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2020 GEC #19 Little Rattler Thread

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

  1. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    619
    May 7, 2016
    I agree...still takes up some real estate on the small amount of handle material.
     
  2. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Those sunken pins...ugh! why oh why does GEC do that???????
     
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  3. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
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  4. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Fracking? ;)
     
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  5. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    And why is that center pin so large? It looks like they are using the same sized pins that they use on much larger knives.
     
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  6. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Typical of Eloi-Pernet (still maker of scissors and the like) of Nogent (famous for stainless steels). 1869 was the last year of Napoleon III (le petit, according to Victor Hugo, then exiled in Guernesey :() 1870 was Sedan's defeat and his capture by the Prussians that later led to the 1871 Commune, then the IIIrd Republic. :)
     
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  7. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    It's hard to say what the actual diameter of the center pin is, because it's mushroomed to form the rivet. If I had to guess, there's probably tooling rationales and conveniences, but also the center pin is subject to the most forces of any of the 3 pins that hold a knife together.

    Edit: to be clear, I mean while opening or closing the knife.
     
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  8. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Thank you for the history. It adds so much to what otherwise is just a cool coin knife. The one I have from J.D. Ware has both historical and personal meaning.
     
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  9. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I bought a kingwood on impulse the other day. I’m anxious to try it out.
     
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  10. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I can hear the kingwood calling me and I’m so fighting the temptation!
    It’s a cute little guy and that kingwood is beautiful!!!
     
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  11. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    750
    Jun 8, 2019
    I'm trying to resist the black teal, those look great.
     
  12. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Does anyone know if these are pinchable ?
    I’m guessing because of the small pattern and back spring it’s going to have a pretty strong pull.
     
  13. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    750
    Jun 8, 2019
    Light pull on my micarta, I can definitely pinch it open.
     
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  14. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    438
    Apr 9, 2020
    Yes, they are totally pinchable. The back spring isn’t strong at all. I have the micarta.
     
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  15. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

    667
    Dec 3, 2015
    A very easy to open knife.
     
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  16. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

    99
    Jun 24, 2015
    Very easy to open and very pinchable. Still a very respectable snap on mine though. I like it a lot more than I expected I would!
     
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  17. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Thanks everyone for the replies :)
    That’s great news since I didn’t really want a nail breaker :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

    667
    Dec 3, 2015
    Any of the 19s dropping today?
     
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  19. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    750
    Jun 8, 2019
    Not sure, but you'll find one if you look under enough logs.[​IMG]
     
  20. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Just scored a Smooth white bone.
     
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