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

  1. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018
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  2. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Love the contrasting colour on that lanyard bead. Schmick.
     
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  3. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    173
    Jun 27, 2017
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    It’s nothing fancy, just an old advertising knife, but it was my Grandpa’s and it has his name on the other side. He was a farmer in Iowa and it is from a corn seed company.

    It shows the pattern does exist and it’s one that I would love to see GEC do.
     
  4. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    That would be a winner on a 3 1/2 inch frame like #66.
     
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  5. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Here, here!
    Very nice :thumbsup:
    That gives us some hope. Looks like a very useful configuration. I wonder who made it?
     
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  6. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    It's like a predecessor to the multitool movement
     
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  7. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    173
    Jun 27, 2017
    The tang stamp just says
    Stainless
    Steel
    Japan

    I was thinking a farm and field version in yellow would be cool.
     
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  8. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    202
    Dec 18, 2018
    I was able to find that Eureka Jack Calico picture on a dealer website with the end cap, I agree with a few post, no end cap is what I also prefer.
     
  9. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    109
    Jun 15, 2019
    What a great family heirloom!
     
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  10. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I would like to see this done by another maker also, even Case.

    I have a Rough Rider stockman with a caplifter. They just added the extra tool without deleting the spey.
     
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  11. Stratkat

    Stratkat

    14
    May 16, 2019
    I’m not a collector, I’m a user and from that perspective find the Crown lifter to be the perfect knife. It’s been in my pocket since I bought it new. It would be nice to see it offered every now and then rather than all these multiple blade options. In the real world the ‘people like to keep one blade for every day use, and another razor sharp for when I need it’ just makes no sense to me. my blade is always sharp, but the screwdriver blade is just the best!
     
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  12. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    I'm not 100% certain but a quick search through GEC's production totals show that these #65 Ben Hogans were the first Northfields or GEC knives with camel bone. They're labeled 'Factory Test' as well.
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  13. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    The first #92 run were all bareheaded. Here's one with Antique Green jigged bone.
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  14. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
  15. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    196
    Jul 3, 2019
    Can anyone do a comparison shot maybe between a #35 and a #29?

    In my mind they are similar, but looking at the blade widths I’m guessing the handle isn’t as deep for the #29; perhaps just as thick and almost the same length.
     
  16. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018
  17. Jathes

    Jathes Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 6, 2016
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  18. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    196
    Jul 3, 2019
    @flylock thanks for the pictures! It looks like the punch/awl/reamer construction is different between the drover and #29. Does the drover’s punch have the same hollow grind and asymmetric shaping?

    After agonizing over the #29 for weeks I think I’m going to have to pass. If money wasn’t an issue I would totally get one. I love how buried the blades are in the wells, the almost sunken joint bolsters and the full length secondaries. That looks like an amazing knife to carry. I’ll probably live with regrets not getting one.
     
  19. flylock

    flylock Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 9, 2004
    the awl on the 29 is different than the 35's. the 35 has a needle sharp point and its flat. the 29 awl has a curve the whole length of it, that is sharp and the point is a bit less needle like than the 35 but it should be stronger in every day use. I must say that the punchblades on these 2 knives are my all time favorite punches on any pocket knife new or old.
     
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  20. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    196
    Jul 3, 2019
    Hey GEC Fanatics,

    This is something I've noticed with my (beloved) 06 Pemberton: The blade snaps closed and is centered... but I can nudge the blade towards the pile side and it will fall out of alignment and stay there. Pictures provided below. I've been living with it for months, but it really is distracting to me and doesn't give me the warm fuzzies about this otherwise brilliant knife. Is this something I should consider taking action on? and if so, what would you recommend?

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