Show off your favorite GECs!

GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:04 pm

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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:31 am

Ivoryman, quite a display of straight edges !
And Q.S. WOW ! i think you dug deeply into your pockets. The Lumberjack is pretty unique. I would like to know if the saw blade saws.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:54 am

kj, Wish I could answer your question about the saw but for obvious reasons I will refrain from testing it. It appears and feels as though it could do some light sawing.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby m0nk » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:37 am

Ivoryman, that's a mighty fine looking collection you've got there. Thanks for sharing the pics. How long did it take to amass such a swarm of wharns?

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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:19 am

Thanks mOnk, seems like about the last five years or so that the addiction to wharns has been strongest. Seems to me they are a little more rare and a little more sought after so it's a double whammy but I like the blades and they do whatever I need and then some. Thanks and keep your eyes out for them because people like me are always competing for them.
Thanks KJ, coming from you considering your pile, that means something. Appreciate it.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby sunknife » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:10 pm

Very nice collection of wharns Ivoryman, thanks for giving us a look. ::tu::

A lot of knife in those two QuickSteel, pretty unique pattern. ::tu::
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:37 pm

Couple more, thanks guys
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:53 pm

Ivoryman do you also have vintage Sheffield folders with a Wharncliffe master ? It is a relatively short stout blade, i.e. what a purist would refer to as a "true Wharncliffe".
I hope your Wharncliffe ways have taken you to Sheffield, home of "The Wharnees".
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:11 pm

Sorry no English knives in my roll. Relatively new to the game.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:45 am

"Sorry no English knives in my roll. Relatively new to the game"
The vintage Sheffield knives will impress and even amaze you especially when you realize all made with hand tools including a bow drill to make pivot holes etc., yet as precise as laser guided robots.
Knife collecting offers millions of knives and thousands of knife types. It is not possible to investigate them all but it is worthwhile to be 'open' to all knife styles.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Ivoryman » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:59 am

To tell you the truth I had friends/acquaintances growing up who had Triumphs, Nortons, MGs and Minis. That cured me. After being around them and seeing what they were like I have shied away from British manufacturing and production and never wanted a British product/machine/tool for myself. I know some like Sheffield knives, but I have Norton, MG and Minis ringing in my ears, kind of ruined it for me. Maybe their knives are better than some of their cars and bikes. I don't know and haven't bothered to investigate.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:05 pm

Knives made in Sheffield from about 1830 up to WW I are the best knives EVER made, including today's high end customs. And they were made with old hand tools, no power tools. For example the pivot holes in blade tangs, steel liners etc, were done with a 'bow drill', move the bow back and forth and the string rotates the drill bit and they got a hole as precise as a laser guided robotic drill.
This of course is not the case for every knife made in Sheffield, but it is for a great many of them.
WE tend to think that 'progress' means that articles made currently are better than they ever have been. But the opposite is true. Carpentry like furniture making 150 years ago had tradesman more highly skilled than they are today and in general the same is true for cutlers.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby QTCut5 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:18 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Knives made in Sheffield from about 1830 up to WW I are the best knives EVER made, including today's high end customs. kj

Roland, I would really like to see a side-by-side comparison to prove your fantastic claim because I am highly skeptical of your incredibly broad generalization about the ultimate superiority of pre-WW I Sheffield knives over modern high-end customs. They may be the best knives made entirely by hand tools, but the best EVER, unconditionally...seriously? ::skeptic::

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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby DM11 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:41 pm

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Quick Steel, both of those are very nice! That Lumberjack is great. 8) ::tu::
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:47 pm

Thank you David. They do have the too common GEC issue of being way too difficult to open. I consider this a defect, not a mark of quality.
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