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Gunstock

Postby boykinlp » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:22 am

Any interest in the #44 Gunstock knives? I am going to get one in Cocobolo with the brass bolsters and bullet shield. Looks to be coming along fine:

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Re: Gunstock

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:51 am

I've got an ebony on the way and a stag Northfield in reserve. The pictures of the ebony I've seen look great. ::nod::
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Re: Gunstock

Postby JohnR » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:02 pm

I was so impressed with the ebony I put a reserve in for everything but the micarta.
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Re: Gunstock

Postby Railsplitter » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 pm

I want an Ebony Gunstock but I've already exceeded my knife budget this month. I might put a knife up for sale to raise the funds but I'm not sure yet.

Can someone post a pic with the Clip blade closed and the Pen blade fully open?
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Re: Gunstock

Postby boykinlp » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Railsplitter wrote:I want an Ebony Gunstock but I've already exceeded my knife budget this month. I might put a knife up for sale to raise the funds but I'm not sure yet.


Rick,
I know what you mean! Lots of nice knives coming up soon. One thing I am wondering is, I am reading the Ebony Gunstock is bringing rave reviews, does that mean that the other handle materials should be the same quality? Or, will each be a separate entity? I am hoping the quality will be the same throughout.
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Re: Gunstock

Postby Railsplitter » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:07 pm

boykinlp wrote:
Railsplitter wrote:I want an Ebony Gunstock but I've already exceeded my knife budget this month. I might put a knife up for sale to raise the funds but I'm not sure yet.


Rick,
I know what you mean! Lots of nice knives coming up soon. One thing I am wondering is, I am reading the Ebony Gunstock is bringing rave reviews, does that mean that the other handle materials should be the same quality? Or, will each be a separate entity? I am hoping the quality will be the same throughout.
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Larry,
I would just about bet that the others will be the same quality. Hope so anyway.
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Re: Gunstock

Postby m0nk » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Yes, lots of interest here! I've got a goldenrod on reserve and the productions pics look amazing. Thanks JohnR for posting the comparison pic with the 77 jack. I've been almost crying myself to sleep at night wishing I could get a 77 clip jack, and the #44 blades appear to be almost the same length. Come to find out I really like Tidioute-style clip blades. Anyway, if you can trust the specs from DLT, the 44 clip is a hair longer than the 77 clip! ::woot:: Yet the 44 has a shorter and to me, more interesting, frame. Win/win!

For now at least, I'll pass on the NF 44s because of the brass and the long swedge on the clip that I just can't warm up to. Yet. I spent a short time at a certain senior military college in East Texas where I shined LOTS of brass. Enough brass polishing to last me a lifetime. So I'm not much of a brass fan. But my tastes evolve over time, and I certainly might change my mind about the NF 44s by the end of this run.

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Re: Gunstock

Postby Tsar Bomba » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 am

I reserved the NF 44 with the brass and the bullet shield. Apparently my interest in this knife is the opposite of everybody else's. I like the gunstock pattern but the red one was the only one that really "wowed" me in a year when I overspent on a couple TCs and a couple NF 77s plus overdid it a little on the 43. ::paranoid:: ::smirk::

I suspect that I might like it more than I anticipated and that at least some of the versions I might like will still be available after my dealer's reservations all clear (or somewhere else). I always warm to ebony but with a gunstock I prefer the accouterments usually reserved for the NF runs.

With any luck I'll find one that knocks me out and there'll be a little left over in the budget to sneak one in. :lol:
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Re: Gunstock

Postby JET79 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:20 pm

I switched my reserve to the Goldenrod before I saw a finished product on the Ebony. I really like the Ebony but just saw the Goldenrod this morning and I'm pretty stoked about em!
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Re: Gunstock

Postby singin46 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 am

Yep, me too JET79. I have never owned a GEC Gunstock and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one. Only fitting that my reserve is at GunstockJackKnives! ::tu::
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Re: Gunstock

Postby Txjohn » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:54 am

Not sure Tidioute posted above is golden rod . Looks like antique yellow to me . Perhaps Rendezvous special?

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Re: Gunstock

Postby boykinlp » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:58 pm

Txjohn wrote:Not sure Tidioute posted above is golden rod . Looks like antique yellow to me . Perhaps Rendezvous special?


Txjohn, that's has to be Golden Rod since it has the nickel bolsters. I just looked on the GEC website and under "Our Cover and #44 Tidioute Cutlery, Buffalo Jack (Gunstock)", this picture is also posted:

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The Golden Rod knife is going to have the Tidioute shield instead of the one shown on the original poster.

Found this too.

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Re: Gunstock

Postby m0nk » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:30 am

Git in mah pocket!! ::drool::

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Re: Gunstock

Postby singin46 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:40 am

Yep, won't be long for these jigbones now. ::tu::
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Re: Gunstock

Postby Duffer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:37 am

The 44 I just got (Ebony) is a spectacular example of Cutlery craftsmanship! I was disappointed last year in the 38 Churchill. Poor hafting—the brass liners (on my Ebony) stuck up above the handles on top all the way on both sides and the W&T was not good. The brass liner was proud enough to catch and slide your fingernail all over with out going off the track. Very disappointed :( I guess GEC (Bill Howard) got the workforce up to speed and this 44 proves it!
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