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2020 GEC #33 Conductor Thread

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

  1. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    @BDubbs I sure would love to Get my paws on a Stag to.Gonna have to turn on my #33 Stag radar and get ready for the hunt!
     
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  2. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    941
    Jun 15, 2019
    Definitely exceeded my expectations!
     
  3. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    575
    Aug 9, 2018
    Perfect job of grinding the main blade to fit in the well..... It looks like a crink job, but I don't think it was bent ....... I think GEC uses a CNC grinder which allows all kinds of hi-tech trickery.....
     
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  4. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    nice alliteration.....:thumbsup:
     
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  5. JustinR

    JustinR Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Really loving this new 33. I’m generally a fan of the threaded/pinched bolsters and other Northfield bling but between the bone and this beautiful shield, I can live without the bling.
    the main has great action, but the pen doesn’t snap open like I expect. Hopefully a good flush will fix that.

    I think this pattern is best with a long pull and a coping secondary so this probably won’t kick my ebony model out of my pocket.

    If they could improve one thing it would be to sink the joints like Case does on the 08 frame.

    Looking forward to the stag version.

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  6. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    The mailbox was a happy place today (it's not always :D).

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    As others have stated, these 2020 jigged Tidioute 33s are real gems. The jigging is so rich and the shield is both classy and classic.

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    I've had several 33s in the past (including a couple of great users), but this Tidioute with the coping is the only one that stuck in the permanent collection. She's actually unused to date, but I need to change that.

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    I love a half stop as much as the next guy, but that doesn't mean I don't also appreciate the long, smooth walk of these followed by that "pap!" when it finally closes.

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    One shot of the pile side to appreciate the color and texture of that jigging again. GEC has this stuff DOWN. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    191
    Jul 30, 2012
    That ebony is a real stunner. Correction... that ebony is perfect!!!
     
  8. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    455
    May 25, 2020
    That ebony is what I think of when I hear gentleman’s knife. It’s refined and wouldn’t look out of place in a suit. Shields on both look great, i thought the acorn on an earlier release looked a little “sandwiched” in there.
     
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  9. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    I'd love a good stag, too. But I find hunting stag very difficult. Landing these GECs at all is becoming hard, but the difficulty goes up tremendously when it's stag because of slab variance. I find I usually love stag or hate it. And that makes getting one a real challenge...to the point I often don't try. However, perhaps these 33s will make me gird my loins. Lol.
     
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  10. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    Thanks, @BDubbs. This one is actually buffalo, but I think your point is still the same. And I agree. Additionally, I'm with you, these beg for a centered, long sheild in my opinion.
     
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  11. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    455
    May 25, 2020
    Lol rookie mistake. I appreciate the non-threaded bolsters on that one. If knives were clothes that one would be a tuxedo...probably worn by James Bond while he was seducing the bad guy’s girl.
     
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  12. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    So true my friend and couldn’t agree more especially on the variation of stag. It’s seems if your fortunate enough to be able to pick one out you have pick fast or it’ll get snatched from underneath you :eek:
     
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  13. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Yes that was a Happy mail box no doubt !
    Happy Happy Happy !! :D
    That ebony is sweetness to :thumbsup:
     
  14. RBB2

    RBB2

    166
    Jan 20, 2020
    Hopefully this will make up for my earlier posts about ordering.
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  15. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    455
    May 25, 2020
    Lighting? Yours def seems more amber than others I’ve seen. Very nice.
     
  16. Chief

    Chief Chief Master Sergeant USAF (ret) 1975-2000 Platinum Member

    Nov 15, 1998
    Thanks BF supporting dealer Barry @gunstockjack for the fast shipping!

    MADE IN U.S.A. :) No screws :) Nice bone :) Small enough to hide in pocket :)

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  17. tendog

    tendog Basic Member Basic Member

    102
    Dec 13, 2018
    I received my 33 today and compared it to the 23 whow what a 001.JPG 004.JPG difference ,but I do like it
     
  18. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
  19. RBB2

    RBB2

    166
    Jan 20, 2020
    I'll grab an outdoors pic later, this was in my office under LED, but it appears very light compared to most I'm seeing to me as well, which is fine by me as I was hoping for one on the lighter end of the spectrum!
     
  20. RBB2

    RBB2

    166
    Jan 20, 2020
    Here's a mostly large to small lineup for comparison's sake (some of closely sized ones may be technically out of order).
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