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Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. sogflash

    sogflash

    Aug 28, 2011
    Does anybody here have a GEC 85 One Armed? The one with the weird thing above the tip to help open it with one hand? Could you then show some pictures of it closed?
     
  2. Pjake

    Pjake Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2011
    If your talking the #85 EO, there are some pics in the For Sale by Individuals both sold quickly (darn it!!) They were posted yesterday or today..can't remember.

    Peter
     
  3. Pjake

    Pjake Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2011
  4. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Like this?

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  5. sogflash

    sogflash

    Aug 28, 2011
    Barry, should there be a picture there? It won't load here.
     
  6. slide13

    slide13

    Apr 12, 2001
    Just ordered my first GEC. Was planning on picking up a new low priced custom until I remember that I have a Reese Bose on order and that my wait is getting close to being up (7 years goes so fast! ha!). So, instead I'll be saving up for that but still needed something new to put in my pocket until then. Decided to give the GEC Tidioute Huckleberry boys knife a try. Got the ebony handled two-blade version. Looking forward to seeing how good these are as the only slipjoints I've ever owned have been Case (of which one or two are pretty nice and the rest are mediocre at best) and customs. Hoping the GEC falls nicely in the middle.
     
  7. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    I have it on my screen, don't you?

    You can contact me through my website and I'll email photos to you if you like. :)
     
  8. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    I think you'll be quite pleased with that knife!
     
  9. burnside

    burnside Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2012
    You will definitely be pleased. You can't go wrong with the #15 pattern!
     
  10. sogflash

    sogflash

    Aug 28, 2011
    I can see it now. Thank you for showing it.
     
  11. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    I'm stoked that I may finally be able to get a Whaler! Anyone know if they will all be 2 bladed, or will there be any single blade versions?
     
  12. sogflash

    sogflash

    Aug 28, 2011
    Barry, Do you have that kind of #85 for sale? I can't see it on your website.
     
  13. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    I don't, sorry. They sold out very quickly....
     
  14. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    I'm not sure what it would cost but I would love GEC to use some MOP. I know they've used Looking Glass Pearl as I have a few but I'd love some actual MOP. Maybe on a etch-less 440C #33 Conductor with long pull and cut swedge on the clip blade, and coping blade secondary. All stainless construction too please. I'd love some Damascus blades too eventually, just not on this MOP #33.

    I went to a Christening yesterday and had my MOP Queen #21 Senator. I've typically carried a GEC or custom slip joint every day for as long as I can remember. It's probably been months since I carried this Queen. I took some time to touch up the edge earlier today. I also touched up my Case Damascus Peanut and AG Russel Pinched Peanut (I'm still kicking myself for not getting a pinched peanut in MOP when they were available...). , They were sharp and didn't really need it but that didn't matter. I know I should carry these knives more often but I was thinking the first paragraph while doing my touch ups.
     
  15. slide13

    slide13

    Apr 12, 2001
    Received my first GEC today, first time I've ever gotten to handle one. It's a #15 Boys Knife in ebony, 2 blade with the spear main. Overall I'm very impressed with the fit & finish for a production knife. Knife feels very solid, fit of handle and bolsters is excellent. Blades sit centered, open smoothly with a really nice but comfortable amount of resistance. Springs sit perfectly flush open and closed on both blades, main blade is almost perfect in the half-stop position but the pen blade has the spring sitting a little proud in the half-stop position - overall, not bad for a production knife really. Blades aren't exactly sharp, but not totally dull either.

    Really, my only complaint is the difficulty of getting to the nail nick on the main blade. The pen blade really does obscure it. Something I know has been discussed but I didn't really realized it until after I had ordered it. I love the blade configuration but trying to decide if I'm going to be happy with it as an EDC with this issue. I haven't put it in my pocket yet as I want to play with it a little more before I decide if I'll keep it, but I'm impressed with the overall quality.

    GEC definitely seems to be making knives the way they once were made...good quality, reasonable prices, and nice carbon steel blades.
     
  16. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    Congrats slide on your first GEC. I received my first last week...a 73 slipjoint in ebony. i would post a pic, but i left my phone behind, it would seem.

    as you said, f&f was fantastic. nice looking knife. but, i have decided it will not be kept. it is just too hard to pull open, and has a very pronounced 1/2 stop. i realize some people prefer this, but it's not for me.

    now...i was able to pick up a 42 lockback in ebony, as well. it arrived yesterday and immediately went into my pocket. i love this knife.

    aaaand, i just ordered a 72 to compare the size to the 42.
     
  17. JSCHENK

    JSCHENK

    471
    Aug 2, 2013
    aaaand, i just ordered a 72 to compare the size to the 42.[/QUOTE]

    I would like to hear your thoughts when you compare the #72 to the 42 and your recollection of the #73.. ie is the pull on the 72 lighter than the 73??
     
  18. bonky

    bonky Gold Member Gold Member

    560
    Jul 1, 2009
    I realize the question wasn't addressed to me, and I apologize for buttin' in, but in my experience the answer is a definite "yes".

    A 72 is at least a couple of notches lower on my scale than a 73. If I were to rate a 73 at a pull of 8, a 72 would be a 5 or 6.
     
  19. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    72 Cody Jack or 72 Lockback? Big difference between the slip joint and lock back versions. I know they're tough to find but if you want a easier opening #73 slip joint, get one with a lanyard tube.
     

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