Is your EDC a GEC?

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: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by RalphAlsip » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:24 pm

These end up in my pocket often (not at the same time).
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:59 pm

I like that BF 35 Jerry. ::tu:: My stag 35 is a favorite carry of mine. ::nod::
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by Ivoryman » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:36 am

14 smooth autumn gold bone
Northwoods Bear Lake Sambar
85 Smooth ivory bone
66 Antique autumn bone
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by J1890 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Just got these and they will be in my pockets!
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by Ivoryman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:29 am

Nice ones J1890, I love the orange 43. And I believe that Northwoods was on my watch list, unmistakable with that half and half color on that side. Glad you scored it, Congrats, Kudu you do. And good for you. That is a beauty. Well, both. Congrats and sweet show.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by Tsar Bomba » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:04 am

I'm inclined to say that, even in a year with as many big hits as 2018, the orange camel bone 43s might be the pinnacle of the GEC factory full runs. Mine needs a good polishing... ::paranoid:: ::smirk::
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by J1890 » Sat May 11, 2019 12:29 pm

Tsar Bomba wrote:I'm inclined to say that, even in a year with as many big hits as 2018, the orange camel bone 43s might be the pinnacle of the GEC factory full runs. Mine needs a good polishing... ::paranoid:: ::smirk::
I agree with you there. What a great knife.

I also like the 66
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Sat May 11, 2019 5:36 pm

The 66 stockman is a winner. I have more than a few. :D
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by Ivoryman » Sat May 11, 2019 7:50 pm

I also like the 66
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Great shot, great knife, good background and great wine color in the bones J1890. Nice all around.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by J1890 » Sun May 12, 2019 12:10 am

Ivoryman wrote:I also like the 66
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Great shot, great knife, good background and great wine color in the bones J1890. Nice all around.[/quote]

Thanks Iman! That blue bone is fantastic! ::tu::
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by Tsar Bomba » Sun May 19, 2019 5:29 pm

Latest addition to the EDC box.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 19, 2019 6:49 pm

Iman, what is the blue jack knife ? Tidioute 78 ? Northwoods ?? It is very attractive. I would like to find one.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:12 am

Last year Mark (sharpnshinyknives) kindly sold me one of his two Stag "Stockyard Whittler" #29 at his cost. I had been unable to land one in the 'scramble' so i was very pleased. As soon as i unwrapped the knife it spoke to me in a way no other GEC had. I did not want to put it away. I wanted to keep it with me so i began carrying it daily.
It soon became obvious what an excellent design this knife is. Three springs so really not a whittler, master is a clip blade which i think is the most useful of all blade profiles so excellent choice for a master blade. The problem with most multiblade knives is that the blade spines project high enough above the handle edges that when you need to grip firmly with one blade open, it can be uncomfortable enough to limit your grip strength. This Stockyard Whittler has an awl and sheepsfoot secondaries and both lie low, just a bit higher than the handle edges. With clip blade open i can squeeze the handle as hard as i am capable without any discomfort. Even the clip blade lies low enough that i can grip hard with either of the other 2 blades open.
Usually a sheepsfoot blade is deep, spine to edge, and thus 'sits high' when closed. But with the #29 the sheepsfoot has a narrow profile and so is not in the way.
I see an awl as very important in a folding knife. Notice how often you see a tipped clip blade ? That's because the knife does not have an awl. With an awl you can poke at things, even pry gently and save the tip of your clip.
This knife has very attractive stag and although it looks a bit thick, it feels great in hand and i don't even notice it in my pocket.
All these positive attributes i discovered after carrying & using it. I did not decide to carry it because of these features. Seems more like the knife picked me.
I expect this to be my EDC until my EOD. I hope there will be enough time to wear down the stag a little which i think will make it look even better.
Thanks Mark for sending me this knife.
kj
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by FarSide » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:32 am

I have to agree with you a 100%. The #29 is great pattern. I was fortunate enough to pick up a really nice stag one with even thin covers. I often can't choose between my Osage or the stag. The stag usually wins :)
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:32 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:12 am
Last year Mark (sharpnshinyknives) kindly sold me one of his two Stag "Stockyard Whittler" #29 at his cost. I had been unable to land one in the 'scramble' so i was very pleased. As soon as i unwrapped the knife it spoke to me in a way no other GEC had. I did not want to put it away. I wanted to keep it with me so i began carrying it daily.
It soon became obvious what an excellent design this knife is. Three springs so really not a whittler, master is a clip blade which i think is the most useful of all blade profiles so excellent choice for a master blade. The problem with most multiblade knives is that the blade spines project high enough above the handle edges that when you need to grip firmly with one blade open, it can be uncomfortable enough to limit your grip strength. This Stockyard Whittler has an awl and sheepsfoot secondaries and both lie low, just a bit higher than the handle edges. With clip blade open i can squeeze the handle as hard as i am capable without any discomfort. Even the clip blade lies low enough that i can grip hard with either of the other 2 blades open.
Usually a sheepsfoot blade is deep, spine to edge, and thus 'sits high' when closed. But with the #29 the sheepsfoot has a narrow profile and so is not in the way.
I see an awl as very important in a folding knife. Notice how often you see a tipped clip blade ? That's because the knife does not have an awl. With an awl you can poke at things, even pry gently and save the tip of your clip.
This knife has very attractive stag and although it looks a bit thick, it feels great in hand and i don't even notice it in my pocket.
All these positive attributes i discovered after carrying & using it. I did not decide to carry it because of these features. Seems more like the knife picked me.
I expect this to be my EDC until my EOD. I hope there will be enough time to wear down the stag a little which i think will make it look even better.
Thanks Mark for sending me this knife.
kj
Roland, that is very kind of you. That’s some high praise for this knife. It is a very usable knife. You make some great points about why it’s so user friendly. That one does have some drop dead gorgeous stag on it too. Hope it continues to bring you joy for a lifetime.
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