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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:06 pm
by Just Plain Dave
As a matter of fact today the answer is yes.
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:36 pm
by jmh58
Ivoryman wrote:You'll never regret having that Viper around. Niiiiiiiiice.
Thanks!!! John :D

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:29 am
by Tsar Bomba
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?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:53 am
by 313 Mike
That is a nice one Tony, like the shield too. How are the pulls? Nail breakers?

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:31 am
by Tsar Bomba
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.

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:08 am
by 313 Mike
Tsar Bomba wrote:
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.

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:24 am
by J1890
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?

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:31 pm
by Tsar Bomba
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::
J1890 wrote:
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...

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:40 pm
by J1890
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.

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 pm
by J1890
Going all GEC today ::tu::
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Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:28 am
by Tsar Bomba
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:

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:20 am
by Ivoryman
Orange Tidioute 73

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:06 am
by J1890
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?

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:11 am
by Tsar Bomba
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:

Re: Is your EDC a GEC?

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 5:42 am
by Ivoryman
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.
That is some good looking two tone bone Bomba.