Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    I agree with you 100% about that knife being amazing with a few tweaks. The comparison you bring up is also interesting. The knives you mentioned are serviceable blades for less than half the price of the calf pen. That might be why I have so many SAKs and Opinels and no #35 calf pen.
     
  2. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 2, 2017
    Hi, I just noticed this post ( for some reason it did not alert me in the notifications)

    The cocobolo 93 was my first GEC that I got about a year ago.
    I was infatuated with this knife and still am :)

    I carried it and used a lot for food prep last summer while camping and having picnics.
    I would readily hand out my knife to my daughters, my wife, my Mom and they all got a turn at cutting tomatoes, onions and all kinds foodstuff. The knife would be covered in food juices when they handed it back to me.

    Something I've learned ... Cocobolo and food DON'T mix well.
    Unless treated ( which is very hard to do as cocobolo does not take to coatings well ) cocobolo tends to develop an ugly dark grime that really bug me )

    I have a bit of wood turning experience and have access to wood polishing tools.
    I cleaned it and restored it following instructions I found here on bladeforums with excellent results.
    So now it's a beauty queen :D (the wood has darkened but is still really beautiful, and mirror smooth, it glows :))

    Here is the link to what I did posted in the shop talk thread.

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/finishing-cocobolo.1607683/#post-19287762

    (a knife maker replied on the thread above and posted how he treats cocobolo chefs knifes as otherwise they all get that ugly dark grimey look)

    Before:
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    After :)

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  3. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    I am kinda partial to the “before” pic. Just more my flavor.
     
  4. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    beautiful users and beauty queens alike! Thanks for sharing. You’re users really appeal to me.
     
  5. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Well while we have been chatting I used my 62 to carve a cover for my Drake carving knife.;):D
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  6. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    That Galvanic Stag is the Greatness to which all collectors of taste aspire ;):cool:
     
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  7. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    @CelloDan great restoration, though I gotta be honest, “before” was handsome, too!

    I like stories of these knives getting put to the test. Thanks for sharing! It was fun.
     
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  8. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018
    9 min after the 33 notice- all reserved.
     
  9. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
     
  10. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018
    YES PLEASE!

    that would make me so happy.

    i have a clip crown lifter just like the one being bid on. Not a big fan of day glow so mr @Jfowl31 is working on it... and he’s keeping me in suspense !
     
  11. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018

    Yep. Same GEC games.
     
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  12. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Wasn't me.;):)
     
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  13. Nebrasketball

    Nebrasketball Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 5, 2019
    Can’t believe I missed it, on my day off even.
     
  14. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    Seems like I might not have to agonize about getting a #33 at this rate :rolleyes:.
     
  15. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 21, 2014
    Yup been on the lookout for that notification. Stopped to refill the kids sippy cups and noticed it exactly 9 mins after. Went to reserve my spot and got the dreaded red boxes :oops:
     
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  16. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 7, 2016
    Missed it too :(
     
  17. SnackPack

    SnackPack Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2019
    I got lucky, was sending an email on my phone when the telegram came through... managed to reserve a stag. I wonder if the production numbers will be low as this is likely a filler run.
     
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  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Stag #33 reserved...
    I decided at the last minute that I didn't want to pass up the #33 and have regrets later.
    I further decided on the stag since I felt a fancy pen knife needed fancy handles and lined bolsters.
     
  19. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    800 total knives.
     
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  20. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2018

    When did you have time for all of this “deciding”??
     
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