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2019 GEC 93 Ram's Foot and Waynorth Cutlery Real Lambfoot Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Yes !!!! I was until I noticed that the Northfields had Long Pulls . I try to only collect Northfields . I am pretty sure that a Tidioute could be modified into a Lambfoot . The hard part would be the Nail Nick .

    Harry
     
  2. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Great pictures Dylan . Mine are on the way , and in Cincinnati right now, and I am getting very anxious after seeing yours my friend .

    Harry
     
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  3. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    976
    May 9, 2018
    My 2nd #93 came in today.
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  4. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    :);):):thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Very nicely done Sir !!

    Harry
     
  5. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Really like the Northfields, that swedge makes all the difference.


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  6. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thank you, Dwight and Harry.

    Honestly, I feel this is one of the better runs of 2019 from GEC. I know not everyone cares for a straight edged blade and that can be a bit off-putting. I also know that this run did not have a large number of SFOs that accompanied it. However, it brought with it one of Charlie's greatest SFOs (in my opinion), good sensible cover options, and a consistency in craftsmanship that has had a tendency to be absent in previous runs.

    I wanted to touch on some things that I really appreciated about these knives.
    • The most recent run of 78s exhibited perfection when it came to their pulls and their actions. Since then, each run after has not been the same. These 93s change that. Their pulls are perfect, the walk-n-talk is just stellar. When it comes to my preferences, GEC hit all the right marks on this run. I admire the consistency, especially between the Lambsfoot and the Ramsfoot variants.
    • The blades are just simply a treat. The consistently thin grinds make for such excellent cutting knives, each and every one of them will be a joy to use and maintain. The fact that the tips are nestled deeply within the well, especially the Ramsfoot blades, shows that there is a LOT of life in these knives.
    • I have been admiring the 47 frame from afar for quite some time. Not knowing when GEC would do another run on that pattern, I was thrilled to see the 93 become part of the lineup. As a big fan of the Swayback pattern, I knew I was going to end up with more than one or two.
    Overall, these are just superb working knives. I am well acquainted with the virtues of the Lambsfoot blade already and I am thrilled that this particular SFO of Charlie's likely means that a considerable number of other folks are now able to experience the same.

    Now that it is over, I think I will be taking a bit of a break. The 29s are on the horizon, an intriguing pattern, but one I am apt to maybe only acquire one of.

    My tidy lineup as it stands at this time.

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  7. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    @Pàdruig Nice bunch there Dylan. How does the walk and talk on your Oily Creek compare to the other Rams? The OC I had briefly was a bit lazy on the snap close. Made me wonder if the micarta's were that way too.
     
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  8. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Nice shot!
     
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  9. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    I know you didn't ask me, but my OC is the easiest to open. I don't mean super easy or light, just easier than the others. It does snap closed fine though (and open position).
     
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  10. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Favorite out of all of them?
     
  11. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thank you, fellas!

    Mark, that is a great question.

    Using the 78s as an example again, the Tidioutes have an ever so slightly lighter pull than the Northfields do. I find that to be the case with these 93s as well. I didn't find the Oily Creek to be lazy but its pull is a hair lighter than that of my Coco and Jigged Bone. I rate it similar to that of my Jigged Bone Lambsfoot and a bit lighter than the Ebony.

    Also for comparison, these are considerably firmer, in their pulls and action, than the 97s and 82s from the recent runs.
     
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  12. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    A great gathering of #93s, Dylan, and I agree they are nicely constructed knives!
     
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  13. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Another great question.

    In a sense, it is almost comparing apples to oranges. When it comes to aesthetics, the Ebony and Cocobolo take the cake for me. They are just exquisite.

    Lambsfoot in use is a more versatile knife to me, so those two in particular are my favorites out of the run with the Jigged Bone becoming my daily user. Out of the Ramsfoot though, the Oily Creek is a bit of a dark horse to me. I like it way more than I thought I would. It isn't flashy or particularly good looking, but it feels amazing in the hand and I expect to be a superb working knife.

    I am not sure if that answers your question all that well but hopefully it conveys my thoughts a bit further on them.
     
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  14. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    362
    Dec 2, 2017
    "Coco", inspired by the nautical theme that blades similar to his have been used for, decided to go to the local marina to pose for photos. Sometimes I think "Coco" is a bit vain LOL :)
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  15. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    IMG_20190716_080151.jpg Forgot to post here...keeping my ebony as my "dress up" fancy knife. I have been carrying this Jigged no e almost everyday since I received it.
     
  16. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    That is indeed a Tidy Line-up my friend .

    Harry
     
  17. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    795
    May 13, 2019
    I have found it really interesting that everyone who has managed to get an oily bone scale knife, have all said how good it feels in the hand. I reckon one of the joys of a traditional knife is how it feels in the hand, and these obviously tick all the boxes.
     
  18. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    When I first saw mine I loved how it looked as far as character, etc. But when I turned it looking down I thought "oh no!" Then I opened the bade and grabbed it and thought "huh, who knew"! Never would gave thought on this type of knife.
     
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  19. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    362
    Dec 2, 2017
    What angle would you use on the Ram when it comes time for a touch up sharpening?
    I have the Spyderco sharpmaker rod system,
    Ty
     
  20. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    345
    Oct 28, 2010
    I recommend the 30° angle and forget about a micro bevel.
     
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