- Jan 29, 2016
A stag #18 coyote that I ended up selling
My first GEC was very kindly gifted to me by Will Power and it's just a great 66 slim in saw cut rust red bone. I managed to lose it inside my car seat for a bit over a year but found it again last autumn. Not it brings me a lot of joy again, when I carry it.
The first one I bought myself was a 73 jack, which I don't carry that often anymore, but it's a fine knife as well, even though it came with a couple of flaws.
My first GEC actually came from this gentleman’s collection. I got second place in a GAW he ran, and @rswanson , the one who took first place, allowed me first choice. I’ve seen GEC’s all over this forum, but never thought a whole lot about them. So I thought it’d be neat to try one firsthand.
This 73 Cocobolo STL kicked off a great appreciation for GEC’s and traditionals in general. It also toughened up my fingernails a bit too, haha.
And that one has rather light pulls for a 73.
Both knives are very nice Del . Just a suggestion on making an 83's lock a little smoother that I had to do on one that I bought for a gift and would not give because of the Lock . I am sure that you have already oiled it and blown it out . I used the corner of my Wooden work bench to continually press the Latch against until it became much smoother . It felt like on mine that I was just removing an edge or blur that I could not see . I was not too unhappy about not gifting it because it has some pretty nice Stag on it and I gifted a Jigged Bone version instead .
The #83 arrived a few days before the #77's even though I paid for the #77's first.
I've used this #77 often (now retired ) and the #83 remains BNIT due to the stiff lock (hard for me to close ).