GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

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

  1. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    The amber sawcuts look great. I can’t help but think how they would look in an all steel version? This new release is going to have to be pretty well executed to take the place of this old girl... 1A752BAD-73AB-47F1-AE33-45F7F0993605.jpeg
  2. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Having seen the Amber saw cut in a few of these photos has really helped reaffirm my decision. Good looking knives:thumbsup:
  3. Mitt


    Aug 31, 2017
    Can’t wait to see some red
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  4. volta001

    volta001 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2016
    Blackwood should arrive Friday!!
  5. thepapercut

    thepapercut Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Same! Really hope someone posts photos of their Blackwood soon... still on the fence if I made the right call or not.
  6. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    Saw some pics of the reds on Facebook. Think you guys are gonna be happy with those.
  7. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Apparently someone isn’t happy with their Amber Cut, it’s already on an auction site:( Bummer for those that missed out on the run...
  8. DavidLim


    Jul 28, 2016
    I got my Red Sawcut today. Enjoy.



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  9. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Very Happy to get the AB(Fri). The only one that would have changed my mind, is the Snakewood.
  10. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Now that they are all picked, my list was...

    1. African Blackwood
    2. Micarta
    3. Red Sawcut Bone
    4. Amber Sawcut Bone

    I ended up with my first choice.

    And you couldn't pay me high Ebay prices for it because I've wanted one for years!
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  11. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    “Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out what it is.” (Pablo Escobar):D
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  12. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    They seem to go for quite a bit on auction sites, and I wouldn't sell it for the higher numbers, so I figured that said something. Guess I've wanted it longer than what someone would pay. :)
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  13. SnailOffTheTrail


    Aug 25, 2018
    I must say I feel underwhelmed by my amber choice so far. Should have gone with AB. :-/

    All the power to those who love their amber.
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  14. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I was fond of a girl named Amber once. ;)

    I have to echo @cigarrodog here (on the snakewood would have swayed me). I did have second thoughts when I ordered, but I knew I'd have that no matter what I chose.

    I don't mean to take away from anyone enjoying their awesome sawcuts, but it's too bad the reds didn't come out so red on the shoulders. That might have swayed me on that one. What really draws me to that cover is the almost black/deep, deep red on the flats.
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  15. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    Now that's an awesome 77. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: If I had to choose, I'd take yours over any from this new run. The fit and finish on the 2015 run was just crazy good, even by GEC's standards. Maybe their best work yet, and those steel bolsters are so wonderfully rugged looking. You also have the canvas micarta, my favorite cover material for a working knife, which will probably never be seen again on Northfield trim.

    That being said, this year's run looks amazing. Great cover options, and the match strike pull is a nice addition. Can't wait for my micarta to arrive.
  16. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Out for Delivery

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  17. jwsnyder


    Jul 16, 2018
    Swoon. I get that some don't like it, but the understated color on it is perfect, in my opinion. I could have gone a bit more saturated, but I love how it is. I also love the freckles of dark color. Fit and finish is as close to perfect (for my taste) as I've had from GEC in a while.

    The only thing I don't like is the blade etch. Kudos to mike for 1) keeping it small, and 2) putting it on back side of blade. Really hate this requirement from GEC.

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  18. Pjake

    Pjake Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2011
    Getting my AB today/tonight....while I am excited to see it...there's only a bit of remorse that I was not able to get the red SC. We'll see how it goes. Hope everybody is happy with their new knives!!!
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  19. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
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  20. SnailOffTheTrail


    Aug 25, 2018

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