Charlie's passion

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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby upnorth » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:07 am

JACKNIFEBEN wrote:Nice ivory handles. Think GEC could make this type of punch blade?


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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby knowtracks » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:09 pm

Sure look great Charlie!! ::tu::
Can't wait to get my hands on them ::nod:: Love the jigging


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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby Billswfl » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:59 pm

This is a great thread. I probably would not have considered picking up a Harness Jack, but after reading about their history and how Charlie had them made using the different leather punches I pulled the trigger on one of the few remaining.

Thanks Dave and Charlie.

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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby knowtracks » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:22 pm

Great lookin Jack there Bill!! ::tu:: Keep an eye on that carbon steel down there on the coast with the salty breeze. ::paranoid::

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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby vikingdog » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:05 pm

Great looking jack Bill. ::tu::
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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby Billswfl » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:57 pm

Thanks Dave & Mike. I haven't had any problem with rust down here yet. We have central air and I keep a thin coat of oil on them. We were about ten miles from the destruction of Hurricane
Charley and have been lucky so far. A hit by a big one would have me worried.

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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby knowtracks » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:01 am

How about a close up of Charlie's newest HJ's. :mrgreen: This run of knives was really well built from the examples I've seen. Good solid, stout action, great in hand old school feel, super jigging on the bone, the finest modern example of a working 1900's Harness Jack that I have held. They really went the extra mile on these! ::ds::
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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby big monk » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:50 am

Charlies HJ5 and a GEC version too !!!!___________great lookin' knives :)
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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby 2xTap » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Gorgeous knives guys, thanks for sharing.

While I like many a Jack pattern, can't really say I have warmed up to the Harness variety. But I have to admit the Ebony version GEC did, as well as the Bone one, look so good I had to get one myself. GEC #85 RHJ in Ebony is enroute. Might swing the bone handled version come payday as well.

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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby 1967redrider » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:25 am

Those are REALLY nice, I'm jonesin' for a teardrop jack with a punch now! ::ds::
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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby 2xTap » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:58 pm

Alright, my #85 Harness Jack with Improved Punch came in last week and I got to say they are sweet as sweet can get.........

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I already liked the #85 pattern after getting one of the regular versions in Cocobolo. But this Harness version just hits some of the right things for me.......

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I also like the addition of the history/description they added to the packaging.......

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Great slippie, and quickly became one of my favs from GEC.

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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby big monk » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:23 pm

Very Nice,2X !!!!!!!!!!!!!!______ I don't think it will be long,before GEC,comes out with their own, "'Easy Open"" jack ???? ::groove::
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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby upnorth » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:28 am

big monk wrote:Very Nice,2X !!!!!!!!!!!!!!______ I don't think it will be long,before GEC,comes out with their own, "'Easy Open"" jack ???? ::groove::


I hope they do! The EO feature is nice looking, and downright usefull! "Pinching" a knife open can sometimes be really handy in a (wait for it :wink: . . . . . . . .) pinch! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby 2xTap » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:06 am

big monk,

Yeah, I am expecting something along those lines. The one they did for BF was real nice.

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Re: Charlie's passion

Postby singin46 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:37 am

Yep. many thanks to Big Monk for giving me the heads up on these and I'll be ready for the next series when they're released! Charlie, you just keep amazin me brother! ::tu:: ::tu::
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