GEC 48 Improved Trapper

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby Turtle » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:33 pm

looks like the Northfield bone will be pickle green
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:09 pm

Better stick that here because it won't be at the other end of that link by tomorrow night. Looks more like Chicago Hot Dog green relish green to me. :lol:
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:30 pm

Green has proved to be popular for some years now, since the Camillus made 'Remington' folders of 1990's ?
Am i the only one who does not like the look of this green on any knife ?
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:32 pm

Not the only one. Green belongs on traffic control lights, grass, trees and money.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby 313 Mike » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:19 pm

Not a fan of that green either...if it was a deep olive colored green that would be different, but pickle green does nothing for me. Maybe if they called it jalapeno green I might be more inclined to dig it.. :lol:
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby Turtle » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:13 pm

I don't care for it either.I was hoping for something like Calico jigged bone or smooth Calico bone,I haven't seen these two since 2013 when the #92 Eureka Jack came out.

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:22 pm

I dig that green (but I always dig green :mrgreen:) and I think it's going to convince me to get a #48 improved. It looks close to my favorite Case #54 and I'd love to have it with a Wharnie blade:

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I put in a sure thing reservation on the NF bone, which is likely the pickle green. I may check with GSJ as well since I lost out on the #13 reservation last time. With as many variations on the improved as there are I think the lolly scramble shouldn't be nearly as intense...
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:26 pm

I broke down and put in a "Maybe" at Collector Knives. I wanted the Rotten Banana but they were all spoken for by the time I got there, sooo I opted for the Acrylic two blade. It depends on what it is of course, whether I follow through or not. I've liked a good bit of GEC's Acrylic so I'm not too concerned. Time will tell.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:37 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:I broke down and put in a "Maybe" at Collector Knives. I wanted the Rotten Banana but they were all spoken for by the time I got there, sooo I opted for the Acrylic two blade. It depends on what it is of course, whether I follow through or not. I've liked a good bit of GEC's Acrylic so I'm not too concerned. Time will tell.

They always are. If GEC announces a #15 Barlow run in rotten banana bone I may need to fly to OK and put in a reservation with Mike personally. ::rotflol::

Not the world's biggest fan of acrylic knives but my one GEC, a camo #18, is pretty neat. I just don't have much occasion to carry it so it mostly sits in its tube.

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:46 pm

A half dozen of mine are Acrylic and the 2009 89 Pumpkin Patch is the only one I'm a little iffy about.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jmh58 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:00 am

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby biglmbass » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:04 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Green has proved to be popular for some years now, since the Camillus made 'Remington' folders of 1990's ?
Am i the only one who does not like the look of this green on any knife ?
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Can't say the new pickle green 48 does anything for me, but they've done pickle green before on the 85 teardrop or bullet end jack (their term) and I thought it looked good. Really wish I'd bought one.... ::huff:: ::smirk::
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:41 pm

Seriously can't wait for my impulse buy bloodwood #48. Hoping the bone is soon to follow. ::nod::

The GEC blog is taunting me at this point. ::sneaky::

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby knowtracks » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:07 am

Picked up a couple at the Oregon Collectors knife Show last weekend, got 2 of Charlie's (upnorth) SFO and a Tiger Eye Acrylic.
Love the jigging and bone on Charlie's!! ::tu::
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:01 pm

This GEC #48 pattern has just been released as a Northwoods called the "Hawthorne Jack": 2 blade choices, clip or Wharncliffe and 4 handle choices: mammoth, giraffe bone, Micarta and stag.
There are basically 2 differences between a Northwoods & a GEC. Some Northwoods have a unique Wharncliffe like blade that is their own design, and the handle materials are more 'upscale'.
I have many of the Northwoods, acquired as they were released. I really like ivory & mammoth ivory as knife handles so these are what i often go for.
The Hawthorne Jack became available at 1400 hrs EST yesterday at the KSF website. I was there right at the first second and had a chance to take a quick look at most of the mammoth ivory ones. I was planning to buy one, but i did not feel 'moved' at all by any of them. For the $100+ extra for mammoth i want a knife that 'grab's me'.
I am disappointed with this run of Northwoods. In the past there have been Northwoods with most attractive mammoth, a few of which i now have.
I'm posting this to ask if anyone else checked over the Hawthornes yesterday at 1400 hrs EST. Time is important as they did not last more than ~ 1/2 hour. Do you share my ho-hum reaction to what i perceive as rather boring mammoth on these Hawthornes ?
Did you buy one ?
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