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GEC #35 Churchill Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pàdruig, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Surprisingly, the only thread I could find specifically about the 68 White Owl only has 11 posts and no pictures. What the heck is up with that!? There's gotta be one somewhere.
  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks Rick! I found two that have been decimated by the photoshop fiasco!! I'll wait a little longer, then maybe start a new one - unless someone beats me to it!!:rolleyes: (fine with me!)
  3. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I dunno, Charlie. I’m going to stick with my instincts here. ;)
  4. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Yikes!! Makes you wonder what you're eating, don't it?!:(
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  5. Alchemy1

    Alchemy1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    A 68 is on my wanted list. I’d love to see another run.
  6. Dean51


    Aug 30, 2014
    I was late discovering the 68's and missed the Buckaroo and White Owl.
    The 68 Buckaroo or a White Owl with a sheepsfoot has been on my wish list since 2013.
    Now that I have a pair of 35's I've taken the 68's off my wish list.
    The extra 1/4 inch fits better in hand, plus the blade combination I've been looking for.
    I am going to pass on the next run of 68's.
    Maybe I'll look at a Buckaroo ;)
  7. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I don't think they ever made the #66 or #68 with a sheepfoot in a jack or pen configuration, only the stockman 3-blades.
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  8. Dean51


    Aug 30, 2014
    They didn't but I can dream, :).
    I was just wishing on the next run.
  9. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    My Black Ebony Arrived and my plan was to make it a user but I like it so much it might be a tube queen and fondler lol .
    Super black Matching Ebony covers.
    Nice snap on both blades and fit and finish is really nice on this one.
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  10. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Nice score on that Ebony. I recently got one myself and it has the best snap on both blades among the four Churchills I've acquired so far. Snap is on par with what I'm used to seeing from GEC in the past although it's not a nailbreaker.
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  11. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Thanks !
    Couldn't agree more it really does have a nice snap and to me the perfect pull :thumbsup:
    Really looking forward to the Yellow Rose addition to arrive in a day or so.
  12. BuckShack


    Jul 19, 2015
    I'm finding it interesting who buys which ones and in what order. Also how long it takes before breaking down to buy another one.

    My Stag should be here in a day or two, joining my Yellow Rose.
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  13. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    LOL. I've got number five on the way. Took me all of 4 days to break down.
  14. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Finally getting a chance to post some photos of my three #35's. Being a huge fan of single spring two blade knives these are destined to become some of my favorites. :D
    L.H.S, Ratbert, Old Engineer and 8 others like this.
  15. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I just tried to head off to work, and leave my ebony Churchill behind. Couldn't do it!

    I'll just carry 3 knives today. Not weird at all.

    I know I'll probably end up with the CC bone and maroon micarta. I have been hit by regret with GEC buying before, and have started taking pains to avoid future disappointment. Smiley face.

    Plus, as long as I don't have as many as Railsplitter, I figure I have "the sickness" under control, haha, winkey face.
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  16. redsparrow


    Oct 3, 2014
    The jet black ebony I just received also has near perfect pull and good snap on both blades.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Great size, useful blade combo, super looks, what's not to like? ;)
    Fast becoming one of my favorite GEC patterns, couldn't be happier!

  17. MBeckett

    MBeckett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2017
    My ebony arrived yesterday, and I absolutely love this knife. Its the perfect size and blade combination. The blades don't rub on mine, nestled into their positions with precision. The snap on these is pretty darn good. The ebony has a decent amount of brown showing through, which I don't mind. It does, however, have me trying to justify ordering another to try and get one that is jet black, as others have said they are.

    And I've heard much mention about the name, Churchill, in relation to the cigar shape, but what of the man himself? A stout underdog, up to the task at hand. A very fitting name indeed. The whole package conjures up images and feelings of nostalgia and history.

    I'm very happy with this, and will try to get some good pictures. My only wish for anything different (and this is very minor), would be to replace the nickel with steel. Sometimes the nickel has a yellowish tint to it that I don't care for. Also, it would be nice for patina to develop on the bolsters to match the blades. All in all, I hope they do another run.
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  18. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    There are a few dealers that provide individual pics so that you can see both sides of the actual knife before buying. I did that with my Ebony Churchill and it worked out great.
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  19. MBeckett

    MBeckett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2017
    I bought from such a dealer. The brow is very subtle, and it's possible it didn't pick up in the photographs, or I just missed it. Don't get me wrong, I love it.
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  20. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Being able to see each one before purchase is good. But generally those that can show each one have a limited stock, as they order a handful as opposed to a few dozen. An equally good idea is to just put in the order notes that you want a pitch black one - fill or kill. That way your pick will come from a larger sampling and an eye seeing it in hand.

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