Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Lol, I have a cap lifter on my money clip, smoker, refrigerator, kitchen drawers, and of course my crown lifter. However most craft beers are coming in cans these days.:D:cool: so then there is that.
  2. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Much to my chagrin. I love drinking from a bottle. I hate drinking from a can. And I'm too lazy to get up and search for a glass.

    The Beer Scout is definitely my party knife. Great cap lifter. It has a better flathead screwdriver than most scout patterns, and makes a great scraper as well. The sheepsfoot blade is just really, really handy for "around the house" work. It's a very versatile and easy love knife.


    I pretty much always prefer a multiblade knife. Like @draggat, I need that extra thickness in hand, due to my long fingers. For blades, I like to have a couple of options, if possible. Spear and coping is awesome. Clip and coping is good too. But I'm never opposed to the blade/tool combo, like the Beer Scout or a harness jack.

    It is about time that GEC got up off their duff, and made a shorter version of this big guy, based on the #35 frame.

  3. Jarhead Greasemonkey

    Jarhead Greasemonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2015
    Does peanut butter still come in glass jars?

    All mine are plastic.

    When I near the bottom, I use the OTHER blade to cut the jar down to size.


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  4. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
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  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Life would be boring with just one knife, but if I had to choose just one...
    This GEC #71 will do just about everything at a price most everyone can live with.
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  6. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Sharp knives are good for splitting hairs, you know. I've only had one 92, and it is from the most recent run, but I think having the coping in front would make for easier opening (not that it is hard to open from behind, obviously). I do like the look of the smaller blade riding low in front of the main blade. It would seem to affect the long pull rather than the nail nick as far as access.
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  7. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    ^^ That, pretty much. ^^ I was gonna list the various different ways I might use a knife, along with what might make particular blades shapes optimal, but I think it's already been covered. I've really been enjoying my Stockyard Whittler, with a main blade just long enough to half a sandwich and a shorter straight edge for detailed draw cuts. Plus an extra scrapey-pokey tool for doing stuff I don't want to mess up a sharp edge on.

    I think if they replace the large spear with a caplifter/screwdriver, it would be perfect. :cool::thumbsup:
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  8. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Bet it gets into the joints and pivots like a champ too :eek: Mushy W&T ;)
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  9. Jarhead Greasemonkey

    Jarhead Greasemonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2015
    You don't just go diving in all willy nilly...

    Gotta finesse it a bit.

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  10. Stratkat


    May 16, 2019
    I found not agree any more, with the same screwdriver from the cap lifter!!
  11. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    The pub gives away a pint glass from a different brewery every Thursday. I have wasted away a few Thursday evenings.:eek:
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  12. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Wasted? I beg to differ.
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  13. AZCoyote


    Apr 30, 2019
    Don't over look the utility of a cap lifter even when drinking craft beer from a can. Sometimes you get a stubborn can that might be be tough to get the fingernail under the tab, so you just pull out the cap lifter for extra leverage to help crack open the brew.
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  14. JustinR

    JustinR Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    To be ffaaaaaaiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrr

    Sorry, had to do it!

    When I go somewhere when the intention of consuming many beverages in glass bottles, I normally take my beerlow with me. Although in college I learned many ways to open a beer with no tools at all, I do prefer to whip out the bottle opener and do it the old fashioned way.

    I don't get a chance to use it as a screwdriver much....flat head fasteners are not something you run across anymoee in vehicles made in the last 30 years.
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  15. Markeologist

    Markeologist Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 21, 2018
    I'll take a crown lifter over a second blade every time AND its been a few years since GEC's last offering with crown lifter.
  16. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    I missed out on the Beer Scouts and Crown Lifters from past years. I'd be stoked if a crown lifter showed up on the schedule in 2020.

    I always had a preference for single blade knives, however the Eureka Jacks changed my tune this year. The coping blade gets most of the use opening packages, skinning wire, etc. While the spear gets used primarily for food prep.
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  17. jsdistin

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

    May 27, 2016
    To be faaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir.

    I wonder if you couldn’t turn the clip into a cap lifter and the sheep into a can opener?
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  18. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Oh, no! The sheepfoot is my favorite!

    To be clear: I took that picture of a #35 Drover (spear and awl) laying on top of a #35 Churchill (clip and sheepfoot) GEC hasn't yet made a four blade 35. We could fill many pages of discussion about which four blades would be best. ;)
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  19. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 7, 2016
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  20. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    So, below is a unique example of modifying a cigar pattern such that it has a cap lifter. Here we have what I believe to be originated as a three blade cattle knife. The spey was modded into a cap lifter. Now, for my education lesson for today. My understanding is that the 53 pattern does not have half stops, the 54 pattern does have half stops. Well, my 4 blade cattle baron knife is stamped 2010 in the 53 pattern and does not have half stops. This three blade cattle knife stamped 2010 in the 53 pattern DOES have half stops. So, were the 3 blade cattles really 54's but stamped 53? Or did GEC just run 53's with half stops. Please educate me on this one. Oh, you like that cattle-cap?
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