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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    Careful what you wish for!

    Let me introduce you to Mrs. Goldie Barlow!
    Now she's here, now she's gone (bananas).
    She's a beaut!
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    (I know it's a shabby jobb, but best I could do in little time on tiny phone screen with app I've never used before.)
     
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  2. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    530
    May 21, 2019
    Just got this one off the "Exchange" and I feel lucky to have done so. My favorite. The design, weight, shape, and overall feel - perfect. Sorry for the poor photography - the knife deserves better.
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  3. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    911
    Dec 19, 2016
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    Good luck with this run everyone! It is going to be nigh impossible to get one regardless of how Mike handles the release.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  4. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    844
    Dec 29, 2015
    Well, my nearly 3 year old single clip could use a single spear companion. :cool:

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  5. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut

    176
    Jul 19, 2018
    I saw a photo on the GEC web-sight. Northfield #77 bolsters SFO CollectorKnives.net I clicked onto a posting on CKs reserve. Make sure you get signed up and get ready. I am sure 4 different #77s will be made about 500+ pieces. They will be spoken for in 10 minutes !
     
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  6. HOMER GRIFIN

    HOMER GRIFIN

    148
    Apr 15, 2015
    Well it looks like I won’t get one again for the fourth try. By the time I get the notification it’s too late. But good luck to all
     
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  7. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Because I know this thread is likely going to head in a rather predictable direction, please note the following link and read some of that thread. It is currently locked right now but I am sure if one feels the need to further that flavor of discussion, they could start another one in the GBU.

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/how-should-collector-knives-sell-gec-sfos.1548745/

    Also, for those of you returning to this thread that may not be aware, patience should be exercised due to Mike's difficult family situation currently.

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/mikes-son.1670362/
     
  8. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    800
    May 13, 2019
    Well said my friend.
     
  9. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I can dream right? :)
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  10. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut

    176
    Jul 19, 2018
    My Cocobolo is at the main post office 30 miles away. That #93 will be in my hand tomorrow. If I get a #77 on this run , cool. If not , I aint crying. I just counted 34 GEC knives on my bed. I am trying for the #93 antique autumn Real Rams foot knife next. I just spotted Bloodwood for the Northfield #29. It was supposed to be snakewood.
     
  11. Terdl76

    Terdl76 Gold Member Gold Member

    171
    Apr 6, 2013
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  12. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    Thank you for an interesting and informative read. As someone attempting for first time to partake on the race, I am amazed how much dedication is needed to get just a slight chance to get the knife. Also very eye-opening to get a glimpse of what perils Mr. Latham is going through just to make it as right as possible for customers.

    I cannot but think of H. D. Thoreau quote: "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

    Me, reading all those endless threads on BF, constantly refreshing BF, Ck, gec and more...this is definitely going to be my most expensive knife by far. And to make things worse, I will not even get it despite paying that price. :)

    But hey, I currently have 5 GECs including 2018 #15 TC ancient barlow. And there were times not too long ago when I drooled over GEC knives thinking I will never ever ever be able to get one. I have been blessed. Enough is as good as a feast.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  13. thepapercut

    thepapercut

    56
    Aug 26, 2017
    here’s to hoping
     
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  14. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Yep, not likely to jump on this run. Have my single spear and it is well loved. No room for another.
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  15. thepapercut

    thepapercut

    56
    Aug 26, 2017
    Where did GEC post photos about this? I’m seeing the buzz but not the source (other than CK)
     
  16. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    GEC posted in the "What's Happening" section of their website.

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  17. BigKurtHaze

    BigKurtHaze

    649
    Aug 2, 2015
    Go time.
    :D
     
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  18. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    !!!!!
     
  19. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    481
    May 27, 2016
    Got it. Hopefully it stays got, and there weren’t too many ahead already
     
  20. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Northfield, Single Spear blade, long matchstriker pull, cut swedge, satin finish, no shield, nickel silver long “NF” bolster and liners.

    Variations: Red Sawcut Bone, Amber Sawcut Bone, African Blackwood, Natural Linen Micarta.
     
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