GEC Stainless?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by akadave2, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    still better than that tortoise shell! Ill have to say, at least three of the chestnut bones have passed by my hands and at least 2 or more of the orange bones have passed by from the bay/various knife groups. I definitely won't mind having some 15 clips in different steels. Cant wait for my user 15 to be returned from rescaling. :D
     
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  2. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I could probably only have those two 15s for the rest of my life and be satisfied.

    When did GEC run ATS-34? I would love it if they ran more, that stuff rocks!

    I can't wait to see what you're having done!
     
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  3. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I've never heard of GEC using ATS-34. Queen/S&M, yes, GEC, no. 440C on their own, and 420HC on some SFOs.
     
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  4. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Awesome, would love to see that closed!

    All awesome, I had one of the tortoise, but that elephant bark ivory and elk stag are just another level.
     
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  5. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Same as my avatar:

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    ***Alert - Rehandle coming soon ;) I got to playing with that micarta and took a little too much off for my liking. It's going to be a shadow pattern.
     
  6. hamsco

    hamsco Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Here are a couple of 15s and a Fixed Blade (#60), all in SS.

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  7. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Incredible!!!
     
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  8. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  9. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I've been wanting to add to this thread for awhile. Pulled out a few to represent the genre.

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  10. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Almost forgot about this one. It was my very first GEC.

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  11. g123

    g123

    311
    Oct 25, 2009
    What is your guys opinion on the edge holding ability of the SS vs 1095. Can the SS be stropped sharp easily like the 1095?

    Thanks,

    Geoff
     
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  12. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    I’ve found GEC’s 440C stainless to have excellent edge holding. Better than their 1095 when it comes to wear resistance. But that trait has a downside in that it takes a very abrasive material to sharpen it, which eliminates most strops, unless you use a particularly abrasive compound with it.
     
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  13. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    But sometimes I would just like to wrap my hand around some of them !!!!!

    Harry
     
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  14. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Harry, if you're ever in the St. Louis area, shoot me a PM and you can coon finger as many of mine as you like!
     
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  15. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    There she is. The no-bail White Owl. Be still, beating heart...

    It takes more time to sharpen, yes. I always reprofile with a diamond stone. Once the new bevel is set, getting a bur takes just a little longer than 1095. I wouldn't take a factory GEC stainless edge to a strop and expect it to make much of a difference though.
     
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  16. neal70

    neal70 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Just wanted to mention that @Ramrodmb made at least one if not several of the Navy knives into beautiful Wharncliffes. Really beautiful work, and changed the aesthetics of the knife no end. Well done Mark!
    Thanks, Neal
     
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  17. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    A couple to add to the thread.

    #48 Traditional Trapper in Cherry wood
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    First year (2006) #73 Scout in Sheffield Tobacco jigged bone
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  18. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
  19. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks, Ron, I've always wanted a first year GEC, and finally found one at a reasonable price. I started buying GECs in 2008.
     
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  20. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I just realized that I have never contributed to this thread. So here we go with a few GEC models that I own and have photos of. :)

    53 Stockman in Smooth Ugly Elk. It is actually a 2nd, but it as tight and solid as any knife I own!
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    47 Viper in Maroon Linen Micarta. I also have this in a serialized example, but no photo.
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    74 Mustang in Old Chestnut.
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