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2020 GEC #33 Conductor Thread

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

  1. RBB2


    Jan 20, 2020
    It's pretty overcast today, but here's a quick outdoor pic:
  2. Spaten

    Spaten Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    This beauty just arrived from CK. :)
  3. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Yours is gorgeous Chief! I just opened mine and it’s not as dark as some of the others I’ve been seeing. I’m honestly a bit disappointed. I was really hoping for a dark version like yours. Oh well, you can’t win them all I guess.
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  4. rbeggs

    rbeggs Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2013
    Wow that 92 is exceptional.
  5. Chief

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

    Nov 15, 1998
    @Pgg365247 don't be disappointed, let's see some pics! I prefer more shades from light tan around the edges to dark brown in the valleys rather than mostly all dark like mine. Agree, can't win them all! (but happy to get one)
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  6. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2020
    Lol, was thinking the same thing about the 56 pheasant. Great collection of patterns and handle materials.
  7. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Well....mine should arrive tomorrow (fingers crossed), and if mine is dark, perhaps we can work out a trade.... I really like the lighter shades, myself... :)
    One like RBB2's would be perfect for me...
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  8. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Mine is very similar to RBB2’s. I would absolutely be open to a trade. I will say the F&F on these is impressive. I’ll work on getting some pictures up tomorrow. It was a dreary day and I’m not a great photographer. I’ll do my best to get some good snaps up in the morning.
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  9. RBB2


    Jan 20, 2020
    I was going to suggest you guys share pics and consider a trade, sounds like it may be a win-win!
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  10. RBB2


    Jan 20, 2020
    Thanks very much, gentlemen! I left out a few of my collection that duplicate frame size for that photo, but I definitely appreciate the compliments. It was a bit intimidating for a relative new guy to see some of the collections posted recently over in the general GEC thread.

    There are a few in that photo I'm especially happy to have acquired! The 92 I saw and simply had to have it, I think it's gorgeous! So far I haven't been able to bring myself to use it, just look at and fondle. I think it's the prettiest knife I've ever seen. The Black Jack is my current every day knife; I find it to be a Goldilocks size for pocket carry. Before that was the Ancient Barlow, which I appreciate for its super-extra-nostalgia (and very slicey blade).

    The new 33 hasn't seen but a bit of use today, but it's been riding in my watch pocket since I opened it and I'm really liking it so far. It reminds me of my grandpa - he always had a skinny clip/pen knife, though I don't know what make or pattern. Something with wooden handles and a slightly curved (not serpentine) frame, if memory serves. Maybe a Buck 309, from doing some image searching just now, or at lest something very similar. I can still picture him, before we had to go to bed, sitting at the kitchen table working his knife on a waterstone, and testing its edge on the day's newspaper.
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  11. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Apologies up front for my poor photos. We have another overcast rainy day here and my basement knife workstation doesn’t have good lighting. I have to say GEC really outdid themselves with the F&F on this run of #33’s. I’m hoping to grab a stag as well if luck will have it.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  12. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Nice little knife! Very pleased with the size of the clip main.

  13. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Love the color and jigging on that one. You’ve got a real looker.
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  14. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Looks like the stag is coming soon. Just paid my invoice for one and with post pics when I have it. :)
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  15. Pjake

    Pjake Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2011
    Great pattern...mine was a butter knife...and full of grit...NO snap at all...had to completely flush out and sharpen. Never had to do this with a GEC. All is fine now, but wow..disappointed.
  16. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I got my Tidioute #33 in yesterday’s mail. I’m very pleased with the overall fit and finish. The blades don’t touch each other or the liners. It’s amazing how they do it. The pull on both blades is a six and smooth straight from the tube. This is my first #33. I’m not really a small knife kind of guy, but I really appreciate this clip blade. It’s definitely big enough to get the job done. I can see this being a dandy watch pocket knife. Here’s a few photos. :) :thumbsup:



  17. Nebrasketball

    Nebrasketball Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2019
    I got mine last night. Beautifully executed knife. The jigging and dye on the scales is really well done. I’m just not sure if this is one I’m going to end up keeping. It’s just a bit small for me. I think I’m more of a 62 pattern guy.
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  18. Barbarosa99

    Barbarosa99 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2009
    I have a 23 LL in Micarta I am going to put on the trade forum if anyone is interested for a 33 jigged bone
  19. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Thank you, Brent. To me they're all lookers on this run! :thumbsup::cool:
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  20. Ultiman

    Ultiman Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    Apparently my pic is too large to upload, but the jigging on it is quite nice. I love the symmetry of this pattern and shield. The clip point blade is just a touch proud, but I don't expect it to really catch on anything.
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