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2020 GEC #19 Little Rattler Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

    667
    Dec 3, 2015
    This #19 is very lightweight as others have mentioned. Here's some comparison pics with a Victorinox Rambler [​IMG]
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  2. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    750
    Jun 8, 2019
    I don't have time to post pics, but im pretty sure it's the same blade as the 62 PC main.
     
  3. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    Looks cozy! Love it :)
     
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  4. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    The scalpers are already here on site...sad. I think I am done with GEC until things get back to some form of normalcy, if ever that happens...
     
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  5. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Free fox in the free henhouse! :D:D:D
     
  6. E40

    E40 Gold Member Gold Member

    725
    Oct 13, 2012
    I like smaller knives for dress carry, not so much for every day. This fits the bill.

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  7. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I've been carrying a GEC #14 single Clip blade for a week or so but today I've got my new #19 with me to see if it's worthy of kicking the #14 out of my pocket for awhile.

    Been carrying it and fiddling with it for about an hour and a half and so far I'm still on the fence. I like it very much but I like that #14 very much too. I don't rotate very often so I'm trying to decide on one or the other.

    I'll have a better perspective at the end of the workday but so far it's a difficult decision.
     
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  8. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    yup- it’s time to remind folks we can live without the next new GEC. As @Onearmbladenut emphasized with his one remaining hand, I’m about to let the free market work.

    I hope folks who get their little rattlers are happy with them, and that they don’t have any regrets.
     
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  9. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    I have a 14 and an 06 wharnecliffe- there’s no contest, imho. As much as I like small utilitarian knives, the 14 offers more blade for a slightly bigger package. The belly on the clip point really let’s you slice things on a surface better.

    small straight edges are secondary blades on bigger knives because they’re useful, but I think it’s instructive about these knives.
     
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  10. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    438
    Apr 9, 2020
    I feel exactly the same way. I’ve had mine for several days and I like it a lot, I just don’t think I love it. I have nothing against it, it’s a very well made knife. It’s just after the newness wears off, I don’t see it replacing my stag 06 for a small carry.
     
  11. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    No Ragrets on mine! :D It arrived yesterday. Pretty much like everyone else's..... 4.5-5.0 pull after flush. Spring slightly proud at half stop, flush at both extremes. Nice little knife. It's already opened and broken down a couple of boxes here at work, on its first day.... rattle on!

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  12. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I looked for quite a while for a two blade #14 with the clip. I had the barlow with the clip but wanted the Boys Knife too.

    Much preferred the clip bladed #14 over the spear points. Most were spear points.
     
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  13. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    ..... well, like Merle said.... "no, it's not love, but it's not bad...." :p
     
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  14. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    438
    Apr 9, 2020
    That’s so true, because I will likely be trying to find a Northfield version to go along with it!:D
     
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  15. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

    667
    Dec 3, 2015
    The red coral micarta looked familiar to me... [​IMG]
     
  16. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    They are making quick work of these Little Rattlers. I am starting to get real curious about what is coming afterwards.

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    First glimpse of the Northfields - Federal shield on the Snakeskin Acrylic.

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  17. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Anyone know if the Kingwoods have dropped yet?
     
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  18. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    They have at at least one dealer but he has already sold out of them.
     
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  19. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Fine picture Madam:cool: But those matte bolsters just make me want to get my strop out and give them a shiner :D The texture of the Micarta looks excellent and like the ball it has that scaly look..

    Makes me desperate for one of those SNAKESKIN acrylics :cool: but I stand no chance over here in Europe, they've dropped and gone before I've even had time to stretch:eek:
     
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  20. Ultiman

    Ultiman Gold Member Gold Member

    72
    Oct 29, 2019
    After having the 19 in hand for a little bit, I think I also prefer the 14 frame. This micarta is quite nice though...
     

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