Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby TravisB » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:04 am

kootenay joe wrote:Red Micarta looks GREAT !
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Thanks KJ ::tu::

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Postby kootenay joe » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:09 am

You are welcome Travis. Is it a linen Micarta ? I want to keep an eye out for a GEC with this same red Micarta, which could be either canvas or linen.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:47 am

TravisB wrote:Picked up this 77 double blade, in micarta recently :D

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The 77 is a very nice jack knife. I used to have one but recently traded it for a stockman.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby TravisB » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:18 am

kootenay joe wrote:You are welcome Travis. Is it a linen Micarta ? I want to keep an eye out for a GEC with this same red Micarta, which could be either canvas or linen.
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It is Red linen ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby TravisB » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:20 am

KnifeSlinger#81 wrote:
TravisB wrote:Picked up this 77 double blade, in micarta recently :D

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The 77 is a very nice jack knife. I used to have one but recently traded it for a stockman.


It is very nice, I was surprised how similar it is to a 78 double blade ::hmm::

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Postby robbobus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:06 pm

The 77 and 78 are very similar,but different knives. Here are a few of mine side by side. The 78 has a rounded bolster 77 is more squared off. In hand, the handles are also more rounded width wise on the 78, with the 77 being more square.
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The blade stock is ever so slightly thicker in the 78, likely in the 1/64" range. 77 is very close to flush in all 3 positions, 78 slightly proud at 1/2 stop.
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The blade width if the 78 is greater on both main and pen. Different style of tang on the pens as well.
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Came in an awesome red linen micarta as well.
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All in, some of the best medium sized jacks in existence, imo.

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Postby Ivoryman » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:58 pm

Nice ones robbobus, I love the 77 and 78. Good assessment.
This flew in a couple days ago. Had to give it a while. See what I mean Sunknife? Anyway it's a great knife and concept no doubt. Great build, transitions, snap, feel, tight no wobble lock up, everything works like a charm. I like the wharn like you wouldn't even believe, just find the clip and the whole frame longer and heavier than I thought it would feel and I don't know, not me. There came with it a bit of bolster rub as you can see in the close ups, doesn't bother me, but does some people. Thank KnifeConnection for that, they had it in the tube barely wrapped in the wax paper and since it's a bigger knife it flopped around during shipping and had worn through the wax paper on the ends. The KnifeConnection had it flopping around in an oversized padded envelope so it traveled around in the envelope. So anyway, it has bolster rub and very hard to see, but I caught the beginnings of blade rub on the wharncliffe for all to see. I opened it a couple of times, both blades, took pics, never carried or handled. This is how it left KnifeConnection. Kind of lame by the factory and the dealers, not to put something in there so they don't flop around. I do anyway. If you're interested in this one with said issues fully disclosed, PM me and lets make a deal. I'll let you have it for a bit less than the dealers, just trying to recoup and move on, not for me, great knife but I know I'll never carry it. Otherwise I'll have to do business with the beast that is eeeeeeeeeeebbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Let me know if anyone is interested.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby TravisB » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:48 am

robbobus wrote:The 77 and 78 are very similar,but different knives. Here are a few of mine side by side. The 78 has a rounded bolster 77 is more squared off. In hand, the handles are also more rounded width wise on the 78, with the 77 being more square. 15531080044897062408540832454402.jpg
The blade stock is ever so slightly thicker in the 78, likely in the 1/64" range. 77 is very close to flush in all 3 positions, 78 slightly proud at 1/2 stop.15531082649843710164274312327443.jpg
The blade width if the 78 is greater on both main and pen. Different style of tang on the pens as well.15531083710067793621456996941254.jpg
Came in an awesome red linen micarta as well.15531085478916475153943493153239.jpg
All in, some of the best medium sized jacks in existence, imo.


Great knives Robbobus! Yes the double 77’s 78’s are among my favourites, thanks for the pics ::tu:: :D

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:27 pm

Just got this in. 46 Whaler in desert ironwood. Can’t believe my luck. I was the only bidder on this the other night on eBay, and his starting price was very reasonable. I just love it when small sellers get ignored by the crowd.
This one is a good looking knife. Like it much better than the muscle bone version.
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Postby FarSide » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:14 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:Just got this in. 46 Whaler in desert ironwood. Can’t believe my luck. I was the only bidder on this the other night on eBay, and his starting price was very reasonable. I just love it when small sellers get ignored by the crowd.
This one is a good looking knife. Like it much better than the muscle bone version.
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Nice grab. Sometimes the Bay works out.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby TravisB » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:03 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:Just got this in. 46 Whaler in desert ironwood. Can’t believe my luck. I was the only bidder on this the other night on eBay, and his starting price was very reasonable. I just love it when small sellers get ignored by the crowd.
This one is a good looking knife. Like it much better than the muscle bone version.
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Nice one ssk ::tu::

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:31 pm

I saw an older northfield 46 in really nice jig bone on ebay that sold for $905 OBO. :shock:
-Paul T.

Always looking for excellent to mint condition schrade cut co and walden knives. I really like stockman and cattle patterns.

Camillus for sale
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Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:19 pm

KnifeSlinger#81 wrote:I saw an older northfield 46 in really nice jig bone on ebay that sold for $905 OBO. :shock:



Trying to figure out what something will go for on eBay is maddening. That is just absurd.
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Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:28 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
KnifeSlinger#81 wrote:I saw an older northfield 46 in really nice jig bone on ebay that sold for $905 OBO. :shock:



Trying to figure out what something will go for on eBay is maddening. That is just absurd.
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GEC's can get ridiculous. I have tried to get mint 81 stockmans but every one I've tried to go after on ebay sold for at least 3x the original price, some up to 5x. They aren't worth THAT much. I would do 2x as much, maybe a tad more but that's it.
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Always looking for excellent to mint condition schrade cut co and walden knives. I really like stockman and cattle patterns.

Camillus for sale
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:58 pm

Things sell different every day. No way to predict sometimes. But the reason GECs sell for so much is because that's how much people are willing to pay. Huge demand is not their fault, and I've overpaid on a number of GEC knives and you know what? I was stupid for thinking that because they then proceeded to go up even more and if I ever decide to sell them, they will go for 2X, or 3X, or 4X what I paid so GEC is doing me a favor every day by growing their business demand. So shelling out the big bucks does sometimes pay off in a year or two big time. And look, Queen folded and Case is putting out low grade lame junk on all the runs I've bought lately and they don't even compare to GEC in quality or style, or innovative cover materials. And all GEC does is make knives like Case USED to make back before their 1980s runs, so really there is no other supplier of a knife quality and style of GEC. None. So of course the demand is high, the numbers low, and the demand and value will keep going up. This keeps coming up and so does the price of aftermarket GECs. But it's because they built a better mouse trap and we all love them and GEC should be commended. More and more knife people are coming over to them. Because they build the cooler knife. They keep the numbers low and the price keeps going up. If you ask me GEC is brilliant and should be taught in every class of economics, marketing, advertising, business etc. And the President should hold them up as a model for American business and success for the future and economic growth, restoring America's reputation for quality goods at a good price. Look at GEC, they were nothing 15 years ago, hadn't even opened. Now they rule the traditional knife world and for good reason. They make you a knife that will be worth twice or three times what you paid for it. Case isn't doing that for you. Neither is any other company I can think of. Chris Reeves included, or whatever company you want to name. Hats off and hail to GEC. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVE them.
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