2021 GEC #15 Urban Jack Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by wickettedge, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Well, the last couple of days have been interesting. I hadn't the urge to try one of these until I watched Logan Stout's video on the green jigged bone. I really like the green jig bone (I had a 74 in green jig bone once, but sold it like a dummy) and the 15 seems to have better fit, finish, and action overall than the 35s. I decided to try for one on a whim today as one of the dealers had a drop. I didn't have much hope since I've tried there a few times and never had any success--most drops being gone within 30 seconds--but today I got lucky! It took me well over a minute to get through the payment details, and I was expecting to get the "cart error" message, but--lo and behold--I managed to get one before they disappeared. If this one turns out to be good I'll have to decide between it and my cocobolo boys knife. Has anyone else gotten their green jigged bone? Impressions so far?
  2. DavidV81


    Feb 12, 2019
    Sounds like you are having the same problem as me, trouble deciding which ones to keep haha. Do like me and keep them both (micarta in my case). Decide you don’t want one later down the road, trade it for something else :)

    On a side note, my micarta should be here tomorrow, assuming the weather doesn’t delay the delivery.
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  3. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Micarta UJ came today and I’m impressed with the fit and finish and it’s been mentioned before the BRR tool is much more snappy than the one on the #35 and has a solid half stop. Should have the jigged bone later in the week. Looks like I’ll keep it and send this one on to a new home.
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  4. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    I like em. 2020-urban-jack-lo.jpg
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  5. christusvictor

    christusvictor Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 23, 2013
    If loving this knife is wrong, I don't want to be right.


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  6. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
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  7. DavidV81


    Feb 12, 2019

    I’m really liking this knife. The only improvement I wish it had would be a stronger snappier pull on the blade. They did a great job overall. Next purchase for me will be a sepia tc if I’m lucky, just dreading the secondary cost :( That will complete my trifecta for 15’s this round (boys knife, urban jack, sepia tc).
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  8. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Green Spring jigged bone came today and I’m loving it! My micarta has to go so if you know someone who didn’t get one of these shoot me a PM. I’ll let it go for my cost plus PP and shipping fees.
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  9. Viper84

    Viper84 Patina Artist Platinum Member

    Dec 31, 2020
    The spring green jigged bone is my favorite cover from this run, but I don't think this particular knife is something I'd use much. I really hope GEC uses this bone color again on some future runs.
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  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    The lanyard hole is the clincher for me... it just adds so much to the knife. :cool::thumbsup:
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  11. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2020
    I hear you John! Whether I have it in this pouch or my slip, it’s a quick draw type of affair. Game changer from the B&S.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
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  12. Silent H

    Silent H

    Feb 1, 2018
    I would have completely skipped this release if it weren't for the lanyard hole.
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  13. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    This this is great. Bye bye etch! Really snappy too. So much improvement from the Beer and Sausage Knives.
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  14. nickvnlr

    nickvnlr Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 23, 2014
    Well. After a long leisurely trip across the country, my hipster jack finally arrived. I do rather like it and I do love a good OD green canvas micarta. It's only my second #15. The other is the venerated Beer Scout.
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  15. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    It's quirky, to be sure. Still, the fit and finish on this one is really good and the action is better than the cocobolo 15 I had from this year's run. I really like the green jigged bone, too.
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  16. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    These are all looking great. I really like the looks of the green bone :thumbsup:
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  17. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    It has really great color. The jigging has some sharp spots, but those will wear down. The BRR tool is actually snappier than the main blade, believe it or not. They really did good work on improving it based on the criticism of the 35s.
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  18. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I was critical of the B&S knives but I do really like this knife (maybe not the BRR etch).
    I think not being combined with an eating utensil helps.

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
  19. Silent H

    Silent H

    Feb 1, 2018
    The Urban Jack is dog approved! I started combing my dog with it last night and he loved it. He started rolling around so I could comb more of him, and when I put it away he started pawing at my pocket to get it back out.


  20. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    I finally got ahold of one of these, thanks to @tmd_87 for hooking me up. As others have said, the fit and finish is great and the pull on the comb is solid. The only GEC bone I have is sawcut on a couple barlows because typically I like other covers better than the bone. I’ve got to say I really like the jigging and the dye on the this one. The dark parts, the pale parts, the whole package.
    Spring green jigged bone on some spring green grass:
    It fits perfectly in my pocket slip also.
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