Quick Steel wrote:If it had arrived in my mail box I'd give the delivery person a big tip. She's a beauty. How is the build quality?
One thing I noticed right away on both my Abalone GEC / Bulldogs is that they used the real Abalone, not the looking glass but maybe GEC wasn't using the looking glass back in 2009-10. I was darn lucky with this one...the back springs, bolsters and the top of the blades were just starting to show some rust. It took me several hours to clean it up for pictures and still have some work to do. Fortunatley the bolster with the S# was okay. The seller didn't disclose the problems with the knife but I got it at a good price. As hard as these GEC / Bulldogs are to find I'm happy to have it. The build quality is excellent...half stops on all 4 blades, perfect fit on the shield and bolsters, no rub on the blades and good pull. I'm not a big fan of the nail nicks but that's Bulldog's style. My only criticism is the back springs aren't quite flush with the blades in the open position.