Only One Knife

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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Only One Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:18 pm

If you could only use one GEC knife for the rest of your life, it would have to do everything you do: hunt, fish, carpentry, farm, cattle, camp, etc. And furthermore if it had to be a single blade knife, which GEC would you pick ? You might want to think about it as it would be a lifelong commitment.
I know which one it is for me. It is a knife i just received and it got me thinking about "The One Knife" thing.
It is a GEC 235109ECL
4 1/2" so a good size but it is slender so o.k. in pocket or belt sheath
3 7/8" drop point blade, right profile & size for field dressing deer and enough blade to be mostly there after many sharpenings
The liner lock is 100% solid. Your hand is safe when using the knife.
Has end caps: looks better and bone will not crack when dropped on end.
I cannot think of a better single blade GEC Do-It-All knife. I hope you can or this will be a short thread.
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:44 pm

Great looking knife. Too bad it's not drilled for a lanyard. Would make a perfect backpocket carry if it was (or if it had a bail). ::nod::

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Re: Only One Knife

Postby big monk » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:02 pm

#73 Scout for me** :)
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:31 am

Yeah, it should have a lanyard hole.
And it looks like the blade on the 73 is the same profile as on my 23. If so it is basically the same as my liner lock 23, but scaled down a bit.
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby robbobus » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:10 am

I shall play. I could live with any 14 or 15 most practically. But if it were up to me I would go regular 2 blade jack, but alas. I am a toss between my 73 liner lock and a 43. They are both exceptional.
So I went and pulled out the tub of GEC and had a look. These 4 jumped out, I could live with any. The 48 would be a pick in 40 years as awesome as it is. The 43 is likely a bit big. That 73 would work as would the 55. Both a good size for the pocket.
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But then I thought of another. Rare, beautiful, pocketable and has a quality that brings a smile to my face. I choose the 641113LBSG in Genuine Stag.
It locks up tight, the stag goes beyond and is plain cool. It's a hair less than practical but I can't foresee being down to just
one. :D
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:53 am

64 Swing Guard ! I did not know of this knife. Great blade and a guard for safety. Good choice i say.
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby 313 Mike » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:56 am

Well, I actually only own one single blade GEC, so my choice would have to be this Northwoods bullet jack in cocobolo. Great little knife that actually packs a lot of blade into a small frame. Solid as a rock, half stop, bery snappy and quite capable. Very pocket friendly too of course.
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby Doug51 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:34 pm

Kootenay Joe that's a good looking knife. Well seeing as I have 2 43's I'd say it's this one. I really like this little 38 but it's blade would be to fine for a one knife for the rest of my years scenario. Glad I don't have to make that choice. :D
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:35 pm

The #43 at 4 1/4" is a good size for a knife for life. So far no one has selected a 54 frame which is 4 1/8". Maybe there are no single blade 54's ?
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby FarSide » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:46 pm

Man you don't make this easy. One single blade would probably be this one.

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Re: Only One Knife

Postby robbobus » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:11 pm

kootenay joe wrote:The #43 at 4 1/4" is a good size for a knife for life. So far no one has selected a 54 frame which is 4 1/8". Maybe there are no single blade 54's ?
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Ooh, the DLT sfo single blade 54 from last summer would be a dandy pick. I prefer to the 78 singles personally.

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Re: Only One Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:36 pm

I'm learning here ! Did not know of the 2017 DLT single blade #54. Now i'm looking for one.
Alfred E. is your pick a #77 ?
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Re: Only One Knife

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:01 pm

The only single blade GEC I have, so at present anyway this is it. :lol: But it's a dandy! ::tu::

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Re: Only One Knife

Postby Doug51 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:24 pm

Mumblety-peg: That sure is a fine one. I almost bought one of those instead of the 43. Then the Gunstocks and the temptation is strong again.

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Re: Only One Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:29 pm

A #14 would work but shorter edge = more frequent sharpening, still plenty of blade for 1+ lifetimes.
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