket knife, but I stop...fearing what will happen. With a punch, you can get a lot more frisky without worrying about.

    A wise man once said, "Give me a traditional with a clip, sheep and punch and I can move the world."
     
  16. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    I've basically no experience with linerless knives (or maybe I've never noticed). At least one pro is obvious (a thinner overall package). What are the cons? Are there other pros?
     
  17. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm a zealot for acrylic but can't enthuse about this offering...don't know about butter, more in the style of Catbarf ...:eek::D

    These aren't linerless , they don't have internal spacers/dividers I suppose?

    Lot of people are gong to revel in this pattern, it's legit, different and useful. But not on my manor.
     
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  18. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    I think Neptune acrylic is the best GEC has ever used. After that, this butter/grits may be tied for second with runaway beagle. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Totally serious.
     
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  19. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Yep. I have a Case stockman in this configuration (but with a thin Turkish clip), and the punch is very useful. Perfect for clearing out epoxy tube nozzles, and all manner of messy scraping jobs, leaving the other two blades for clean slicing. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Exactly! :cool::thumbsup:
     
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