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Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    G darn... I’m trying to recover from the 93 launch... and now this?

    I wasn’t around last year to know what the lottery was about that Mike did... I had to buy mine off the secondary. And I foolishly let all but one of my 77s go. I love the frame and my 77 spring green clip blade is my all around favorite knife.

    But if you go to the early reserve site you’ll see that it is in fact a 77 Northfield Barlow:

    GEC #77 BARLOW

    These are not up for reservation yet. But we have been getting many emails since GEC posted pictures, so thought we would put this marker here.

    When the reserve opens we will use the notification system to announce it. And, just as a disclaimer, the site will slow to a crawl for about the first 5 minutes.

    BTW, dont waste your time on a “Notify” reservation.”
    Old Engineer and Ramrodmb like this.
  2. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Buzz, these are kind of my thoughts as well. The configuration and cover options with the last run were pretty darned perfect for me. Though I am rather fond of the 77 Barlow and will likely try for one as long as it doesn't come with a spey blade or one arm blade, I won't be heart broken if it isn't meant to be. I am definitely curious what Mike has in mind for blades and cover options this go around.
    Ramrodmb, Buzzbait and tmd_87 like this.
  3. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Whatever it's gonna be, it's already too late to get one . . . reservations are closed.
  4. tstaut


    Jan 6, 2012
    Read the reservation page.
    cbr1000 likes this.
  5. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    Nope. Not open yet.
  6. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks. I saw reservations closed and went no further.
  7. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    How about a repeat of the original run. Two main blades. One curved and one flat. Previously a wharny my and a clip. Also, and most unique for gec and different from all the other runs-the frame metals were all nickle silver if memory serves me right. I.e. liners, pins and yes of course, bolster. I think that's the way it was done anyhow. How many other GECs were done in all white metal and not steel? Nothing looks better imo than Blackwood and all white metal. Much sharper look than black white and brass. Butt, you know what opinions are like......see what I did there?
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  8. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Not many with NS pins and scales. These #62 Easy Pocket Congress were one of them. The JBF Champlin knives I don't remember if they were steel or NS but they weren't brass.

    Dschal, Ratbert, wolfeknives and 10 others like this.
  9. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    The Champlin knives were all steel. They age nicely.
    Dschal, Ratbert, Travman and 5 others like this.
  10. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Ah, there you go. So afaik, only the GEC #62s were. There probably were others but none that come to mind at the moment.
  11. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Just to keep you folks stirred up .

    Dschal, meako, TOM K. and 16 others like this.
  12. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Harry... consider me stirred ... and shaken... :eek:
    tmd_87, Old Engineer and TFBraden like this.
  13. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    The picture at the end of the hall does reference my new barlow. It is going to be a lambsfoot/ramsfoot combo.

    Just kidding, single spear. The rest I can't remember and am somewhat handicapped as working on my laptop this week when time permits.
    Cutfinger, zolthar, hamsco and 31 others like this.
  14. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Seeing these pictures reminded me of the Champlin knives
    Dang, I was hoping for the barlow version of the 35 Calf Jack.
    t.willy likes this.
  15. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    I’m not a Barlow guy, so I’ll get to watch this from the sidelines. Should be entertaining.;)

    In all seriousness, best of luck to those who will be in the hunt!
  16. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018

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  17. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    Nice/ ill def go for a single spear.

    Honest question- will a 77 with a cap lifter ever be considered?
    OtisCampbell and tmd_87 like this.
  18. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Never say never; but no...
    JaxBaron, Magizm7, Fox79 and 4 others like this.
  19. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    This does not refer to a blade shape ;)
    Sabercat and JohnDF like this.
  20. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    A Barlow and a Bock in every pot! Or something like that...:D
    TFBraden likes this.

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