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 gsmith7158 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:27 pm

Here are a couple I have picked up recently. The Ebony single blade 78 is without a doubt one of the best made and most flawless knives I have acquired lately with a half stop and superb snap. The 56 has some excellent stag for a change but the blade operation on the main is a bit crotchity.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:39 pm

Greg, have you heard of other ebony 78's that also get very high praise ? Even the 2 blade ?
Yours is a Northfield. I have seen Tidioute with ebony. I wonder if these are also exceptionally well fitted & finished ?
I really like black ebony so i will try to find one of these. But there are potentially 4 to choose from: single or double blade ? and N. or T. ?
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:58 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, have you heard of other ebony 78's that also get very high praise ? Even the 2 blade ?
Yours is a Northfield. I have seen Tidioute with ebony. I wonder if these are also exceptionally well fitted & finished ?
I really like black ebony so i will try to find one of these. But there are potentially 4 to choose from: single or double blade ? and N. or T. ?
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Roland from what I've seen the 78's in all of their configurations were a pretty good run with some High praise specifically for the single blade model
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:26 pm

Thanks. I got so excited reading your praise for the 78 i forgot to look at the Dogleg Jack. Wow, it has The Best Stag i have seen on this knife; bolster to bolster Stag and, Slender !, both sides evenly slender. Greg without doubt you have The Best Stag handled # 56.
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Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:31 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Thanks. I got so excited reading your praise for the 78 i forgot to look at the Dogleg Jack. Wow, it has The Best Stag i have seen on this knife; bolster to bolster Stag and, Slender !, both sides evenly slender. Greg without doubt you have The Best Stag handled # 56.
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Thanks Roland! That one came from Knife Connection, I was pretty excited when I saw it.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby sunknife » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:04 pm

Two really nice knives you got there Greg. The stag on your 56 is looks great, ya knew how to pick a good one from the looks of it. ::tu::
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:31 pm

sunknife wrote:Two really nice knives you got there Greg. The stag on your 56 is looks great, ya knew how to pick a good one from the looks of it. ::tu::


Thanks Greg! I wish they would make more like that with the bark bolster to bolster and very thin. That just looks so much more appealing to my eye.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Ivoryman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 pm

Great pair gsmith, very good looking knives. For whatever it's worth I picked up two Tidioutes and two Northfields in the 78. Every one is perfect in every way: build, finishing, snap, action, centering, transitions, workings, plus beautiful bones and stag on that run. Zero issues. Nabbed two 56s and the one has weak snap and the swedge is off a bit, but otherwise nice. Great to hear others and their experience with the same patterns. Thanks. GEC might fix that crotchety action if you send it in, I don't know.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:24 am

Ivoryman, thanks for posting info on the 78's.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby Ivoryman » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:20 am

You're welcome any time, glad it was helpful. Great pattern for certain.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 pm

Here is my Stag # 56 Dogleg Jack. :wink:
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:46 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Here is my Stag # 56 Dogleg Jack. :wink:
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That's a beauty Roland! I saw an early one like that sell for $252 last night on the bay! ::tu::
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:57 pm

I watched that # 56 auction as well, had a low ball snipe but it was about $100 too low.
I actually prefer the look of this Clip blade over the 2018 Spearpoint blade for this frame.
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:52 pm

kootenay joe wrote:I watched that # 56 auction as well, had a low ball snipe but it was about $100 too low.
I actually prefer the look of this Clip blade over the 2018 Spearpoint blade for this frame.
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Yes I think the clip blade looks much better ::tu::
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Re: Show off your favorite GECs!

Postby QTCut5 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:26 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:The 56 has some excellent stag for a change but the blade operation on the main is a bit crotchity.

Greg, that stag is so fine...best I've seen on any of the recent #56 releases...it more than compensates for a bit of a crotchity opening walk, IMO.

Ivoryman, I really like the stag on your #78 as well. Well done.

All this pretty stag is giving me a stag "Jones" or a contact high!

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