Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:10 pm

KJ, the 13 whittler is an underappreciated GEC. That looks like a nice one, I finished runner-up to yourself. Enjoy, if you don't, send me a pm. :D

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:33 pm

Thanks Robbobus. Seller did not give a picture to see how thick the handle pieces are but i think they are fairly thin. Fat stag would make for an Ugly knife. GEC does not have "Production Totals" posted for 2017 so i don't know how many of these #13 Congress Whittlers in stag are 'out there'.
I was prepared to pay quite a bit more than i did. If you really want one i think a higher bid for the next one is needed. I can see these selling around $150. 3 5/8" is a sweet size so it should be quite a desirable knife. Maybe it just needs to 'catch on' ?
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby m0nk » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:05 am

KJ, when your new #13 arrives, please post a description of the pull. Based solely on my #47, my working theory is that swayback patterns will have a lighter pull due to the back curved backspring. Can anyone comment on their swaybacks' pull weights and either support or refute this theory?

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby hivoltage777 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:25 am

Couple more pics just to share. Grabbed a couple special 43’s and the camel bone orange is very nice. The proto came out almost like a grapefruit color. I like the size and heft but the pull is surprisingly light. Not sure what I think about this but overall a great pattern. Very large pocket knife. Sorry some of the photos are sideways.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:30 am

O.K. It will be about 2 weeks before i can post pics & comments.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:19 am

hivoltage777 wrote:Couple more pics just to share. Grabbed a couple special 43’s and the camel bone orange is very nice. The proto came out almost like a grapefruit color. I like the size and heft but the pull is surprisingly light. Not sure what I think about this but overall a great pattern. Very large pocket knife. Sorry some of the photos are sideways.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby DM11 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:20 am

This 43 came in today.
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Postby hivoltage777 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:16 am

I like the antique green! I don’t know if I’d carry it but it’s beautiful. ::tu::

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby JohnR » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:40 pm

So far I only picked up one of the 43's,a Camel bone. Very nice knife.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:05 am

As kootenay joe knows, living north of the 49th parralel has a few disadvantages. The biggest being a lack of shipping options to Canada. Some retailers are quite reasonably priced, some not so much, and others not at all. (Alas, 5 years ago USPS 1st class was about !3.50 for a small box) So whats a collector to do? The cross border parcel pickup of course! I made some time this weekend to slip down and gather my goodies.

The 47 Harvester in natural stag is nice. I had one already, but this one was a good price. ::super_happy:: The pile side is a bit funky looking colourwise but matches well in terms of thickness and texture. I quite like it. The 48 blows me away the prices these sell for on the bay - truly a great knife and they are underprices on the bay at auction.

Now, the 78s. These turned out great. Wonderful fit and finish, walk and talk is outstanding on all 6 blades on these four knives. I particularly like the 2 blade models, couldn't pick a winner between the wood and stag if I had to. The criticism of the main being hard to access is not unwarranted, I have no problemb but they could have put an eo nock in the frame for the pen blade and lowered it 3mm. The stag of the single blade is a little meh, but would be great in pocket. The Risner sfo is beautiful. I have had the Northwoods a while but thought it belonged.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:30 am

56s. These dogleg jacks may be whats responsible for my GEC affinity. My 2010 snakewood has been in my pocket regularly for 8 years now. How time flies. This time around I was only going for a stag. The Appaloosa was too good looking to pass on and I ended with a 2 and 1 blade. Future classics. The 2nd stag was a torture purchase. I was happy with my initial purchase, but a retailer was a little late listing theirs. My 2nd languished on the world wide web for 2 or 3 days. I could not believe no one clicked on it. Bolster to end cap deep grooves, well matched. Now one of the best hafted stag knives of my collection, right up with my 2010 Genuine stag. I do wish they would start putting the shiel pin back in the shieldless stags, it was a nice touch. 56 family shot included. My snakewood had the most incredible figuring when new, now its quite dark and looks more like used cocobolo.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby m0nk » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:57 am

robbobus wrote: So whats a collector to do? The cross border parcel pickup of course! I made some time this weekend to slip down and gather my goodies.


robbobus, that's quite a haul! In a single pickup?! Wow, thanks for sharing, and for including the NW's. I agree, they belong. Love the SFOs - Red Risner 78, Charlie C. 48... Definitely hit after hit! Which ones are users? Safe queens? Investment pieces? Kid in a candy store!!

Just yesterday I used my 48 to slice up some barbeque that was too tough for the flimsy disposable plastic fork and knife. Not sure if I'd use a Charlie C 48 like that, but it will definitely make short work of some brisket!

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:38 am

I felt like a kid on a knife store for sure. 6 above came back with me this trip, 2 the week before returned with my snowbird parents and the others came direct over the winter. None of these are scheduled to become users, they will be studied and appreciated parts of the collection. I have a few dozen GEC users already and like to keep most additions as they come from the factory. Likely 2/3s of my users got their patinas started elsewhere. I added a Titusville farmers jack in stag and ats34 a few weeks back to the rotation, as well as an AGR funny folder. The funny folder IS a fun knife, wicked grind too. Last new GEC user was a factory 2nd 77 in stag to join a 77 in cocobolo user.

And I was able to purchase the elusive 43 stag today. ::ds:: These are good knife times to be alive right now.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:48 am

I should not be buying anymore new knives but the KSF mail out yesterday saying Stag #43 have arrived got me just 'having a look'. THere were still about 15 Stag 43's left and i was surprised that ALL had some of the best Stag GEC has used in the last few years. I saw one that has my name on it. Slow internet meant a full 5 minutes trying to pay. I thought for sure i would get 'scooped' before my payment went through. But luck was on my side and this very fine slim Stag knife is on it's way to me.
The email from KSF saying knife has shipped shows a "Buffalo Leather Pocketslip-Large" is included. I did not order this intentionally. Do they all come with a "pocketslip" ? or did i need to 'uncheck' a box when ordering ?
If you also bought a Stag #43 how about posting the pictures.
Only thing that could have made this knife even better is a shield. Picture it with a shield in your mind's eye: see, it looks even better.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:38 pm

Beauty KJ, sweet stag, nice that it's not too thick and bulky and fabulous texture and look. Oozing varying character. Love grooves and bumps and you nailed both. Great pick. And sooooooooooo good to see there's no shield messing up/covering up/hiding the antler. Looks way better uninterrupted like this, I like metal on the bolsters and spine, not out in the middle of beautiful scale material. It would be a blemish on stag like this. Great antler, fabulous looking knife, home run, again.
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