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Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 25, 2009
    The above mention of the spear on the Huckleberry Boy’s Knife prompted me to take a closer look at the one I happen to be carrying today. To my eye it has a Zulu-esque profile, and it has a very functional point.

    Perhaps this is the reason I like this knife so much. In any event, full points to GEC on these knives from the 2018 run; they’re top-notch.

    But the question about how well this particular knife will spread peanut butter remains unanswered.

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  2. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    415
    Feb 15, 2019
    Any knife blade profile will spread peanut butter. It's all in the technique.;)
     
  3. TOM K.

    TOM K. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 22, 2016
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    Has anyone seen or done an EO notch on a 92? If so I would greatly appreciate pictures.
    I keep thinking about doing it on my Rosewood spear 92 but can't decide.
     
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  4. jsdistin

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

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    May 27, 2016
    You didn’t ask, but I think it would destroy the aesthetics of that handle, I think EO notches only belong on knives with simple lines. Please don’t
     
  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I agree. Those knives are pretty special and highly sought after.
    I'd find another model to mod or trade with somebody that has en EO knife.
    But, it's your baby and you have to rock it. It's your choice on what to do with it.
     
  6. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I think EO notches destroy the aesthetics of every knife. I lament their rise on so many of GEC's offerings. Yuk. :mad:
     
  7. TOM K.

    TOM K. Gold Member Gold Member

    185
    Jul 22, 2016
    I appreciate your and value your opinions, thank you! I'm leaning in the same direction, to leave as is.
    I was just more curious than anything to see if anyone else has done it.
     
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  8. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I don't mind the way they look on a swell end Jack.
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    It's your knife, of course, but here's my crude Paint mock-up. :eek: Let's just say I don't think it's a good look.
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  9. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Not in the wrong direction at all. I just think a spear has a few advantages over a clip that I value. Tidiness in the well, a little more robust tip and they generally give you a longer straight spine to lay your index finger on. 100,000,000+ Swiss Army knives can’t be wrong ;)
     
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  10. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    A knife is never wrong, but that doesn't mean they are always right, either. Fortunately, a clip blade usually is! :D
     
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  11. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    893
    Jan 25, 2004
    I'm thinking that a spear is much better than a clip about as often as a clip is much better than a spear ... almost never.
     
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  12. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Wow, almost over 4 pages of Clip vs. Spear with a little White Bone thrown in. Maybe a simple thread with a poll btw the two would show which is favored more :D Might be interesting if not already done.
     
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  13. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    It's almost as bad as Ford v. Chevy, or Ginger v. Maryann! ;)
     
  14. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 15, 2019

    For sure Ford and Maryann!
     
  15. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I haven't had the pleasure of experiencing the lauded #92, I keep hoping that GEC will do another run of them.

    How are the pulls on these, the nail nick on your looks to be further from the tip than I would care to use if the pull was on the stouter side? I could see the desire for an EO notch if that were the case.

    Personally, EO notches are not very aesthetically pleasing to me and though I've warmed a bit to it on the #85, it still feels awkward in the hand.
     
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  16. jsdistin

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

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    May 27, 2016
    Ford, Maryann.
     
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  17. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    My #92 Eureka jack has moderate pulls, 4½-5, with good snap. This was one of my first mods, too, from the original spear to a clip.

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  18. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

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    Feb 15, 2019
    Being a young man of 72 years, I have grown up and have been surrounded by knife blades of all sorts in pocket knives just like my Dad and my grandpa's and uncles and believe you me,not one thought was given to what type of blade profile it was. The only important thing was, it's sharpness so that it would have a useful cut.Everything else is just for looks. Get the point?;)
     
  19. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Maryann is kind of like a Galaxy 500 while Ginger is more akin to an LS6 Chevelle. :D
     
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  20. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    And if I remember correctly, they both also carried a couple of spearpoints....
     
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