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Lets talk GEC!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Corso

    Corso

    857
    Aug 16, 2007
    big GEC fan

    happy to ship them over to the UK on the basis of a photo

    not yet had an issue with one and own a fair few

    the 70's patterns are my go to knives

    big fan of the #71,72, and 73

    got a fixed blade on its way at the moment

    would definatly bag a #74 if they ever bring out a single blade clip point
     
  2. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Woodrow, I hear you on the #81 frame stockman. Pretty much a dream knife for me in stag, brown bone or ebony with matchstriker pull. Be cool with a proper spey blade ground very thin and hard complete with the old timey "For Flesh Only" etch!
     
  3. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    I love the idea!
     
  4. fatcorgi

    fatcorgi

    657
    Nov 12, 2011
    ...or one in red and green acrylic, with "For Gummibears Only" etched on the spey-blade
     
  5. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Haha, somehow I'm having a tough time shaking that image
     
  6. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    I ate a whole bag of gummibears yesterday...:eek:
     
  7. fatcorgi

    fatcorgi

    657
    Nov 12, 2011
    they can be pretty dangerous, especially in packs ;). a dedicated gummibear blade would definitely be of use (I hope GEC isn't reading this :D).
     
  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    GummiBears . . . no, but now Sour Rips, that's another story altogether! And any GEC will work beautifully. :p
     
  9. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    it's hard to beat a nice thin pocket/NKP friendly Whiteowl
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  10. Marc9910

    Marc9910

    201
    Apr 25, 2007
    I am saving my pennies for the batch of 73 and 72 in production at the moment. Will be getting a few I hope!
     
  11. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    Definitely could be a subset for their acrylic handled versions. That would be kinda fun. If I was going to buy two, I might pick up one.
     
  12. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Speaking of acrylic, here's something I learned over the week end (GEC Rendezvous) that I never would have guessed.

    Look at these two knives:

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    and

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    Their covers are made from the same acrylic.

    Yes, really.

    If the material used as "blue corduroy" on the Maverick is sliced the other way, ie, through the stripes, the result is the "faded blue denim" as seen on the Conductor Whittler, sparkles and all.

    ~ P.
     
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  13. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    That's kinda neat. I'm generally not a fan of Acrylic, but there are a few exceptions. I really like that blue in the conductor. The other is the Western Outlaw with the Guitar Shield. Don't know if I'll ever get around to buying one (too many knives too little dollars), but I do like it.

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  14. timberweasel

    timberweasel

    Jan 5, 2011
    Well, it's official... my new favourite GEC is the #68 Pony Jack. My particular specimen is about as flawless as I can imagine: everything is smooth and flush, no gaps, gorgeously matched ebony covers that each have a subtle 'flame' of chocolate brown woodgrain (I wish I had a better camera that could capture the true beauty of the scales.) Simple and elegant, dressy or casual. As much as I like the other Great Eastern folders in my collection, the Pony Jack wins by a furlong! :D

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    -Brett
     
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  15. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    The PJs are a great pattern for sure. I specifically like them with the clip blade. It's just the right combo for that knife. For the White Owl, the spear seems to look right.
     
  16. timberweasel

    timberweasel

    Jan 5, 2011
    Agreed! The clip-point master with the long pull also makes it easy to get at behind that pen-blade.

    -Brett
     
  17. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Agreed, a clip point Pony Jack is where it is at. I can actually pinch the main open on mine.
     
  18. joeymoey

    joeymoey

    431
    Apr 20, 2013
    Id like to see GEC take their #81 pattern and make an improved muskrat / Hawbaker. Id just love it and would buy as many different handle options I could afford.
     
  19. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    That has to wait until after they make a stockman in that pattern!!!!! ;)
     
  20. cards94

    cards94

    Jul 23, 2013
    very nice looking knife. i was just looking at this knife on the gec website as possibly my first gec.
     

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