Struck by the bullet(Lets see those 85's)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by ThievesLikeUs, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. jlhoffman74


    Nov 30, 2014
    Now I'm Hop'n Mad and the search is on!!!
    I am a newb here in trad forum, I just started collecting GECs in February, I have nine in my collection and just got my tenth..
    One week ago I received this GEC Cocobolo 85 teardrop jack and I was on the fence about it, and I thought "Man, this is similar to my 15 boys knife, do I really need another 15, or should I try another pattern?" BUT I went ahead and decided to make it a user. I put a patina on it, hot vinegar, a lot of apples, and some packages/letters later. I love this knife! Walk & talk is perfect, I thought I might make an EO mod on it but the both blades are pinchable. I love this knife! The Cocobolo covers are beautiful, its my favorite wood to turn on the lathe. The crownlifter in the pic I turned today is cocobolo. I have had this knife in my pocket all week and it has replaced my 77 Blackwood, and its not going to be replaced anytime soon. I love this knife! So now the search is on to look for another one (MORE)...

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  2. Jenner 515

    Jenner 515

    Nov 27, 2002
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005

    My very first GEC knife, gifted to me by the ever-generous Duncan about three years ago :)
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  4. SAK Guy

    SAK Guy

    Jul 2, 2013
    Beautiful bullet Jack!!! :thumbup:
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  5. BigBiscuit


    Dec 11, 2014
    Jack, I don't know how I missed that pic, but that's a great shot of a fantastic knife. :thumbup:
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  6. swaybacksteve


    Apr 7, 2015
    Got this Buffalo Horn #85 last week...been a constant companion while up at the 8750ft cabin. Good fit for my hands and the spear is nice and wide for lots of different uses.


    checking up on the one home. These were put up on the mesa over 25 yrs ago by some unkown bird lover.

  7. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    A few from the pack
  8. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    This is a great old thread. It is nice to see the earliest 85’s. It is a shame about the PhotoBucket fiasco.
  9. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Sure do wish I could get the picture of my Northfield 852211 (number 24 of 35) Stag Harness Jack to post. :( :oops:
    It would be nice to add something relevant to the conversation.
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  10. Jakedsnake

    Jakedsnake Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 14, 2018
  11. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
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  12. Spaten

    Spaten Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 27, 2015
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  13. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Testing the punch (Napanoch inspired) on my HJ5 in Ebony!! Works good!!
    Also a "bark"-Tusk-handled HJ5!! All based on the #85 pattern!!
    After weeks of nagging (subtle, by me), Bill finally put a "bullet-end" or "candle-end" on the pattern, which I think makes it cool:cool:, but is harder to finish!:rolleyes::)
    HJ5 Ebony 1.jpg HJ5 Toothy 1.jpg
  14. budman5

    budman5 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2004

    Love my 85's !
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  15. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    85 Jack in Stag with BB Winchester Teardrop/Candle End companion

  16. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    As Miles said "Birth of The Cool":cool: Where the 85 began, Forum Knife 2011, cap-lifter, NS liners

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  17. ismaris


    Jan 17, 2013
    Great looking Stag. Careful use of the torch.
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  18. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    The Candle-ended teardrop goes back a few years, when Teardrops were a favored pattern!! Some oldies!! (older picture!) Candles1.jpg
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