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2020 GEC #33 Conductor Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. TraditionalMedicinal

    TraditionalMedicinal Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2020
    really nice photos! (that durians some pretty staunchy stuff :confused:)
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  2. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Sorry about the etiquette breach guys
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    back on topic...:)
    Has anyone done a comparison pic of the 33 beside a Case half-whittler? I think the Case is 1/4" shorter, but it would be interesting to see the overall "bulk" comparison shot.

    sorry for the added edit.... the original Case was a single spring, and is very slender... the new version is a two spring, and is more substantial feeling in hand. It would be good to see pics of both, but if nobody has those, I'll try to do a comparison shot whenever my 33 arrives.... Saturday?

    Here are the two different Case versions....

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
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  4. flylock

    flylock Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2004
    I really love the pulls on this conductor, just smidge stronger than this 14 and way lighter that the 23L. here's a comparison pics of the newest knives with some old friends.

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  5. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2020
    Sorry for the durian detour. My bad. Looking at the case leads to the shield on antler question. Has GEC stopped doing it completely and does anyone know why? I thought I read that it was a difficult to do but they didn’t elaborate on why. All I could think was maybe due to the surface variants on each piece of antler?
  6. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I was afraid this was going to happen!
    I like this 33 so much now I want another and man I love this shield to !! Beautiful Carmel colors on the covers and well matched on both sides. Gec did a wonderful job on this pattern.
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  7. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2020
    lol, two is one, one is none.
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  8. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    lol Or one for all or maybe none :eek::D and two for me and maybe you :p
  9. rpstrimple

    rpstrimple Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Wow, that EO empire is nice! I have an old swell center empire that I love. Hard to find em in good shape anymore it seems.
  10. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    the real question is "Who's on first?..."
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  11. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Just beautiful!
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  12. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    Think you nailed it . Thought I read that Bill got stuck inletting and that was it . I don’t particularly like a bad inlet job but prefer shield if it’s consistent like bone .
  13. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Thanks Brother ! They are such nice knives to:thumbsup:
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  14. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Who is :D
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  15. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    I wasn’t planning on getting one of these — the preview image didn’t really excite me — but when I saw the in-production photos and then the finished product, I was sold! :D I’m glad I was able to get ahold of one, this thing is awesome! Feels really nice in hand, not too small, the pulls are nice, and the overall quality is top-notch GEC. (Even the factory edges are good, and you’ll rarely find me saying that about a GEC knife!)

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  16. urbantrapper


    Dec 13, 2018
    I am having trouble finding a place to purchase this pattern. Wondering if the main run isnt out yet or everyones getting sfos or what.
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  17. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    This one showed up today. I was worried about the size but it feels great in hand and as others have mentioned, the clip blade is as long as it could possibly be. Really nice snap on both blades, nice solid 5+pull. The secondary is a bit stiff but will likely loosen up some with oiling and use. I'll carry it the next few days to get a better feel for it. Glad I changed my mind and was able to get one.
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  18. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Valid point about the Half-Whittler. Can't post pix as it's after midnight here and indoor light is no good for that. I have a Crandall single-spring, v.slim knife, also one in Stag but it's thicker due to the antler, plus a contemporary two spring version.

    A fine Penknife type pattern (well the 1 spring is a Pen but..) but it feels considerably smaller than the GEC 33 even though its dimensions are just a question of mms, but as we know, on Traditionals small amounts mean a lot in how a knife handles. The Conductor outclasses the CASE in blade length, cutting edge and breadth. the CASE uses, I suspect, the same blade as on the Yellow D Penknife .

    Seems to me that the Stag Conductor will probably offer even more thickness in handle slabs (will vary from slab pairs) and this is always a beneficial aspect when considering the smaller framed patterns. Decided I'd like to get a Stag but landing one in current waters looks dicey ;)
  19. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Aren’t these just beautiful! Gec did a phenomenal job on the jigging also along with those beautiful Carmel colors.
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  20. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2020
    No SFOs on this one 400 bone and 400 stag I believe. We've already been called onto the carpet for talking too much about the purchasing process. Shoot me an email if you want to talk about it offline.

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