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Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. vintagebob

    vintagebob Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 2, 2019
    Thanks everyone for your replies. I will just move this little guy into my growing "user" rotation for now.
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  2. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    (I left a message on your profile page.)

    Yeah, a Little wharncliffe would make a neat secondary blade. I sometimes carry a #18 Coyote as a secondary knife. Shown with a #14:
  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's a great pairing.
    That Coyote is amazing with the patina and orange osage. :cool::thumbsup:
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  4. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Thanks. I like knives with one straight edge and one with belly, so the Coyote makes a good companion knife for single spears or clips:
    As you can imagine, the new #29 Whittler in osage orange was very tempting. I ended up reserving the jigged bone, but I may regret not going for osage.
  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm keeping an eye out for that one to pop up.
    I'll see if I decide to get one or not. It kind of depends on the price, my mood at the time, and how much lolly scramble surrounds the knife.
  6. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016


    This is my first Northwoods knife. For some reason, I have never before had the urge to buy one. (Except for the Esky Zulu which must be made on Unobtainium!) However, this one is truly an exceptional knife. The 93 pattern and blade shape fit the Northwoods aesthetic perfectly. The all steel construction was a nice surprise. (No Brass @Will Power !)
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    It looks very well in Osage O and with some patina:cool: I've never used my Blackwood Coyote, just can't seem to connect with it, yet I really enjoy carrying the CASE Swayback Gent in Chestnut Bone a lot and that's a small knife too. Different however
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
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  8. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    Anyone know if the #29s are cam tang, or have a half stop? God bless the distributors, but I’ve been reading conflicting stats. Some places are very prone to pretty obvious copy/paste errors.
  9. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    It was mentioned somewhere that all three blades have half stops. Grand Prairie Knives has a short video that confirms this. The knife looks absolutely fantastic in that video, by the way.
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  10. AZCoyote


    Apr 30, 2019
    Is that stuff safe to use on food prep knives?
  11. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    @AZCoyote i was wondering a similar thing; I was going to wait and see if @CelloDan stopped responding here one day.

    Sure does shine up those GEC blades though!
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  12. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Hey AZ, the packaging states it is "Non Toxic".

    After done polishing with it I followed with a little soak in mineral oil and then a good rub all over with a cloth, so I doubt there is any compound left.
    I would not worry too much about it, but maybe someone else can offer some suggestions ?
    I did noticed that now my knife takes longer to patina from sweat and handling as compared to before.
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  13. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    It’s a paste with a fine grit in it... I wouldn’t squeeze it out on a wheat thin by any means. image.jpg Of course you wipe (polish) off the medium. I use frog lube for general purposes on my blades afterwards, it is supposed to be “safe”
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
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  14. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
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  15. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Wow that’s not good for my checking account
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's going to make some people very excited.
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  17. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    The feeding frenzy will be epic.:eek: :D
  18. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    It will indeed.

    It doesn’t excite me, and there’s not a thing in the world wrong with that. GEC has made a lot of knives I like in the past year; it’s someone else’s turn.
  19. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Camel bone on a Northfield? Is that a first? I know GEC does camel bone for NW but I don't remember seeing one on one of their own before. Might just be my memory though.
  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm kind of on the fence about it.
    On one hand I'm excited to see one of the classics come back...
    On the other hand, I had one and let it go. It always seemed like a backwards Trapper to me.
    In fact, I let my son use it once and he kept trying to cut with the dull side of the blade. :eek:
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
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