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2019 GEC Pemberton Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Hkjay

    Hkjay Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2015
  2. Spencergarden


    May 28, 2016
    Nice, the micartas have started to land! I'm excited to get mine in the mail soon.
    What are your first impressions?
    JB in SC likes this.
  3. biomed

    biomed Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    The blue 06 is a a jewell! It is very tiny compared to most of my other knives, but I realy like it.
    Travman likes this.
  4. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
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    Ratbert, Travman, OklaMoose and 11 others like this.
  5. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Great looking stag. I'm sure it's easy to find it for this small of a pattern.
  6. braket


    Nov 30, 2017
    My micarta 06 arrived today — beautiful knife, but maybe not different enough from my 18 to keep both. If they made one of these small knifes with a clip blade or Zulu spear I would be all over that.
  7. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    They did :) Hard to find though.
    TFBraden, JB in SC, Travman and 2 others like this.
  8. Leebotheblue

    Leebotheblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Man, my wallet gets no rest! My blue bone has been in my watch pocket since it arrived. Nice little thing.
    waverave likes this.
  9. braket


    Nov 30, 2017
    Yeah, I’ve had a saved eBay search on that one forever...
    TLARbb and waverave like this.
  10. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Size comparison of Pemberton to the 18

  11. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    The main reason I'm getting one of these in the single wharncliffe blade is to complete my trio of little GECs with "interchangeable" blades. I have the #22 with the clip and pen and the #18 with spear and little sheepfoot, so this wharncliffe is the last of the blades that are supposedly interchangeable between these small frames.

    I really like all these handle materials, but the tidioute shield just kills the blue for me. It's way too big imho and I don't like the lettering. I think I like the bar shield on the micarta best, but the crest shield is okay also. I like the smooth white bone.
    Stropping Young Lad likes this.
  12. TLARbb

    TLARbb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    Re: Shields
    I think we've degenerated deeply in the depths of nit-picking when we start grousing about shields. you pays your money; that entitles you to a knife; if you don't like the shield they choose, save your money. To me it seems pretty simple, but then again I haven't been upset with any combination they've used so far. I particularly like the Banana shield one the "banana bone" covers.

    Ed J
  13. Kiro

    Kiro Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    It's an internet discussion thread. The epitome of degeneration. I agree that we get nit-picky sometimes (I know I do). But when I have a limited amount of money to apply to the hobby, as most of us do, I am going to be picky about where I put it. A shield can absolutely make or break a purchase for me. As you say, if I don't like it, I can sit it out, and I will. I think it's ok to say something. And, of course, it's ok for you to say what you said. So, moving on...

    The blue pemberton is the first knife I've had with the "Tidioute" shield and I quite like it. But I can see how others wouldn't. Hard to get a proportional shield with script on a knife that small. Maybe that's part of the jigging issue that people have with this knife. It's hard to fit much on that small canvas.
    Ratbert, Travman, Ramrodmb and 2 others like this.
  14. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
  15. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Wow is right...hope I get one of those two :)
  16. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I would guess the cover girls go into a big wooden box in Mr. Howards office, all just piled in bare like pirates treasure.
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  17. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    A mountain of GECs overflowing from the treasure chest lol. I would be willing to guess Mr. Howard has one helluva collection :)
    Old Engineer likes this.
  18. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    That Stag really looks great. I suspect that since it is such a small frame, there will be a lot of great Stag on these guys. Hopefully they have saved some good stuff for the 2-blade versions.
    waverave likes this.
  19. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    My 06 Micarta Pemberton arrived today.... Very nicely done.... Fit and finish is top notch..... 20190204_164809.jpg
  20. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    @L.H.S @TLARbb @Kiro

    I think what sticks in my side about the blue bone was that the 2 blade version’s shield was marked “TBA” on the production schedule, which made me think it’d be something different... or at least different from the single blade. A bar, bow tie, federal, bomb or gimp shield probably would’ve won my monetary vote, but I think I’ll go with the white bone instead.
    Travman and Sabercat like this.

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