Is your EDC a GEC?

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Just Plain Dave » Fri May 12, 2017 12:06 pm

As a matter of fact today the answer is yes.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby jmh58 » Fri May 12, 2017 12:36 pm

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat May 13, 2017 1:29 am

Bought an extra oily creek bone #54 to add to the EDC pile, and glad I did. What a hunk of knife, a perfect LFP companion. Carried it today, fantastic slicer and an ideal worry stone. Looking forward to the M&G moose on this frame.

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby 313 Mike » Sat May 13, 2017 1:53 am

That is a nice one Tony, like the shield too. How are the pulls? Nail breakers?
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat May 13, 2017 3:31 am

313 Mike wrote:That is a nice one Tony, like the shield too. How are the pulls? Nail breakers?

Dealer called 'em an 8. After a couple drops of Liquid Bearings, I'd say the pull is more like a 7 on the spear and a 6.5 on the clip.

If you've ever wrassled open a late model NOS Camillus #27 with dried-out oil and unused backsprings you'd know what I consider a 10 in pull. 8 would be something like my Boker whittler with two springs under the main - the pull sometimes "surprises" ya. The GEC springs are big and the blades are stout but all that leverage from such a long blade makes the pull fairly easy on both sides.

This knife is not for close-in detail work, though. It's well over 4" long and has two bona fide master blades. It's a medium-heavy duty workin' slipjoint. Sure does look nice though.

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby 313 Mike » Sat May 13, 2017 10:08 am

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313 Mike wrote:That is a nice one Tony, like the shield too. How are the pulls? Nail breakers?

Dealer called 'em an 8. After a couple drops of Liquid Bearings, I'd say the pull is more like a 7 on the spear and a 6.5 on the clip.

If you've ever wrassled open a late model NOS Camillus #27 with dried-out oil and unused backsprings you'd know what I consider a 10 in pull. 8 would be something like my Boker whittler with two springs under the main - the pull sometimes "surprises" ya. The GEC springs are big and the blades are stout but all that leverage from such a long blade makes the pull fairly easy on both sides.

This knife is not for close-in detail work, though. It's well over 4" long and has two bona fide master blades. It's a medium-heavy duty workin' slipjoint. Sure does look nice though.


Thanks for the break down Tony, a big stout knife is bound to have stout springs, only right.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby J1890 » Sat May 13, 2017 11:24 am

Tsar Bomba wrote:Bought an extra oily creek bone #54 to add to the EDC pile, and glad I did. What a hunk of knife, a perfect LFP companion. Carried it today, fantastic slicer and an ideal worry stone. Looking forward to the M&G moose on this frame.

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T, how does this compare in size to the 23?
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat May 13, 2017 1:31 pm

313 Mike wrote:Thanks for the break down Tony, a big stout knife is bound to have stout springs, only right.

No doubt. It's not for someone with small hands or small cutting jobs, I think. :lol: It made fast work of my steak & eggs this morning though. ::nod::

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Tsar Bomba wrote:Bought an extra oily creek bone #54 to add to the EDC pile, and glad I did. What a hunk of knife, a perfect LFP companion. Carried it today, fantastic slicer and an ideal worry stone. Looking forward to the M&G moose on this frame.

T, how does this compare in size to the 23?

I've never had a 23 in hand but according to the GEC specs it's 1/8th inch longer than the 54. I imagine it's also wider because it's a trapper pattern.

Just noticed that one of the dealers has the ebony 23 available with that drop-point skinner blade and a pen/small spear secondary. I've got some pondering to do...

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby J1890 » Sat May 13, 2017 1:40 pm

Tsar Bomba wrote:Just noticed that one of the dealers has the ebony 23 available with that drop-point skinner blade and a pen/small spear secondary. I've got some pondering to do...


I had one of those in bone handle. Nice knife, you will not be disappointed.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby J1890 » Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 pm

Going all GEC today ::tu::
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri May 19, 2017 1:28 am

Even the watch pocket knife is a load! ::uc:: Hope you've got a sturdy belt, my friend. ::tu::

I am glad to see you're loving the ironwood. I haven't let the oily creek leave my side basically since I got it. :lol:

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Ivoryman » Sat May 27, 2017 3:20 am

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby J1890 » Sat May 27, 2017 11:06 am

Ivoryman wrote:Orange Tidioute 73

Iman, that orange is sweet. Yet another from a great collection.

After a long week at work, I'm going a little bananas ::sotb:: I think I'll shop for a new knife ::hmm::
I'm going to tote these three. I'll probably be leaning to one side as I walk.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun May 28, 2017 12:11 am

J1890 wrote:I'm going to tote these three. I'll probably be leaning to one side as I walk.

The key is proper load distribution. You've gotta put the sunfish on one side, the trapper on the other, and the 54 in the back pocket. *

* Disclaimer: Make sure your belt's sturdy before attempting this. :lol:

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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Postby Ivoryman » Sun May 28, 2017 5:42 am

J1890 wrote:
Ivoryman wrote:Orange Tidioute 73

Iman, that orange is sweet. Yet another from a great collection.

After a long week at work, I'm going a little bananas ::sotb:: I think I'll shop for a new knife ::hmm::
I'm going to tote these three. I'll probably be leaning to one side as I walk.
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Thanks bud, great looking one on the left, what is that a Yankee Jack 77? Love the curve of the spine on that spear. Great color on all those, but the lefty is my kind of style.
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