GEC 38 English Whittler 2021

Jiki

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Gave the Tintex method a shot, the color is definitely better matched however the lighter slab didn’t seem to take as much color as the other, perhaps there was some
Original issue that didn’t allow it to take dye in the factory in the first place. One issue I found is that the dye stuck to the blade and caused it to pit a bit, thought it was just caked on and tried a magic eraser and flitz, neither could get rid of the marks. All in all I do think it’s an improvement.
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Question for the group... I purchased a “S” knife from a dealer with no obvious flaws. Would GEC designate this to a knife that had slightly different color covers? It’s the only thing that stands out to me.
 
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Gave the Tintex method a shot, the color is definitely better matched however the lighter slab didn’t seem to take as much color as the other, perhaps there was some
Original issue that didn’t allow it to take dye in the factory in the first place. One issue I found is that the dye stuck to the blade and caused it to pit a bit, thought it was just caked on and tried a magic eraser and flitz, neither could get rid of the marks. All in all I do think it’s an improvement.
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Gave the Tintex method a shot, the color is definitely better matched however the lighter slab didn’t seem to take as much color as the other, perhaps there was some
Original issue that didn’t allow it to take dye in the factory in the first place. One issue I found is that the dye stuck to the blade and caused it to pit a bit, thought it was just caked on and tried a magic eraser and flitz, neither could get rid of the marks. All in all I do think it’s an improvement.
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Very unique looking... can’t go wrong with black. Is this a “S” knife?
 

Jon0385

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Gave the Tintex method a shot, the color is definitely better matched however the lighter slab didn’t seem to take as much color as the other, perhaps there was some
Original issue that didn’t allow it to take dye in the factory in the first place. One issue I found is that the dye stuck to the blade and caused it to pit a bit, thought it was just caked on and tried a magic eraser and flitz, neither could get rid of the marks. All in all I do think it’s an improvement.
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Looks good and ready to use if you ask me
 

bbfish

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Very unique looking... can’t go wrong with black. Is this a “S” knife?

Yea this was a store knife. Colors were as mismatched as I could imagine, I'm guessing thats why they gave it the S.
 

waynorth

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After fighting its way through two Post Offices, a Canada Customs office, and well over $20 in taxes (for one knife!!), :rolleyes: I expected there would be blood on the knife!!o_O
But the English (in fact all) whittler(s) got here in one joyous piece each !!:cool:
Great knives; a tribute to the Cutlers!!:)
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WalleyeBob

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After fighting its way through two Post Offices, a Canada Customs office, and well over $20 in taxes (for one knife!!)
Hehe. Me too. I think the best part was the $10 handling fee levied just for the purpose of assessing the tax....
 

EngrSorenson

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Just make sure it's not one of those "discount hips" I've been reading about! 🤣
Good luck! waynorth waynorth !

On an unrelated note: I may have an idea why the spacer in this whittler is sometimes proud.
I wonder if a heavy hand at the belt sander spindle is enough to "spring" the spacer between the divided springs, such that the sand paper doesn't cut divider to size completely?

It's a working theory.
 

Jiki

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Just make sure it's not one of those "discount hips" I've been reading about! 🤣
Good luck! waynorth waynorth !

On an unrelated note: I may have an idea why the spacer in this whittler is sometimes proud.
I wonder if a heavy hand at the belt sander spindle is enough to "spring" the spacer between the divided springs, such that the sand paper doesn't cut divider to size completely?

It's a working theory.
I don't think it's the divider, I think it's the springs. Look in the blade well about where the kick hits the springs. I think that's where the tight spot is.
 

mcc850

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I will add that in my experience the proud spacer has no bearing on the function of the knife.
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Your skills seem to get better by the week. You really do have a gift. The ones that are smoking are my favorites.
 
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