GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:12 pm

robbobus wrote:The. 44 Magnum gunstock will be out first quarter or so 2018 and looks to be fantastic. And they should do a swayback jack too. But I presume Bill Howard won't see this post and have made whatever he wants. And I will be waiting dollars in hand.

The #47 is a swayback jack. I borrowed this photo from Gino in the EDC thread today:

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I'm looking forward to the big gunstock as well. ::handshake:: And, yes, we will be standing by regardless of what they build with wallets open. :lol:

Should have my smooth white #78 in hand in the upcoming week. The anxiety is killing me! ::mdm::
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:41 am

Yesterday (Sunday) i was cruising on ebay and saw an ad for a new 2017 GEC #78 American Jack with smooth white bone and a SINGLE blade for $80 delivered. So i bought it as seller's FB is perfect. I have even received a 'shipped' notice with tracking number even though i doubt it has been shipped.
From what i can see on the GEC site the single blade 78's have not yet been shipped to dealers. And why would a seller be so keen to sell the newest, hottest, GEC at a price that cannot not have any profit in it for himself ? He had 4 and 2 were already sold.
Can someone here explain such a low price for a knife that soon will be in high demand ?
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby TripleF » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:58 am

WOWZUH.....love that spear point with swedge!!! :shock: ::tu::
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby DM11 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:52 pm

A pic of the smooth white bone.
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby Tsar Bomba » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:20 pm

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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:26 pm

Here is my single blade #78 that i bought on ebay from Circle A Knives. Never heard of them and price was lowest of all so i wondered if i was taking a chance. But all just fine and it's a nice well made well fitted knife. It is perfect in it's simplicity and basically perfect in construction: pull ~ 5-6, clean half stop, good spine-spring alignment, centered blade, smooth action, zero play, and, slender.
One could actually commit to this knife "I will carry you forever".
I like it.
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby JohnR » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:49 am

Nice one's guys, I picked up 2 of the 2 blades, jigged bone and ebony, I think the ebony is my favorite.
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby Railsplitter » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:59 am

kootenay joe wrote:Here is my single blade #78 that i bought on ebay from Circle A Knives. Never heard of them and price was lowest of all so i wondered if i was taking a chance. But all just fine and it's a nice well made well fitted knife. It is perfect in it's simplicity and basically perfect in construction: pull ~ 5-6, clean half stop, good spine-spring alignment, centered blade, smooth action, zero play, and, slender.
One could actually commit to this knife "I will carry you forever".
I like it.
kj


Nice looking knife! Circle A Knives has an AAPK store on the forum. I've purchased from them twice myself and I highly recommend them. ::tu::
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:59 am

Excellent dark dense ebony on your 78. I think it is perhaps the best of all handle materials. There are a great many well used 100+ yr old knives with ebony handles that remain in perfect condition, no cracks, chips or shrinkage.
Great knife !
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:01 pm

"Nice looking knife! Circle A Knives has an AAPK store on the forum. I've purchased from them twice myself and I highly recommend them."
Thanks Rick, good to know. I will check out their AAPK store.
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby JohnR » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:36 pm

Thank you KJ, agree about the ebony, have several old ones that are still perfect after 100 years.

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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:36 pm

I'm still waiting on the release of the two blade stag. That said, if the only picture of them I've seen is a preview of what they will look like, I may pass.
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:53 pm

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It's not looking like my taste buds will be tickled.
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:50 pm

Have a look at the Stag slabs before hafting of the 78's. It is magnificent Stag, yet once on the knives it looks boring.
Why does GEC shave off the outer bark to get the right thickness at the bolsters ? Thin them out by shaving down the underside ! Look at any old British Stag handled knife and what you see looks like the GEC slabs before hafting; end to end bark.
Why does GEC not shave from the underside ?
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Re: GEC #78 American Jack Is Out

Postby robbobus » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:22 pm

I picked out my stag yesterday. Was my 3rd choice as they were getting snapped up quickly.
Not too thick.
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