Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby JohnR » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:31 pm

Nice looking Hawthorne KJ, looks like a good one to carry.

Picked up several at the Rendezvous, they had a bunch of stag knives from 2012 and 2013, don't know where they found them. Besides the stag got a 36 Sunfish parts knife, a 74 Mustang ebony, the 38 Rendezvous knife with the higher grade Abalone and a 92 Eureka jack in black acrylic that I think is a one off knife. Also bought a Whaler from someone that was attending and selling some knives.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:07 pm

John, wow, 9 new GEC knives. Quite a haul. I sure like the Whaler with Kingwood (?)
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby JohnR » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:55 pm

Thank you KJ, the tube is marked ebony wood, I think this is Macassar ebony with the streaks.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Buckibbq » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:31 pm

JohnR wrote:Nice looking Hawthorne KJ, looks like a good one to carry.

Picked up several at the Rendezvous, they had a bunch of stag knives from 2012 and 2013, don't know where they found them. Besides the stag got a 36 Sunfish parts knife, a 74 Mustang ebony, the 38 Rendezvous knife with the higher grade Abalone and a 92 Eureka jack in black acrylic that I think is a one off knife. Also bought a Whaler from someone that was attending and selling some knives.

Hey John-
What a great score at the Rendezvous! I'd love to have that whittler pattern shown in the first pic, top left. Can you tell me the number/name of that one? Any other info? Thanks!

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:45 pm

I am not John but also like the 3 blade equal end knife in top picture. I think it might be a 3 spring Cattle knife ?
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby JohnR » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Thanks guys, it's a 79 Workhorse Whittler, it really is a great knife, I hope they do another run of these, they are 3 spring. this was the only one of the store knives I bought where you could find any type of defect, there is a slight gap between one of the springs. What really impressed me is how nice and equal the pulls are on the 3 blades.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:16 pm

John, GEC, or anybody can call it a whittler, but by accepted definition it is not a whittler.
A whittler is a 2 spring, 3 blade knife in which the thicker master blade abuts both springs.
Cattle knives often have a large equal end frame like your # 79, but usually have 2 springs and 3 blades.
A 3 spring knife with only 3 blades is i think a rather new 'invention' and as yet has no generally accepted name as far as i know.
If anyone has a vintage 3 blade, 3 spring knife i would like to see it.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby JohnR » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:36 pm

Just going by the name GEC gave it, also called the Montana pattern, its also a sleeve board, main blade end larger than the other although my pictures don't show it well.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:11 pm

Sleeveboard ! Whoa, i didn't see that. In degrees of sleeveboardiness, this one would be a Slight Sleeveboard, opposite end from Jumbo Sleeveboard.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:12 pm

QTCut5 wrote:
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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Sounds like you don't have many Wharncliffes? Or don't know how to use them.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:07 am

A 2011 # 46 Whaler with stag just sold on ebay for $1000.00. The stag was very poor, only a small amount of brown bark in the middle, all the rest, white. Definitely a popular pattern.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:59 pm

"Sounds like you don't have many Wharncliffes"

Probably dumb to respond but it gives me a chance to show more knives:
Jos. Rodgers 'His Majesty' stag Wharncliffe whittler
Joel Chamblin pearl Wharncliffe pen

I have quite a few wharncliffe knives & blades. That leaves your second thought, that i don't know how to use one. That is a possibility; i.e. i don't know what i don't know.
Could you make a short video on "How to get the most from your Wharncliffe blade". If it was good, a lot of people would benefit from seeing it.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:36 pm

kootenay joe wrote:"Sounds like you don't have many Wharncliffes"

Probably dumb to respond to a troll but it gives me a chance to show more knives:

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:11 am

I resisted acquiring one of these 66 calf ropers, but eventually succumbed to the temptation :). The dark vintage looking stag is what pushed me over the edge.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:31 am

Nice stockman 'ralph' ! The 66 frame has gentle curves and is the perfect size (3 1/2"). I have a # 66, two blade pen with elephant ivory handles.
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