Mail Call, Post Your New 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: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:38 am

While I couldn't really justify getting more than my preselected two trappers out of this recent 48 run, putting the single-blade variants out of consideration, I did manage to cash in a coupon and secure two single-blade muskrat clip knives from a recent GEC run, and I have to say that as much as I love my bloodwood 48 improved, the new 38 Special jack is quite a knife! I'm tempted to grab some back stock in that hawkbill jack GEC ran on the frame last time, too. ::paranoid::

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The bocote in particular is really checking some boxes. It has absolutely outstanding grain on both sides and F&F is excellent even with the sunken handle pins some GEC buyers loathe. It is among the top 5 or so of beautiful wood handles in my collection, and for the post-discount price I paid for both I feel like I got away with legal robbery. :lol:

CollectorKnives was even so nice as to send me a spare tube end-cap to replace the mangled one that came wedged into the tube of one of my 54s (thanks Mike & crew!). As long as they keep it up with keeping the sure thing reservations, they've got a customer for life in me. ::tu::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:01 pm

Quote Charlie C. in reference to my 2017 #48 Diamond Jack: "That new jigging came out pretty nice".
Absolutely first rate actually. My pictures were taken without the correct lighting and do not show the jigging well.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:09 pm

Tsar Bomba wrote:The bocote in particular is really checking some boxes.



Truly exceptional. A knife of real distinction. Congrats! ::groove::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:58 am

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby dweb1897 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:11 am

Here's a pair you won't see every day
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Buckibbq » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:55 pm

My latest from GEC and I'm very happy with it. Beautiful matching stag and a perfect fit and finish. Not as strong of snap as I'd like on the Spey and sheepsfoot blade, but still a quality piece of work.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Old Folder » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:51 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Two GECs Beer Scouts. One handle acrylic, the other bone.

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A tad late in responding to your above post from June 2, 2017 Quick Steel.
I normally prefer Bone handles over Acrylic, but if I had only one choice of your GEC Beer Scouts I would have that acrylic in my pocket. ::nod::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:43 pm

OH, Thank you for your comment. [Never too late.] Like you I am normally not much drawn to acrylic but in this case I thought they made a nice pairing and did think the acrylic was attractive.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:47 am

This is a recent arrival, but the color is brand new. Wanted the color darker like Sunknife did on his, so I bought dye, used a cue tip to put yellow on first, let the yellow dry, then put on smudges of red in the middle in the low spots of the jigging and here and there. Let red tack up, not totally dry, then I puddled some medium brown in the red spots and other jigging looking for a mottled look and let that stand until dry. Then a couple more coats of the same for darker color. Pretty close to the color I was looking for which was sort of old Rogers bone with the darker caramels and the lighter butterscotches, hint of dark red. Here's before and after. Easy mod that's fun to mess with and I already dyed two other knives that I always wanted darker. Had some fun with it. Tickled pink with the outcome.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:30 am

Is the top picture the 'before' the dye ?
Looking pretty 'rich' in the bottom picture.
Does the dye come off on your hand if you use it ? (meaning more than 1 or 2 cuts)
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:54 am

Here is my just arrived Northwoods Hawthorne with burnt stag handles. Made by GEC on the # 48 frame, same as the Diamond Jack & others. I tried to buy one when first released but they disappeared with minutes of going on sale. I bought this on ebay from a 'flipper' for $230, which is the max i would pay. He sold another one the following week for $300 so i did o.k. even at original price + $80 ( ? not sure if $150 was original price)
The Hawthorne came either with a clip blade as on mine or with a Wharncliffe like blade which is nowhere near as useful.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:04 am

Gorgeous stag on that Hawthorne. Great knife. Congrats, congrats, congrats. Slap yourself on the back for me.
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Once the dye is cured, totally dried, hard and buffed up, no the dye does not come off in your hand. I'll let you know if I ever get it sweaty or wet, but I can buff it with a white cloth and none comes off. Haven't used it hard yet, just opened mail, carried, played with. I'll let you know though if it starts coming off.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:44 am

kootenay joe wrote:The Hawthorne came either with a clip blade as on mine or with a Wharncliffe like blade which is nowhere near as useful.
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::uc:: I beg your pardon!!! "Wharncliffe like blade" ??? "...nowhere near as useful" ??? ::uc:: ::skeptic::

What manner of blasphemy is this? ::oh_my::

Beautiful Hawthorne, Koot. Of course, the one thing that would make it even better is...you guessed it: a Wharncliffe blade! :-P

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby dweb1897 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:03 am

The Northwoods Little Bay with bone covers cost $189.00 so I imagine $230 wasn't much above original cost.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:44 am

Quote: "I imagine $230 wasn't much above original cost."
Oh good. I wanted the knife but i did not want to encourage flipping by paying the seller an excessive profit.
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