2019 GEC 86 Oil Field Jack and Forum Knife Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
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  2. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    excellent, and I had a blade deleted! should put that baby around 2.9-3.0 oz
     
  3. g123

    g123

    293
    Oct 25, 2009
    I guess I have a heavy one. The digital food scale at home said 4.2 ounces, the postal scale at work said 4.3 ounces
     
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    It just goes to show you that there will be a range of numbers. I have a number of digital thermometers and they all read a little different temperatures indoors and they are all supposed to be "accurate". Maybe the jigged bone scales are just heavier? I will have to check it on my old style postal meter (probably an antique) to see if mine shows over 4 ounces.
     
  5. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Great Photo.:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  6. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2016
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    Well done Barry! @gunstockjack

    And I think your etch is the best I have seen yet.

    Everyone who commented about the affect sunlight has on this knife is correct. It cannot be photographed, but looks sort of electric.

    FYI, for those concerned about weight, the wood version seems much lighter to me than the bone.

    Thanks @Captvideo for a fair sale.
     
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  7. g123

    g123

    293
    Oct 25, 2009
    I love the #86 pattern, the weight is not an issue.
     
  8. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Jack, who's deleting your blade? I've been thinking about doing one myself, and then using 3/32" pin stock to see if the pull will firm up at all.
     
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  9. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    @jsdistin did the mod, unfortunately the storm Ezkiel held back its delivery which was suppose to be today. I believe itll arrive tomorrow.
     
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  10. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Cool, looking forward to seeing how it turned out.
     
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  11. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Jack's and mine headed to the same locale, mine arrived back today and I am totally impressed:thumbsup: I love the transformation, don't get me wrong, I love the stock two blade was well. The pinchability is a plus on the single blade and is obviously different "in pocket". Rock solid and centered blade along with factory like finish:cool:Very very pleased with the craftsmanship jsdistin executed on the blade delete. Thank you!!!
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  12. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    that is a beaut! unfortunately, the storm threw mine off. Im almost tempted to buy his other blade deleted 86 :D
     
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  13. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Thanks Jack, I love the single blade. He does flawless work, you'll be pleased:thumbsup:
     
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  14. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    cant wait to get my grubby hands on the thing!
     
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  15. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2018
    That mod to one blade looks great Paul, nice work @jsdistin
     
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  16. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    He aced it! Whew, sure is tempting me to do that to the bloodwood. Or the canvas and then polish it, possibly with domed brass pins just to be weird and tactile.
     
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  17. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    or since its so heavy, go carbon fiber rescale!!!
     
  18. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 27, 2016
    Thanks guys I appreciate the kind words. I hope yours does come soon Jack, I think you’ll be pleased, I reused the original pins I could which included both the center pins so the walk and talk is near identical.

    The pins on these are the tightest I’ve seen so far, I don’t think you’d be able to do much without drilling out the holes and that probably wouldn’t do anything anyway and the one time I tried the bit bound up in th spring and broke off and heated the spring enough to blue it.
     
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  19. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Now I'm verging on territory for the Modified Traditionals thread, but I've done a 15 recover and a 66 blade delete, and I had purchased 3/32" pin stock. On one knife, I turned the pins down to fit, and the pull weight was the same or lighter. On the other, I drilled the holes up to accept 3/32". It was tight, had to tap it in, but that's kinda the point with this kind of pivot. The pull weight was the same, just as snappy. So are you saying that these 86s are already using 3/32" pins? Or that they're using the smaller pin size?

    My entire motivation behind the larger pin is, to bring it back around to the 86 - I want a stouter pull. I've asked several people about pull weights when reassembling, and they state that smaller pins would lighten the pull, larger pins would weight it. Makes sense from a torque perspective - you have the same length lever now responsible for turning a wider radius. I would have been head over heals for these 86s, but I wanted a firm pull that matched the spirit of the knife. Heck, maybe even a bored out 1/8" pivot pin.
     
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  20. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    thanks! should be in tomorrow according to the tracker!
     

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