GEC #35 Harness Jack

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GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:53 pm

My favorite knife 'set up' is 2 blades, 1 spring which this 3 3/4" Equal End Double End jack is. It is a Charlie Campagna SFO, his 10th Harness Jack.
The knife is attractive, as attractive as a 'plain jane' equal end frame can be. It lacks the 'wow' factor of the curvaceous serpentine patterns.
Plain Jane she might be but i rank this as one of the very best of all my GEC's. The reason is the blade grind. It's the thinnest of any GEC blade i've ever met and i think of any production knife i own. But it is not flexible or flimsy in any way. It is a Champion Slicer. I say GEC's best slicer.
The other reason for ranking Plain Jane as GEC Knife # 1 is the awl. I have never had a pocket knife awl with such an extreme point, like a hypodermic needle point.
This pattern has not received much mention. Mine has become my new EDC. It is just too good to not use.
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:59 pm

Just want to add that in use it is very comfortable in hand because the secondary awl lies almost flush with the frame. Too often a secondary blade sticks out enough to make a firm grip uncomfortable. Not so here. It is a very usable knife. Can you tell i'm enthused ?
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:06 am

Kj that;s a superb knife. I like the equal ends, they seem to ride in the pocket better than others. I assume those are ebony handles?
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby sunknife » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:21 am

I agree that is a sweet knife. I've been eyeing those when they come up for sale and wanting one, keep hoping for a lucky steal but probably not gonna happen so I need to face the fact that I should pay what it is worth if I want to own one. :) I did pick up a GEC 54 harness jack about a month ago and I love it but it is a little large for pocket carry and having it hasn't made me not want the #35 too. I love a knife with an awl, I think because it reminds me of my very first real knife, a Boy Scout many moons ago. :)

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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby edge213 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:43 am

KJ, that one is a beauty. I see why you like it.
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:25 pm

Thanks for your posts. Yes handles are ebony. I think this is the only handle material it came with.
I posted so that if you see one on the secondary market for a reasonable price, you will know it is a 'good knife', especially to carry & use.
There is very little posted about this knife so i wanted to spread the word because i am sure you will also be impressed by this 'sleeper'.
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby terryl308 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:14 pm

KJ, I see why you like it, it has a nice "flow" (for lack of a better term). I'll be looking for one myself. ::tu:: Terry
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:35 pm

I just saw this one on ebay. Apparently a SFO for Blade Forums.
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby Dinadan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:04 pm

Joe - that is a fine looking knife and I can see why you made it your EDC. I have a couple of ebony handled GECs (not #35) and I really like the ebony, as well as the blades. I have a #54 Harness Jack and it also has a very serious punch, and a very serious backspring, too. I do not collect Harness Jacks but I could not resist getting just one. Did you ever see this thread? It has been dormant for a couple of years now.
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:20 pm

Greg, the BF knife is the same pattern but i wonder if the blade is ground as thinly; i.e. did Charlie request an extra thin blade grind ?
Or did all the blades, BF & CC receive the same thin grind ?
Mel i had not seen the thread "Charlie's Passion". I will add my pics of HJ #10 to it shortly.
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Re: GEC #35 Harness Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:36 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, the BF knife is the same pattern but i wonder if the blade is ground as thinly; i.e. did Charlie request an extra thin blade grind ?
Or did all the blades, BF & CC receive the same thin grind ?
Mel i had not seen the thread "Charlie's Passion". I will add my pics of HJ #10 to it shortly.
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I don't know the answer to that question Kj. I just happened to see it while browsing. I noticed they also had a very similar pattern but with a pen in place of the punch.
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