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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. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    642
    May 13, 2019
    I emailed GEC and asked them the same Question. Answer came back- we cannot tell you, we sharpen all our knives by hand, we recommend keeping the angle as fine as possible. So i think 30 degrees inclusive should be fine. When i have to sharpen my latest purchase, i am going to mark the edge and try 15deg. per side. I asked them because i have just received my first GEC and did not want to stuff up the edge, wanted to keep it factory angle.
     
  2. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    329
    Oct 28, 2010
    I think 30° inclusive is good. I’ve seen videos of GEC sharpening new knives and they don’t measure but it certainly is not a steep angle. I use the 30° setting with my Sharpmaker.
     
  3. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
  4. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Love it, Harvey!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
  6. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Keep in mind, the factory angle is not necessarily the right angle for what the knife will be used for.
     
  7. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Folks who want to maintain the factory angle aren't necessarily interested in that Ed.
     
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  8. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I know that Christian but it's still something to keep in mind for the average knife using guy or gal.
     
  9. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Oh I agree. But the problem is that the "average knife" using guy or gal likely won't bother with tailoring a knife's edge with its intended use. From what I see those folks don't even bother to learn to sharpen.
     
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  10. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    642
    May 13, 2019
    That is a broad brush comment!!!:thumbsdown:
     
  11. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you kindly, Mark.
     
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  12. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    No chance for pix now as it's late. But a fine Coco arrived today thanks to very kind help from @traumkommode in getting hold of one fo me in the frenzy in the USA ;):thumbsup:

    Really beautiful finish and lustre on the wood, it's also nice to think that if it get's used it may darken, some Coco presents near Ebony. These knives seem to have a lot in common with a type of Swell End knife that was common in England in the c19th with a large Sheepfoot or Rope type blade. What Dickens referred to in 'Great Expectations' as a Clasp Knife:cool:
     
  13. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    My cocobolo Should be here tomorrow!:D
     
  14. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    642
    May 13, 2019
    I agree, and that is a good observation. The new GEC is the first i have owned, and it has the correct angle from the factory for what i will be using it for, so just want to maintain that angle, but your point is a valid one and appreciated, thanks.
     
  15. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    The edge on these is really fine,
    Careful. Everybody knows sprinkles are terrible for a blade.

    Nice shot.
     
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  16. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    My Ram Foot arrived today, such a nice knife:cool::thumbsup:
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  17. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    642
    May 13, 2019
    Good on ya'. I really do like these, so enjoy yours mate.
     
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  18. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    That certainly is a very nice looking knife my friend . I am getting anxious for mine to get here . They are the surprise of the 93's IMO . Is the " 'THE ORIGINAL RAM FOOT " an Etching or a Stamping ???

    Harry
     
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  19. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Thanks Harry, I really like the shield and it's placement:thumbsup: and it is an etch. Hi to Nanc:thumbsup:
     
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  20. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Wow that’s nice ! What great looking covers to and I’m really liking that shield and it’s placement:thumbsup:
     

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