The upcoming, anticipated, way-too-excited GEC 85's Thread!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Baldy McBalders, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    After seeing all the different 85s posted, I still say I like the Beavers the Best.
    Not that I have one, or even want to buy one, but if I was going to buy one, that'd be the one.
     
  2. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
    The Beaver 85 really is nice in hand. I was happy to get hold of the three regular releases (rotten banana, beaver, and salmon) and have to say the Salmon acrylic is the sleeper of the group. A great color pattern that has some depth. Looks great with the tulip shield, just a classy looking knife. Probably my favorite of this grouping.
     
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  3. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I don't know if blade rap is a thing for the #85, but mine had it, too. I've been babying it on closing ever since.
     
  4. Nature Boy

    Nature Boy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    Yeah, it was a talked about thing on the last run, too.
     
  5. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Blade rap shows up on big bellied blades, the drop points and skinners and this bulbous spear. There's so much belly to accommodate in the handle, and when they have nice springy action and good snap, it's sometimes inevitable. It's from the back spring center pin swell. It's usually pretty shallow and easy to sharpen out.
     
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  6. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I figured as much, and I had the same thing on both the 43s I tried back when they were run. I like snapping open and shut, but I don't mind babying it for awhile. Did you get yours yet?
     
  7. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Not yet...
     
  8. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I haven't seen an ugly Tiger Maple yet. Mine has some decent chatoyance, too. I hope you get a nice one.
     
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  9. ArchiveMoto

    ArchiveMoto Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 6, 2017
    Leave it to this guy...

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  10. Babalu32

    Babalu32

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Finally had some time to play with these ( got a blood red and a maple).
    The maple has blade rap, not a big deal. The blood red is just perfect in every way. Definitely my favorite of the two.
    Otherwise the pulls are just where I like 'em ( ~7.5 using the long pull), the big spear is very cool looking and the satin grind is flawless.
    I put an e z open on my NF 78, because I thought I'd never get my hands on an 85. Well as luck would have it I did. Thank you GEC and CollectorKnives. Beyond impressed :thumbsup:
     
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  11. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Remember when Mike ran smooth red bone 85s? :p:cool:

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  12. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

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    Apr 24, 2013
    Nope
     
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  13. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I know. That's because he didn't. Couldn't resist a gag... This started as an 852216 in Smooth Autumn Gold, and the previous owner gave it a RIT bath.
     
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  14. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

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    Apr 24, 2013
    Looks good
     
  15. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I did not remember the RED , but I do remember the Smooth Autumn Gold . That Red does look pretty good .
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    Harry
     
  16. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Apple picking today with bloodwood 85

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  17. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Bump for 85 pics
     
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  18. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
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    These things are sweet! Never wanted an 85 before. But now I want one...:cool:
     
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  19. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 4, 2017
    I must admit it’s a great pattern. :)
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  20. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    How many excited about the 85s?
     

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