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 Post subject: 53 Muskrat fans?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:54 pm 
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Show 'em if you got 'em. :) Honestly, what with their duplicity of blades, they've never really appealed to me but I've been thinking I might try one anyway. I think I can learn to love it. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:36 pm 
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I thought the same thing...probably because I was listening to everyone else say the same thing " duplicity of blades",but then I realized,hey this is the same blade as the stockman with the exception of the nail nick moved further down the blade and now I have two.......glass half empty half full theory....

Really though.I'm a fan of the equal end pattern in this size,,it just fits the hand right and it's just as comfortable in the pocket...when you look at the MFT the sheepfoot blade is exposed more from the frame and I prefer to use this blade and keep the muskrat blade closed..a heck more comfortable.

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So what you're looking at is a NF Snakewood Muskrat 07',GEC MFT Red Stag 10',GEC B.S. Muskrat 08',NF B.S.Muskrat 08',NF MFT B.S. 10' and NF Gen. Stag Stockman 11'....and what's interesting you'll notice nail nicks change thickness on the 07' and 08' between the NF and GEC.


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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:04 pm 
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Well I am showing my 53 but I do not think she is a Muskrat.

GEC 538308 Horsecut Stained Green Tea #016 of 50 SS 4"

It is hard to understand the two or 3 differant paterns with the same patern number?/// 53

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Never been one much for the Muskrat pattern either. But not too long ago I manage to get a group of Queen-built Robeson Improved Muskrats and since then I kind of warmed up to the pattern. After those I jumped at a couple deals for some earlier Great Eastern pieces.

I'm really liking them.........

2007 Northfield #53 in Snakewood:
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2008 GEC #53 in Stag:
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Been eyeing a couple of the Furtaker variants as a possible next purchase.

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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ME TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::groove::


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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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Looking good, folks. The red stag and snakewood examples look especially nice.


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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:42 am 
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Monk.....


Quite the trifecta from the first run....looks goooood

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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Well, I'll have one more to add to this thread in a little while. Just ordered one of the 2010 Furtaker Muskrats in Antique Amber Bone.

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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i'll try to sort thru some of mine. i like the profile of the straight musk cuban best but have quite a few of the fur musks also. for a musk they have a heavier wider blade than many other companies. have done a few squirrels with one of mine in yellow rose but i think the blade profiles are better suited for rabbits & larger game even up to texas whitetail. HiPower--- i believe the only 2 acrylics made with the same blades at each end were the grits & molasses & the fall harvest.i'll try to research it more in a day or two.

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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And HiPower...one more ....Twilight Acrylic as Monk shows us..but that was it.....all the others were bone,but I'm gonna wait and see if you can pull any unknowns from your collections.

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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stag,1095--stag,440c--fallharvest,1095--jigged bubinga ?,1095--grits &molasses,1095--stag,440c--stag,1095. these are the standards.
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rhubarb,1095--stag,1095--red stag,440c--yellowrose,1095. these are some of the hybrids, i have a horsecut walnut & maybe a coupal more but this is the majority.[ i believe] the twilight was a 1st viewing for myself.HiPower

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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Lots more to choose from !!!!!!________all the photos,below are borrowed from dealers,and all these knives are,still for sale **** ::tu::


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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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big monk Hello;

I see your 07'Antique Green Bone. Is that the same as "Horsecut Stained Green Tea" ?

They look so much alike (except the jigging). Best to see in hand to get the total look.

See my photo scroll up
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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
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They are different knives___but do look alike,don't they***** :)

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 Post subject: Re: 53 Muskrat fans?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:25 pm 
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This one arrived from CK just a couple days ago. GEC Furtaker Muskrat in Antique Amber.......

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I really like the bone on these. Some of the best looking bone they have put on any of 440-C bladed stuff IMHO. Here it is with it's brother.......

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