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

  1. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Recently I saw a GEC on bay that had q backspring that stuck up pretty good on full open, so I passed. Is that something GEC can take care of pretty easily?
     
  2. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
    My guess is not without at least taking the knife apart. The geometry of the cam (continuous or square) should be even on both sides, so I recon they would have to “massage” the back of the cam. It’s also possible, though slim chances, that dirt or debris got in between the back spring and blade tang.
     
  3. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    929
    Jan 25, 2004
    I think it was from not being completely clear. Which is so easy to do in a format like this. I got the feeling from reading your posts that you were turning quality into a black and white issue. That probably wasn't what you intended to say, but that's what I got.
     
  4. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
    Man... look at those African Blackwood #77’s... before today I would have said I could die without regrets. Looks like I can’t say that anymore.
     
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  5. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
    I just received a very disappointing Case single bladed peanut as a gift from my loving mother- proud point, blade rap, the kick grind hit the blade. Tried to sharpen it out... going to try and return it. Really looking forward to the eureka jack now.
     
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  6. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
    @knifeswapper do you take bribes for getting #77’s in less honest ways? Need someone to “go on a long vacation”? Or perhaps have a “problem” that needs “fixed”? I might “know a guy” who would be interested. :D:rolleyes:

    In all seriousness, who ever gets one will have to enjoy it x2 for me. Absolutely gorgeous. The African Blackwood was a great call there. It’s the first match strike pull I’ve ever loved.

    Edit: Wow those linen micarta handles!!! Holy moly! I can dream.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
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  7. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    41
    Apr 30, 2019
    Boy, every 77 Barlow cover photo looks better than the last. Just when I thought the African Blackwood was the best looking knife the red saw cut bone 77s drop. Cant wait to see those amber saw cut bone 77s.
     
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  8. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
    I can’t believe that no one is commenting on these gorgeous #77’s that they’re posting one day after another. I’m so pleased with that GEC has done on those. Also looks like the #86 will come in at least natural canvas micarta and be called the “Oil Field Jack”. Looking forward to those
     
  9. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
  10. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
  11. jsdistin

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

    483
    May 27, 2016
    Keep your eyes peeled after they start to get to people, some folks sell them near cost or will make trades for them.
     
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  12. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
    Which one did you end up with?
     
  13. jsdistin

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

    483
    May 27, 2016
    The amber sawcut. It was the one I thought I was least likely to get after seeing the in progress pictures but the finished product looked really interesting to me.
     
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  14. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    448
    Sep 15, 1999
    I know the 77 medium barlows are very popular. Did GEC ever make a large barlow?
     
  15. jrawk

    jrawk

    962
    Jul 14, 2014
    No 'grand daddy' barlow yet, but the 97s are pretty close. Also the 64 and 65s are similar but with a copperhead bolster. the Madison Barlow (Northwoods) is larger but on a trapper frame.
     
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  16. Easyrider

    Easyrider

    Jan 31, 2000
    Does anyone know or have heard if GEC is going to do another run of model 73s? I would love to get my hands on one.
     
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  17. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    195
    Jul 3, 2019
    OH MY SWEET GOODNESS THE JIGGED BONE EUREKA JACK IS POSTED!!!!!!!!!!!
    GLORIOUS! I’m so happy!!

    AND ITS OPPOSITE NAIL NICK!!! just like I wanted!!! Holy moly what a dream come true.
     
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  18. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    845
    Dec 29, 2015
    86's on the sked...
    [​IMG]
     
  19. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    789
    Dec 28, 2015
    Interested is what the sfo handle will be. Tortoise should be easily attainable.
     
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  20. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    789
    Dec 28, 2015
    Forum knife soon!!
     
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