GEC Bone after pocket wear

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by sceva, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. sceva

    sceva Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    My 09 Esquires after carrying and handling off and on for several years. The Chestnut bone is nicely mellowed to a great caramel color while the Rust Red has lightened and seems a little redder.

    Chestnut Bone Mellowed.JPG Pocket Worn 1.JPG Pocket Worn 2.JPG
  2. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Conclusive evidence that carry & use is far better than hide & hoard :D :cool:
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    That is one of the "disadvantages" of having such a great selection of great knives available, at reasonable prices. I have so many really nice knives, that I like a LOT, I imagine none of them will get the pocket time necessary to really "wear in".
    Contrast that to back when I was getting close to graduating high school. I had ONE pocketknife... by choice, of course... and I carried it exclusively for at least 3 years. All my jeans front right pocket had a worn area that looked exactly like a Case Sodbuster. And a back left pocket that looked exactly like a can of Skoal... :cool:
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  4. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Two of my most carried GEC jigged bone knives.
    I like the way they are looking and I'm sure they will continue to improve over time.
  5. sceva

    sceva Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Very nice. The brown colors seem to age particularly well. I think the natural materials take on a life of their own after being carried for a while. (I also tend to use my knives as a fidget)
    The bone smooths up a little and takes on a warmth as it absorbs skin oils etc. My stag knives lose some of their whiteness and take on color and depth.

    My Bladeforums jack for example
    2014 Bladeforums  after 5 years 3.JPG

    Come on; Show some more of your pocket worn bone, Other brands and worn stag are welcome too.
  6. sgbeskin

    sgbeskin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    I’ve carried this one on and off for a few years. Great knife, just kinda heavy. The stag is getting smooth.
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  7. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Oh man, I love seeing a well loved pocket knife! Shiny new knives are a dime a dozen, they just dont excite me. No character. :(
    These are some great pictures.
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  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I'm afraid I baby my GECs too much to have a really well used one, but this old S&M in stag has some nice pocket wear (and a little sliver off the pile side spring pin as well). Doesn't hurt a thing.

  9. drail


    Feb 23, 2008
    Beautiful knives and awesome photos guys. Thank you. Those are what I would call 'hand finished" tools.

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