Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Thu May 03, 2018 7:45 pm

As luck would have it I have a new to me LB that came a few days ago that I haven't had time to photograph yet. Although it's 5 years old. It's a 2013 #72, just the kind of thing that has been discussed here. Not a good example of a recent run but great example of what I have been saying and will still say. In my limited experience EVERY GEC LB I've ever had, seen, handled, bought and sold or whatever, have all wobbled, This one isn't bad, but very noticeable, probably won't bother me in most cutting, but it's a huge let down because I've had Queens and Cases for much longer than I"ve had GECs. Majority of my Cases and Queens had no wobble and they were not nail breakers. It can easily be done. Hey Moki does it ALL the time, check them out if you want a tight LB. I've had Cases that were many decades old and used and still didn't wobble like ALL my GECs have new out of the tube from current releases even. They wobble. Cost of doing business with that maker. Nothing I can do but live with it because you can't send back new GEC LB in camel bone and swap it for another. Too bad, too late, their all sold out and you take what you get, if you're lucky, and you live with it because you're not getting another. Maybe if you hunt and find one on the secondary market from a gouger looking to double or triple his money, but forget about swapping for another one from dealers, every one I buy sells out lately so you don't get a second chance. Won't happen. Same with this one, it's a 2013 so I must take whatever they give me period. No swapping for another. If I want the GEC LB, I live with whatever wobble it comes with or I'm SOL!
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu May 03, 2018 9:42 pm

I-Man, you've got me feeling even more grateful that my first camel bone 43 was rock-solid, smooth, and beautiful (the latter because the dealer put every remaining knife on the site and let customers choose their own handles). My other 43s (frontier bone and jigged green bone) are also "perfect" in my eye as I've come to expect from GEC.

If there isn't an easy exchange for this last one then I'll decide at that time if I want to toss the new one into the safe, tube and all, or contact GEC and see if they'd be able to tighten it up some.

I don't want to be "that guy" if I end up selling it down the road, the one who says "Fresh in tube just as it arrived from the factory!" instead of disclosing any issues a collector might be interested in. Neither do I want to take a bath on a knife I paid full retail for and which had an "undesirability" through no fault of my own.. ::hmm::

Your posts do have me seriously reconsidering the idea of getting a lockback from GEC should they run one in a pattern I like...

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Fri May 04, 2018 3:22 am

Well hey, I've seen a few others still for sale. You can buy another and sell your flawed one. Just a thought. I accept some wobble on these. I don't like it but I live with it. I still buy LBs that tickle my fancy and as you can see, that hasn't changed or will. I have a few that wobble in other patterns so they are what they are. Some great knives still have a bit of wobble. Oh well.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun May 13, 2018 10:43 am

GEC Northwoods Esky Zulu.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Gunstock Jack » Sun May 13, 2018 2:01 pm

Gorgeous knife there Roland.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun May 13, 2018 2:16 pm

Thank you Barry. Of all the Northwoods i think this is one of the best patterns which is a copy of an old Schrade Cut. Co. knife. But it is the very fine mammoth handles that make this Esky one of the best of the 'bunch'.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Gunstock Jack » Sun May 13, 2018 3:40 pm

Not quite as pretty ivory, but I think the Madison Barlow pattern (based on the 43 frame that was just released, BTW) is a beautiful knife:
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun May 13, 2018 3:46 pm

The Madison is Every Bit as beautiful. Barry, somehow you seem to get some of the most attractive handles on your GEC made knives. Do you hand pick them or luck of the draw ?
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Sun May 13, 2018 4:05 pm

Gorgeous knives gentlemen. Haven't had the pleasure of the Madison, but the Esky is one of the best GEC knives available.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby doglegg » Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 pm

Roland and Barry, those are both lovely.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:05 pm

New Northwoods Freemont stag, with the old blue camel bone in tow.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:04 pm

This new Fremont jack arrived today with some pretty nice Mammoth Ivory handles.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:36 pm

Man, you guys got good knives !
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:38 am

gsmith7158 wrote:This new Fremont jack arrived today with some pretty nice Mammoth Ivory handles.

Congrats gsmith, beautiful. Love the splotches and lines. Good score. Tell me did you take your time looking and pick one out that was exactly you or just find a good one and jump on it immediately like I did before it was stolen out of my cart?
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:59 am

Iman I immediately went to the second page, scrolled down about halfway and jumped on the first good one I saw and started the checkout process. I was amazed that I got it. I jumped back in to try for a stag but it was not to be. I felt fortunate to get that one. :D
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