Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Newest used pick up
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby FarSide » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:06 pm

Ivoryman wrote:Newest used pick up


Nice stag on that one.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Here's what I would imagine to be an incredible afternoon if I was a dreamer and wishing for some mythical perfect day. How about take the afternoon off on a rare kind of fabulous day around Puget Sound. Have lunch with the family. Ride the motorcycle a few miles to a quaint little town, catch a ferry boat to the other side of the Sound where you rarely go. Water is beautiful, scenery great, boats out, guys Salmon fishing right and left, Olympic Mountains ahead, Volcano mountains Rainier and Baker to the side, fall colors. 20 min ferry to Kingston where you go to the favorite watering hole of a veteran knife enthusiast, dealer, GEC collector and knife encyclopedia, one famous in certain circles. Meet at the Filling Station bar and grill. You sit in pleasant surroundings, have a few drinks or something to eat with a famous knife guy who then proceeds to pull out a table cloth and rags and white gloves, cases and tubes, to show you some of his private stash pieces and then he says he has too many knives and needs to get rid of some inventory. Then you try to keep yourself from grinning too big like an idiot, and giggling like a little kid in a candy store, trying hard not to come across too eager and simultaneously drool all over his gems. When faced with such choices the mind is boggled, the shock and gravity of it, the considering hard and fast, the decisions final. There's no second chance at a time like that. Once in a lifetime. And one in a million, or billion. The knives and the man. Not your average knife. One of a kind stag, and customization. All this made so rare by one of the friendliest, nicest, down to earth, one-of-the-boys kind of guys who seems like a friend to every man especially anyone who likes knives. That was too good to be true and a pipe dream I didn't even dare dream of until yesterday when it happened, met Gunstock Jack in his own haunts out on the Peninsula. Rain forest. Primeval feel, still feels like wilderness and separated from the mainland. Like a dream. Most people would not even get it, much less appreciate it, but I share only because I love to read stories like this and can't believe I'm relaying one, but hoped it was interesting to someone else besides me. Blown away. Seems like a dream now. Not really real like every day life. Weird. And all brought to you by the graciousness and generosity and friendship of Gunstock Jack who I met at the Oregon knife show years ago. And it goes back further 6-7 years maybe to Qtcut5 who got me into chasing knives and buying and selling and going to knife shows and shops and places where you get blades. Jack and Q are the kind of gems who were passing on the love, not gouging out the profits, letting you get stuff you couldn't get elsewhere, totally unavailable and much less than you would have to give up even if they were out there somewhere else, which they weren't. Just sharing for interested parties and passing on the good vibes of fellow blade brothers and sisters and great people out there in the knife world. My friends and family don't get it, but I knew some of you here would. Unbelievable. Thanks, thanks, thanks Q and Jack. Made some memory burn today. I'll never forget, never be able to give thanks enough. ::not_worthy::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:02 pm

Iman a fantastic Story and one which will give goose bumps to knife lovers. Ahh if we could all experience just a moment like that. ::tu::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby singin46 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Great lookin knives fellas!! Here’s my newest, just arrived today, DLT Northfield Tortoise #14! ::ds::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:47 pm

Thanks for sharing Iman; a great read. And thanks to the Lord for a great natural setting.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:00 am

Ivoryman wrote:Thanks, thanks, thanks Q and Jack. Made some memory burn today. I'll never forget, never be able to give thanks enough. ::not_worthy::

Q has made available to me some of my most treasured and personally-meaningful knives without any regard for profit.

Jack made it possible for me to lock in my first (and so far only) Ancient TC Barlow at dead retail after the much-hated "lolly scramble" had made almost all of the reservations disappear.

Both men are gems and amazing assets to the AAPK community.

Hear hear!

(Awesome story, pics, and Barlow, I-Man! ::tu::)
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:51 am

Thanks for the comments and compliments on the story Bomba, gsmith, Quick, and one of a kind knife everyone, great to see someone else gets and appreciates it. My pleasure and godspeed to all of you.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:10 am

My kind of reading Iman. I enjoyed conjuring up the feeling of a motorcycle ride in the clean crisp Fall air of the Pacific Northwest wilderness. Then the boat ride to what i perceive to be a small town or village and meeting a sincere and welcoming knife guy completes the 'perfect outing'.
I did not know that Barry is an old time well respected knife collector. I only know Barry as the friendly knife dealer who has given me some very good deals for very special knives like my ivory Whaler.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:16 pm

kootenay joe wrote:My kind of reading Iman. I enjoyed conjuring up the feeling of a motorcycle ride in the clean crisp Fall air of the Pacific Northwest wilderness. Then the boat ride to what i perceive to be a small town or village and meeting a sincere and welcoming knife guy completes the 'perfect outing'.
I did not know that Barry is an old time well respected knife collector. I only know Barry as the friendly knife dealer who has given me some very good deals for very special knives like my ivory Whaler.
kj


Well that's my term, a collector to me in that he has over the years accumulated some great stuff having had all the dealer knives pass through his hands and dealing with knife people all the time and Evan Esnyx. Then you know exactly what I mean about him letting you get a hold of knives you would never see and at very reasonable, non-gouging prices for fellow knife lovers and guys like us who would never get the chance otherwise. Sounds like you've seen what I mean, he's about the coolest knife guy I've ever met in person in my little experience. I got to know him and Derrick Bohn through years of going to the OKCA knife shows in Eugene OR, and they both treated me like old friends at first. Both great and RIP Derrick B. Miss him. Loved his designs and same with Barry and Charlie C. My favorite GEC's are all their designs and SFOs. Glad you liked the reading too, that really tickles me, appreciate the comment and it's the least I could do to share a story like that with fellow blade brothers and sisters who would appreciate it. Very unique experience for me anyway. Rare day. Thanks again all who commented.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Gunstock Jack » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:44 am

We'll do it again Iman!

Most the guys I know just get a glazed look in their eyes and back away slowly when I start talking about knives!! ::paranoid:: When I ask them what they carry, they pull out some ugly thing they picked up at the gas/groc that might cut cold butter. I don't get it. ::shrug::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:50 am

I'll be there. Looking forward to it. I know what you mean. Growing up I did the same, 10 dollar POS knives, figured if I lost them no big deal. Then a decade or so ago Q woke me up to the idea of carrying cool knives, beautiful knives, quality built knives, works of art knives. I'm more careful with them now and don't lose them as much. Well it takes some of us longer to see the light. Learned from the pros like you guys. Thanks again
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Wharnecilff » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:26 am

My first GEC purchases and so far my only ones to date .gotta save up for a while since I bought all three at the same time from Collector knives .Thanks Mike! I believe the #44-gunstock is a SFO in Cocobolo with satin blades. Think I got the last one be had in that blade option. The #48 Improved trapper in sweet pickle green bone is also fantastic. The #35 Calf Pen is robust and impressive the OD green micarta handles have wonderful depth of grain that just doesn't show up on camera...I intend to pick up another one soon..great practical edc...purchased these at the end of August 2018....may try to pick up another gunstock Jack in a different handle..really great knife..highly recommend them .
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Just Plain Dave » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 am

Oh but I desire one of those Gunstock Jacks. Budget won't allow it.
Looking for the magic penny!

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Wharnecilff » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:43 pm

Just Dave....I hear you .... Since that purchase I have been saving up towards aquiring another either cocobolo or jugged bone....stag would be great but hard to find and pricey when you do...a bunch of other GEC stuff I would like, but have to stick to my budget...difficult since I just recently retired and am having to adjust to living on a fixed income ..much less discretionary dollars to use..but it's gonna be strictly GEC and Case when I can afford them. Been drooling over a Case Tribal lock in Blue Giraffe bone or smooth antique bone.....ahh well budget is good training for impulse control .


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