Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:18 am

I just won a #562118 with smooth appaloosa bone on ebay. i bid because the handles look golden yellow. I hope they are.
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hmmm, i lived the pics off ebay but they do not show up here except as thumbnail, but full picture in my computer ??
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:00 pm

They do look yellow, nice one. ::tu::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:11 pm

Thanks Rob ! Does anyone have an appaloosa bone that looks like this ? I am hoping this is not computer colored.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Tsar Bomba » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:26 pm

Though I haven't seen an Appy 56 up close, I suspect that what you'll get is going to be a natural bone handle with a little bit of brown dye absorbed, kinda like some of the "empty Appy" Cases of the early 80s (some with fabulously mismatched handles where one is extremely dark and one is almost purely undyed bone). Maybe not as "golden" in hue as the pic might depict...

I guess the only way you'll know is when you see it. I dig what I'm seeing from the photos but I've always been a fan of the uneven, hard-to-predict Appy handles and I think GEC does a great job with them.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:01 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Thanks Rob ! Does anyone have an appaloosa bone that looks like this ? I am hoping this is not computer colored.
kj

I watched that very knife sell. It didn't look like yellow at all on my screen, it was white mostly with tan and brown splotches. Maybe my computer is showing bogus color. Wouldn't be the first time.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:56 pm

I think this bright yellow goes well with the handle curves of this pattern which is why i bid. This is where ebay & paypal can be helpful. If i find the color substantially different from this picture, i will return it for refund and ebay or paypal will back me if necessary. This seller's FB shows he has sold a number of GEC's that were enthusiastically received. Hence i doubt altering color is his norm.
It will be at least a week before i can get to USA P.O. to pick it up but i will post my own pictures here soon after i get it.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby dweb1897 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:05 am

KJ Whenever I see a yellow bolster I know the pic was taken inside...and the "warmth" of the pic should be adjusted down. The photo editor that comes with Windows 10 does a good job for that particular problem. Here's what your pic looks like with some of the warmth taken out. The bone still has a yellowish cast to it....It'll be interesting to see what you get
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:44 am

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Here are some photos of my pair, taken inside as well. They aren't what I would call yellow at all, but it's a timeless and classic pattern with interesting handles. I'll be surprised if you don't love it kj.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:46 am

dweb, are you saying that artificial light gives a yellow color ? There are lights with 'neutral' spectrum. I think i am not understanding what you are saying. Can you explain a bit more ?
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby dweb1897 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:52 am

kootenay joe wrote:dweb, are you saying that artificial light gives a yellow color ? There are lights with 'neutral' spectrum. I think i am not understanding what you are saying. Can you explain a bit more ?
thanks, kj

I don't think I'm the one to explain this...When I use my camera on fully automatic indoors...no flash of course I end up with a picture like this where the bolsters and blade look yellow...the photo is too warm
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When I use the photo editor to reduce the warmth I get this
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If I reduce it too much I get the blue tinge...the photo is too cool
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None of these is as good as an outdoor pic but then time and weather don't always cooperate. If I set my camera to manual adjustments I can set the white balance for the type of light I'm shooting under and get a better picture to begin with. I guess it all depends on what your camera is capable of and how capable you are at using it. Anyone who thinks the camera doesn't lie has never looked at wedding photos...the photographer's job is to make the plain look pretty and the pretty to look gorgeous.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby doglegg » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:07 pm

Good explanation and knives. ::tu::

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks. i understand your meaning now. I was over-thinking it.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:00 pm

What happened with that Bird Dog in Appaloosa bone K Joe? Was it yellow or white? Hope you have it by now and like the color, was curious about the photos vs. in hand.

Here's one that looked different in hand than pics. Either way I would have taken it. Screams elegance to me. One of the prettiest I have period. And of all my spear blades, this is the only with a wharn back up. I've been looking for a knife with a main wharn and secondary spear. Still looking. This is the next best maybe in reverse, but still has both blades at least. I've been perusing these back burner for years, waiting for my chance. Just never saw one for sale that I liked the covers on, or I could afford, or wasn't outbid on ridiculously as usual. They had some at KSF for months back in 2013-14 and the high retail price as you can see on the original package was hard to swallow. Still, stupid me didn't get one. Regretted that many times ever since. Well the guy selling this had a high opening bid, about $60 less than it says on the original package in the pics. Only two bids, one minimum last minute, and mine, a couple of bucks more. He turned off many bidders with that high opening bid and would have surely had more bids and more money for his knife if this has been allowed to go up open bidding starting at five bucks or something low. Gets more people watching, and bidding and hoping to score it. Anyway, I stole it. I couldn't believe I got it for less than it was new. When was the last time you bought an unused Northwoods for less than new price? Psychology of bidding on very low vs. very high opening bids. Makes for two different kinds of auction results, or at least I've seen over and over. Couldn't be happier with the knife, earlier GEC, old GEC snap and action, a tang stamp I don't see much or know if they use these days. Fabulous Blue Camel bone with whites and off whites, tiny bit of yellow/tan. Reminds me of a typical partially cloudy sky. I have or had half a dozen of these Northwoods Blue Camel bone covered knives and they dazzle me anyway. Great blues, great bone grains. Blue Camel Cult member.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:08 pm

Iman congrats on that presidential, they are a great knife. I love that blue camel bone! ::tu::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:10 pm

Thanks a lot gsmith, coming from you, a known Northwoods buyer, that means something. I love the pattern, just like my Northfield 54 only it's thinner, flat bolsters and bone, and two blades instead of one. Really like this pattern more and more and more. Thanks again.
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