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Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Doh! Looks like they just added some photos :)
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  2. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    So the #29s are obviously 3 springers now from the pictures- not a dealbreaker for me. I do hope they have a cutout on the pile side for the punch nail nick though. I love how buried the blades are in the wells- that punch I hope requires some handle relief to get at the nail nick.
  3. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    Looks like the “butter” color on the acrylics is the brass liners showing the clear parts of the acrylic. Very clever.
    L.H.S, JohnDF and waverave like this.
  4. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I was hoping those were going to look like the old Schrade butter and molasses covers.
    Will Power likes this.
  5. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    Ok, that's pretty darn cool. The regret I had reserving this one just went away.
    JohnDF likes this.
  6. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 27, 2016
    It is cool that they did that, but I don’t like how it looks, and my regret for not reserving one just went away, when it looked like they forgot the butter and it was going to be just black and white I was a little bummed. That really is neat though if it’s just clear down to the liners.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
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  7. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Better yet Ryan. Throw a full length wharny in the 38 frame. Bill said the grinling spitback was too much work, so I propose a single spring with an offset ground (think of the main blade on the tk cuban pen from 2013) but in the wharny shape, then on the opposite end have a pen or the perfect little clip that they put on the 57 geppetto whittler. No split spring to make it compicated and one heck of an edc pattern.
    Just sayin and just my opinion and we know what opinions are like.
  8. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Anybody knows what un-x-ld stands for ?
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  9. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Unexcelled: none better than.
    jkwithawave, JohnDF and EngrSorenson like this.
  10. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
  11. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I knew it would make perfect sense ! TY :)
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  12. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    Josh, I myself am just a bit more fond of the sleeveboard than the 38 frame, but they're both top notch - with the right blade combo.

    To be honest, you could probably throw a straight edge and curved edge combo on just about any pattern between 3.5" and 4", and you'd catch my interest.
  13. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    Your fellow pocket knife friends gave you the fast answer, but it might interest you to know Northfield was a cutlerer here in CT from 1858 to 1926, and Un-X-ld was a branding thing they were known for. GEC keeps the legendary name alive with some excellent effort on the Northfield trim.

    Often the Northfield embellishments are too much for me with overly ornate bolsters- the pinched bolsters in the #12’s killed my desire for the beautiful Northfield options. In my opinion not every blade looks best with a long pull and cut swedge either... and then of course it’s even harder to sully the beautiful mirror finish on the blades. Consequently I own 5 Tidioute trim GECs and only the Cocobolo #93 Northfield.
  14. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thank you EngrSorenson for the more in depth background on the history of these knives ! :thumbsup:

    Also, being new to GEC all I knew was that Northfield was their premium line, Tidiote being designed perhaps for more of a practical use with less "premium" features. However now I know the more subtle ( and not so subtle) differences between their brands,
  15. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Absolutely :cool:

    But they took another path...;)
  16. Kiro

    Kiro Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    What you're describing is pretty much the Northwoods Willamette Whittler, which is probably my favorite knife. They're hard to come by, though. Would love to see something like that made again under the house brands.
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  17. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    After looking up the Schrade butter and molasses covers I can see why this would be disappointing.
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  18. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    That ain't no lie. I just looked it up too.
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  19. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Someone asked about this #77 Yankee Jack the other day, and I couldn’t find a better photo of it at the time, but I’ve since found this one, so I thought I’d just leave it here. :thumbsup:

  20. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I think the 77 and 78 are GECs best all pattern. So much nicer than the scaled down version.
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