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

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    PM incoming...
     
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  2. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    Doesn't it look familiar?
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    It sure does!
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  3. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    205
    Jul 3, 2019
    Both of my knives are 2019’s, and the 92 I’ve had for less than a week and carried once. I do appreciate your experience!

    Oh man... uncentered like it was before? That sure is a snail-like warranty fulfillment.
     
  4. JaxBaron

    JaxBaron Basic Member Basic Member

    721
    Jul 4, 2016
    Yea pretty uncentered, not touching the liners like before. I no longer send in knives for warranty work. If a knife is new and has a problem, I send it back. If it’s used and develops a issue, I gift it to a friend or family member. I have a ton of GEC knives and have only came across a few with issues. GEC is still my go to for traditional knives!
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
  5. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    199
    Aug 25, 2018
    No offence taken. ;)
     
  6. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Basic Member Basic Member

    214
    Jul 19, 2018
    You could of bought Fiebing's leather dye and popped the bone. Red , dark red , ox blood , maroon , or burgundy . I pop my GEC knives all the time to get them the color that I want. Navy blue dye turns natural canvas micarta into midnight canvas blue micarta. "looks black" I love it ! My #12 toothpick dark chestnut came in way too light. I stuck a Q-tip in black leather dye. I used another Q-tip to gently/lightly absorb the dye. I lightly applied the dye on my #12 knife and my #43 Frontier bone knife. That #43 knife was horrible ugly. The #43 is beautiful now. I forgot about my light aqua camel bone #12. It is Navy Blue with a aqua streak , now !
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Let's see some pics please
     
  8. wardcleaver

    wardcleaver Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    212
    Apr 17, 2017
    Before and After pics would really be great...
     
  9. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson

    205
    Jul 3, 2019
    Great... now not only has Joan Howard not given me any semblance of satisfactory responses for my warranty since Wednesday morning of last week, now the factory is shut down until October 7th, the final day of my grace period for returning my #92.

    What do you guys think? I love my #92 but the blade slapping into the blade well when I reach for it in my pocket is something I can’t live with. Return it? Or send it to GEC (and maybe get it back by 2029 at this rate.)?
     
  10. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Return it.
     
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  11. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    276
    May 7, 2016
    Ya return it.
     
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  12. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    572
    Jun 12, 2018
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    Well since this isn't the good, the bad, the ugly page.

    I recieved my 82 PS in elderberry today. Quite nice. Less saturation on the dye than the others, resulting in a very red berry color. I like it shows the variety when dealing with natural materials.
     
  13. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    It has been a few days since any new production photos :) Usually that means they are working on secretive SFOs (or Northwoods). Wonder what's up?:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    468
    Sep 15, 1999
    Do they ever take a break? Seems like they've been working at a frantic pace

    How many patterns do they usually produce in a year?
     
  15. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    They are on their fall break this week.
     
  16. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    They do. Shutdown for a week coming up. Might have something to do with lack of photo updates.
     
  17. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    468
    Sep 15, 1999
    Well deserved, I say!
     
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  18. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    A well deserved break indeed! @Ron Sabbagh here is patterns by year...
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  19. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Well rested staff is a happy staff that makes good knives.
     
  20. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    42
    Apr 30, 2019
    Man, I am really itching for some kind of updates. I'd love to know what GEC has in mind for after the 86s.

    Any guesses out there?
     
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