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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
    Just my case. Very happy with those streaks. Pushed me closer to choosing AB. Heck, I will be happy with any variant (if there's no blade play that is :-D ).
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
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  2. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    750
    May 21, 2019
    I have one just like it. One of my favorite knives. Was lucky enough to have purchased it from a member recently.



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  3. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    750
    May 21, 2019
    I have one just like it. One of my favorite knives. Was lucky enough to have purchased it from a member recently.



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  4. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    158
    Jul 30, 2012
    Man, I was really hoping for the deep dark African Blackwood like the old #77's. Oh well...
     
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  5. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Made me reorganize my priority list actually.
     
  6. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    606
    Jun 12, 2018
    Yeah, I think I may be getting AB now.:rolleyes:
     
  7. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I think the red sawcut is gonna be the big winner. What do you guys and gals think?
     
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  8. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    I think that whatever way they choose to make them, ink black or blonde streaks, chamfered or radiused, spear or clip, single or double bladed, some will be more happy than others. So let's just agree we are all going to be happy to some degree.

    Except for those who did not manage to get their name on the list. :p
     
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  9. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    I do agree with you there, theres really not going to be a bad one. Doesn't mean you shouldn't have your own listed preference so when the day comes... :)
     
  10. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    Oh, I dread that day! I hope red saw cut will be gone before it's my turn. Otherwise I might be tempted to get one just because it seems to be sought after.

    In my case, whichever I get, I will be still wondering whether some of the other ones would be more to my liking. You really can't win this game unless getting them all. :eek:
     
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  11. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Wanting the one you think everyone else might want seems......foreign to me.
    I hope everyone wants the Red Sawcut because that is the one I want least.:D
     
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  12. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    It's called 'fear of missing out'.
    Mind starts playing tricks on me suggesting I might be missing out on something I do not get yet.
     
  13. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I want one in some black wood with some blonde streaks!

    Kinda like this....
    IMG_9598.jpg
     
  14. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    178
    Jun 15, 2019
    Having a hard time choosing. I'm thinking maybe the sawcut amber but to be honest even the photos of the Micarta from the last run look great. Anticipation is killing me!
     
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  15. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    after a couple of years of drought, I am in the camp that will be happy with 2 of anything - I like 2 blades too
     
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  16. Fox79

    Fox79 Gold Member Gold Member

    424
    Sep 24, 2017
    I’m leaning toward the AB. I already have two 77’s with the jet black AB so when I saw these I was excited for the variation/streaks. They actually all look good. I think the wood will be a good choice since I’m after 3 of the 92’s all in bone.
     
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  17. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I would go for the AB. Unfortunately I was at a meeting when the reserve went up. They are coming along nicely though.
     
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  18. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    866
    Dec 29, 2015
    The AB and Ebony slabs usually seem lighter to me when the wood is being worked, and the knives are shown in early progress. I think the AB will look great after it's all polished up...even with a bit of brown.

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    And - I'm rootin' for the squared-off butt end! ;)
     
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  19. Jak3

    Jak3

    466
    Sep 6, 2016
    I’m all in for an AB but there was nothing specified on the reserve. How do we know which one we get? Hoping for squared ends and chamfered covers.

    Thank you.
     
  20. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    689
    May 10, 2017
    Think we'll get to choose when they're ready based on order of our reservation. Not quite sure the logistics of how exactly that will be done. I'm in for any, preferably the AB, but they all look good so far to me.
     
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